2 days ago Purnank wrote:
> Last few hours I tried converting docutils history from SVN to GIT.

Why? Am I missing something?


Merry Christmas dear developers!

You are not missing anything Stefan.  The Git replication was primarily for my personal liberty and comfort.
I was just enquiring if this can help docutils development community in general.

Why git?

My primary motive was to create HTML5 compliant epub3 files from sphinx. But majority of the implementation/changes were required to be in docutils.
Rather than taking just the tip of docutils and maintain it's patch it, I found it more lucrative to take history to git/mercurial. With git I can just start hacking into docutils which my mininum (zero) background on docutils.

Why not use existing distributed replicas?

e.g. https://bitbucket.org/mirror/docutils/commits/branch/default or http://repo.or.cz/w/docutils.git?
Those replicas do not give due credit to original developers. They still use SVN or CVS login IDs of the developers.

commit d8d78a61332d8cfb47501afd36eb8ed5d30b1246
Author: Guenter Milde <milde@us~>
Date:   Sat Sep 28 09:17:07 2013 +0000

    Fix [ 223 ] by removing redundant tests we do not have control over.
commit 11fdf59b77eedd6bef63757f5fc58068fee860fd
Author: Engelbert Gruber <grubert@us~>
Date:   Tue Sep 17 06:56:18 2013 +0000

    add link to nikola , static site generator

P.S. I personally wanted to keep repository small without sandbox, web. And that also motivated me to create a separate repo.