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From: Nirbheek Chauhan <nirbheek.chauhan@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-scm@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-scm] Re: [gentoo-dev] Progress on cvs->git migration
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 11:08:05
Message-Id: CADqQcK4A4MnwVppKwE8EaMUX7G6vxiOj6PO_qnO=J7TvgnDVbA@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-scm] Re: [gentoo-dev] Progress on cvs->git migration by "Robin H. Johnson"
On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 2:52 PM, Robin H. Johnson <robbat2@g.o> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 10:35:29AM +0200, Fabian Groffen wrote: >> What do you mean by reordering?  From what I see from generating >> ChangeLog files from both CVS as well as SVN (prefix-tree overlay), >> there is no difference in time, and hardly in message.  Just things like >> "[this is a placeholder, please ignore]" show up.
> CVS and SVN have global order, hence their ability to create changelogs > that are always growing in a single direction. Git has no global order > when merges are involved. If I merge in a commit made months ago, where > is the correct place for it in the generated changelog? When the > generated changelog is generated from scratch, where does it go? Does it > stay in the same place after more merges? >
I could've sworn we had decided to disallow merge commits because of this problem, the noise it creates, and the unnecessarily complicated history it would create. There's no value in preserving exact history for the portage tree. -- ~Nirbheek Chauhan Gentoo GNOME+Mozilla Team

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Re: [gentoo-scm] Re: [gentoo-dev] Progress on cvs->git migration William Hubbs <williamh@g.o>