That's right, all of VXL's history is now at your finger tips with no internet connection needed.  You can commit to VXL on an airplane now (without paying that internet fee).

Most of the credit goes to Brad for doing the heavy lifting.  I just marketed the idea to the community and helped with the documentation.

Best of Luck,

On May 2, 2013, at 12:59 PM, "Wheeler, Frederick W (GE Global Research)" <> wrote:

Since there was no other feedback Iíll say I was able to clone today without any trouble.  I have not attempted any practice pushes.  The complete Git clone is 242M while the SVN checkout was 275M.  Amazing.
Thanks very much to you and Brad for all the effort you have put into making this transition.
From: Matt Leotta [] 
Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2013 10:27 AM
To: Vxl-maintainers
Subject: Re: [Vxl-maintainers] VXL migration to Git nearly complete
We are satisfied with our testing of the new Git repository.  However, I have not received any feedback from anyone.  We will plan to open the repository to accept pushed commits at noon EDT today (hour and a half from now). However, if you are currently experimenting with Git and practicing/testing by pushing dummy commits to the server and would like more time to do so, please let me know ASAP.  We can easily keep the repository in a read-only state for longer if there is a desire to do so.


On Wed, May 1, 2013 at 6:06 PM, Matt Leotta <> wrote:
The migration of VXL from Subversion to Git is essentially complete.  However, we are leaving the new git repository in "read-only mode" until tomorrow to allow time for some additional testing.  You should be able to do everything except push changes back to the server.  In fact you can test pushing changes back to the server as well.  If everything would have succeeded you should get the message below:
remote: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
remote: updates temporarily not allowed
remote: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
remote: error: hook declined to update refs/heads/master
Please follow these instructions to get started:
In addition to this wiki, we have updated the main VXL website to refer to Git, converted the WWW repository containing the website to a Git repository, and updated the nightly documentation builds at Kitware to pull from Git instead of Subversion.  Whoever is maintaining the documentation builds hosted at Brown and Manchester will need to do the same.  Anyone who maintains a dashboard build will also need to update it to pull from the Git repository.  Instructions are on the wiki.
I will send another e-mail (and also an e-mail to vxl-users) tomorrow when we lift the restriction on writing to the repository.  The old Subversion repository will remain for now in a read-only state.  It has been updated to produce a CMake error if anyone tries to build it.  The git-svn tracking repository will be removed shortly.  Let me know if there are any questions or issues.