On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 1:26 AM, Tim Chase <g...@tim.thechases.com> wrote:
> On 2013-11-17 14:43, Kyle J. McKay wrote:
>> Sounds like you want to write a 'git-remote-fossil' helper so you
>> can do something like:
>>    git clone fossil::http://sqlite.org/src
> Pretty much.  Or at least something akin to git-svn where one would do
>   git fossil clone http://some.fossil.url/path/to/repo.fossil
>   # hack hack
>   git commit
>   # possibly some git-branch, git-merge, git-rebase, git-cherry-pick
>   # lather, rinse, repeat
>   git fossil push # or git fossil dcommit
> I've not played with the git+hg or git+bzr bridges to see if they'd
> have a more useful interface that would better map to fossil.  If so,
> imagine that's what I typed above ;-)

If you're looking at implementing this, please look at "git help
remote-helpers" (or
) which describes an infrastructure (in addition to
fast-import/export) we have for interacting with foreign version
control systems. A remote helper for fossil repos would allow you to
consider the fossil repo as a git remote, and the usual git
clone/fetch/pull/push commands for interacting with remote repos would
Just Work against a fossil repo.

I understand how you might want to model this on "git svn", since that
is obviously the most popular interface between git and an other VCS,
but I believe git-svn is not the best example for how to write these
gateways nowadays. git-svn was written long before git remote-helpers
existed, but I hope/believe that if it was written again today, it
would use remote-helpers instead of implementing its own commands.

git-remote-bzr and git-remote-hg in contrib/remote-helpers/ is the
code that implements the git+bzr and git+hg bridges you mention above.
Those would be useful reference points when implementing a
git-remote-fossil helper. git-remote-mediawiki in contrib/mw-to-git/
might also be a useful example.


Johan Herland, <jo...@herland.net>
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