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

Why? Am I missing something?


                                                Grüße

                                                Stefan
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?
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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?
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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.

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Purnank