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Re: 5 days old?

On Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 17:44 Constantine A. Murenin <> wrote:
On Sun, 26 Apr 2020 at 12:20, <> wrote:
On Sun, Apr 26, 2020 at 02:30:48PM +1000, Paul Ripke wrote:
> I switched away from cvsup a while back, but I now see that github
> NetBSD/src mirror is now 5 days old. Known issue?

Yes, I believe joerg and spz are changing the conversion from
cvs->??->git to hg->git, to match what will be done once we stop using

What's wrong with "??"?  I think it's pretty well-known that Fossil has been the intermediary repository in NetBSD's conversion from CVS to Git since 2011, and it would seem that is still up-to-date, FWIIW, whereas GitHub's src is 7 days behind.

I thought the plan to move to HG hasn't been finalised yet, am I missing something?  Plus, why HG and not Fossil, if the end-result consumption is via Git anyways?

Last I heard fossil had scaling issues due to the large number of artifacts that needed to be tracked. I may be able to trawl notes and find some particulars, or Joerg may be able to comment from memory on the technical aspects.

I was really hopeful for fossil as a solution as it seems really sane for many reasons:
1) good user interface(s)
2) good, novel ticket handling
3) sane architecture
4) portable C implementation
5) BSD license 

I think in the end though Joerg reckoned the scalability issue was too much.



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