Hello Clément, all,

This is a very timely message! I have indeed started to think of making this migration again. Although I don't have a lot of time to work on it, I would like to see it done. There is an old attempt here:


but it didn't get updated and indeed we could do a better job with the user names. I'll take a look at your attempt soon (which tool did you use?).

I agree that we probably need to set a cut-off date and disconnect the old CVS repo, the sync options don't look robust. What I could most do with help is converting the packaging/publishing tools to use the github repo. (The web pages also badly need replacing but I'm not sure if anyone would have the stomach to do that?)

I'm slightly wary of needing to manage merge requests so I thought of using a GitHub organisation for this to share the job and to host a central repo. Hence:


If anyone on this list would like to join, please tell me your GitHub user name.

 - David

On 20/04/2015 19:29, Clément Pit--Claudel wrote:
Hi Pierre and David (and proofgeneral-devel),

There were talks a while ago on the mailing list about a migration to git. I 
think this would be really cool. I experimented with various export options, 
and came up with the repo at https://github.com/cpitclaudel/proof-general/ . 
The problem with the process that I used is that it makes it hard to 
incrementally track changes (we would need to migrate once and for all).

Most of the history seems to have been preserved just fine, but it would be 
nice to map CVS usernames to proper names and emails; the authors in the CVS 
tree seem to be [assia, crr, cxl, da, djs, fionam, gklein, hhg, joheras, lego, 
makarius, mark, markus, monnier, patrl, pier, proofgen, pxc, sberghof, tews, 
tms, weber]. Is there a list of names and emails somewhere matching these 

It would be great to get feedback on the history as recorded in 
https://github.com/cpitclaudel/proof-general/ ; also, if a migration was 
eventually decided, I could help with the process. One reason for migrating to 
Git and hosting on Github would be lowering the barrier of entry to new 
contributors: many of the changes that I made in my company-coq plugin could in 
fact be ported to proof-general. It could also allow for simplified 
distribution of extensions and updated versions, via emacs' package system.


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