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repository archeolo-git needed

Pedro Giffuni
Hi;

Apparently the old mercurial repository that the OOo team did in
bitbucket is no more, and we know that because the link in our sources
page is not there.

For those of you that were not around, Oracle wanted to transfer the
history from the repositories but the process to convert everything from
mercurial to subversion would take too long and we needed to get started
really soon so we sidestepped it. With git it would have been easy, but
at the time infra only offered subversion.

There was some interesting code there which we actually have the power
to relicense. There was a branch with an update to hsqldb, for example.

Somewhat later Herbert Duerr actually made an exercise of a faithful
translation :

https://archive.fosdem.org/2014/schedule/event/exploring_openoffice_history_using_git_grafts/

last time I talked to him, he mentioned the resulting file was at
minotaur but there was a 26G blob mirrored here:

https://dev-www.libreoffice.org/extern/HistOOory_v0.9.zip

It would be really nice to take the above and rebase our current
repository on top of it. Or perhaps, someone should pass the request to
infra.

Cheers,

Pedro.


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Re: repository archeolo-git needed

Andrea Pescetti-2
Pedro Giffuni wrote:
> Somewhat later Herbert Duerr actually made an exercise of a faithful
> translation :
> https://archive.fosdem.org/2014/schedule/event/exploring_openoffice_history_using_git_grafts/
> last time I talked to him, he mentioned the resulting file was at minotaur

I have a genuine, unmodified, copy of Herbert's work in case someone
finds it useful. I can upload it to an ASF space upon request.

> It would be really nice to take the above and rebase our current
> repository on top of it.

It would be nice for sure. It would also expand the repository size, but
git is very good at this so the impact might be negligible. As usual,
the biggest problem is finding someone who wants to do the work! One
could also do an experimental rebase and put it online somewhere, no
need for this to be "official" (or better: no need for this to be
"official" from the start).

Regards,
   Andrea.

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