On 2018-04-09, 08:38 GMT, Jaak Ristioja wrote: > First, technically there is no difference between branches and > tags in Subversion . So the tags are not actually tags in > SVN in the sense of snapshots, but actually work exactly like > branches. Keeping these as git tags in git mirrors is a matter > of preference, but it might not work well if these "tags" are > ever (accidentally?) updated in SVN.
You are right, and my appreciation of SVN (not very high even before, https://youtu.be/4XpnKHJAok8?t=3075 :) ) just decreased a bit. I have probably not understood what tag and branch means in the SVN world (and I have to admit, I don’t care that much). > Secondly, your mirror seems to missing some empty directories (the > BibleTime mirror handles these using the `clone --preserve-empty-dirs` > workaround documented in `git help svn`): You are right, that's a bug and I will reclone. > Thirdly, your mirror is missing the rest of the branches which > are present in SVN, Do you mean CrossWire, sword-1-4-x, sword-1-7-x, sword-1-8-x, wdg, and wince? I have them here, I have just never pushed them to the gitlab, because I don't need them personally. I could if ever anybody asks for it. > and there's also an extra branch named "czech-locale". Well, generally, this is not meant as a publicly used mirror, it is my private git repo for doing my work on Sword, so this is my branch I would love to have merged to the upstream SVN eventually. > Finally, since the commit authorship information in your repository > seems to have been rewritten, the mirroring is, strictly speaking, not > that exact. Additionally, if your mirror is synchronized with SVN > automatically, I doubt the automation can properly rewrite authorship > information if new users commit to the SVN repository. I can anytime fix authors.txt file (or whatever svn.authorsfile configuration points to) and rerun with https://gitlab.com/mcepl/git-svn-tools/blob/master/git-svn-fix-authors > Concerning preservation of authorship information in Sword++ , which > is based on the  mirror, we've opted to use a .mailmap file (git help > shortlog) instead of rewriting history. I think that updating that file > poses less problems than rewriting history in a mirror. So the BibleTime > mirror works well for us. See above, I just update one line in authors.txt file as well. Best, Matěj -- https://matej.ceplovi.cz/blog/, Jabber: mc...@ceplovi.cz GPG Finger: 3C76 A027 CA45 AD70 98B5 BC1D 7920 5802 880B C9D8 [...] sleep is no substitute for caffeine. -- Robert Storey in review of Debian (when describing re-compilation of kernel :-) _______________________________________________ sword-devel mailing list: email@example.com http://www.crosswire.org/mailman/listinfo/sword-devel Instructions to unsubscribe/change your settings at above page