1: ## NetBSD with git so far
3: * [[mailing-lists/tech-repository]]
4: * [[projects/project/cvs-migration]]
5: * [2011-10: Fossilizing NetBSD: The road to modern version control](https://2011.eurobsdcon.org/papers/sonnenberger/fossilizing.pdf)
6: * [2015-01: Core statement on version control systems](http://mail-index.netbsd.org/tech-repository/2015/01/04/msg000497.html)
7: * [2017-06: New home for the repository conversion](http://mail-index.netbsd.org/tech-repository/2017/06/10/msg000637.html)
8: * [2017-09: pkgsrc Commit Message Policy](http://mail-index.netbsd.org/pkgsrc-users/2017/09/12/msg025574.html)
9: * [GitHub.com/NetBSD](https://github.com/NetBSD)
11: ### Low memory hosts:
13: * [tuning for git on low memory](http://mail-index.netbsd.org/tech-repository/2015/01/08/msg000520.html)
15: git appears to have slightly different memory characteristics depending on the
16: protocol used. Over http I am able to get a full clone with all history on a
17: 256 + 256 raspberri pi. If you bump up the memory to 512 + 256 it makes ssh
18: possible, which means writes are possible.
20: The link above has some tuning I used to get memory requirements way down.
22: It should be noted that git support a "shallow" clone (--depth 1) which ignores
23: most history but allows commits and full development.
24: A shallow clone works on very small systems; I would guess 128MB + a little swap
25: is enough.
27: git is slow during 'status' by default since it searches the entire tree for a
28: change. It will produce a warning with tunable options if the command runs
33: After some complaining on the git@ mailing list a patch has been produced which
34: drops the memory requirements down quite a bit. I can now, without much tuning,
35: work on my 512 system.
37: ### CVS in parallel
39: I do not think this is a good idea and do not plan to advocate for it.
40: Git does have a cvs server built-in but I have not taken the time to set it up
41: for testing because it is slightly involved and I don't see the purpose.
43: ### Conversion
45: One-shot to create the new True Source. I don't think there will be many cvs
48: See above for CVS server provided if ongoing conversion is really desired.
50: ### existing cvs dependencies
52: is there a list of these? build systems?
53: The entire build infrastructure of NetBSD should (even without giti) change into a "jobs"-oriented workflow instead of a "server"-oriented workflow.
55: Very recent (summer 2017) events have shown that the ability to move things around is very important.
58: ### How should NetBSD be setup
60: High level- private box for write master using ssh, any number of additional
61: systems with read-only mirrors over http:// and git://
63: Also see a great description of how DragonflyBSD is setup:<br>
64: [dfbsd server setup](http://lists.dragonflybsd.org/pipermail/users/2015-January/207421.html)<br>
65: [dfbsd workflows](http://lists.dragonflybsd.org/pipermail/users/2015-January/207422.html)<br>
66: [dfbsd config](http://lists.dragonflybsd.org/pipermail/users/2015-January/207424.html)<br>
68: [In 2019, FreeBSD core team has appointed a WG to explore transition from Subversion to Git.](https://www.freebsd.org/news/status/report-2019-04-2019-06.html#FreeBSD-Core-Team)
70: ### how to install
72: git should fit into NetBSD src/tools easily. I have not personally tested
73: cross compilation.
75: ### workflows
77: See DragonflyBSD examples given above
79: There are many many workflows supported in git. For the most part I think
80: NetBSD developers would follow the "feature branch" workflow from the main repo
81: (or private/semi-private clones before merge).
83: Public collaboration is a big feature of git since it can format patches into
84: at least two different email formats and they can be submitted to a bug report
85: or to a mailing list, which should allow clean apply.
87: A non-developer could also post a pull request to github or host his git repo
88: for a friendly developer to add as an origin and pull his branch.
90: (git origin add future-developer http://example.com/~greatguy/src.git)
93: ### log message formats
95: Try to references named branches/tags instead of sha-1's
96: Also using the dates for commits instead of commit id's
98: ### how to convert
102: ### No lock-in
104: I am unable to anticipate the next generation of SCM.
105: Don't do anything weird like change history and we should be fine.
107: Maybe when we have 30 years of project history it will be time to consider
108: restructuring the project. :)
110: git is the most widely used VCS ever so it has the best chance of conversion tools existing.
111: No future tool will be able to exist without a git-conversion script.
115: I think this is less a function of the tool and more a function of the project not
116: allowing non-"standard" actions.
118: ### Who, When, and How Long?
120: * ESR/IIJ/Joerg - convert
121: * sometime, eventually, maybe
122: * assumptions/proposal:
124: Assuming conversion starting from date(x) to freeze(y) is relatively easy, the
125: refinements of Joerg/ESR conversion can continue to run in read-only mode as they
126: do today. This means the "switch" is a few hours only for:
128: 1. cvs goes read only
129: 2. history from last git conversion pull until now is appended
130: 3. cvs is turned off
131: 4. git is made available over ssh
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