[Kolab-devel] CVS to Mercurial conversion

Mathieu Parent math.parent at gmail.com
Wed Sep 1 11:47:48 CEST 2010

On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 9:56 AM, Gunnar Wrobel <wrobel at kolabsys.com> wrote:
> Hi!
> We are finally getting ready to migrate from CVS to Mercurial. There are two


> If we agree on a common tag/branch naming pattern
I don't know if we should have a different scheme for tags and
branches. Why not use SERVER_x_y for both?

branch SERVER_2_3_BRANCH
tags SERVER_2_3_0_beta1 SERVER_2_3_0_final or SERVER_2_3_0_release

also don't forget the branch "master", "default" or "trunk" (it seems
that "default" is the ...default).

>  - Is the listed mail address the correct one?
yes for mine.

>  - I tried identifying the most recent mail addresses for the persons with
>   commit access. Is this what we want to use or should we use old addresses
> if
>   we are certain those were being used when the person was actively working
> on
>   the Kolab server?
Newer address is better IMO.

>  - Should we send a mail to all the people on the list and get verification
> of
>   the addresses?
Yes. But it is not a problem if the address has been deleted: deleted
address is better than no address.

>  - Should we use Umlauts in the names or not?
Why not? Mercurial is UTF-8 and we may have an indian, russian,
chinese, ... contributors in the future. Mozilla does
(http://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/d0eec00d977c) ;)



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