[scribus] Removing the root directory in the git repositories
rich.inud at naktiv.net
Mon Oct 22 13:50:13 UTC 2012
The sooner you do it, the less painful it will be later.
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On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 03:24:15PM +0200, ale rimoldi wrote:
> Hi people,
> Hi Malex,
> In the past, I was a little bit bothered by the fact that git repository
> had a "Scribus/" directory at its root, which then contained the Scribus
> I was wondering why this extra level was needed, but since the real
> files were just a "cd" away, I never really cared.
> I was wrong! I should have said at the beginning and it would have been
> an easy fix.
> Now, I care! I'm trying to document, how to start contributing
> to Scribus by using Qt Creator and the issue i get is that the "Qt/git"
> wizard can't find the Qt project file, because it's not in the root
> Instead of bothering each single potential contributor with tedious
> extra steps, when starting toying with the Scribus code, i think that
> it's really time to get this fixed for real and remove that "useless"
> Scribus/ directory.
> I've been to the #git support channel and I asked the people in there
> what they think about such a change.
> The answer could be summarized in: from the git point of view, it's not
> really a good idea, but if you have a small team it should not
> bee too painful.
> So, I'd like to suggest you that we do it before the number of people
> using the git repository grows and it gets really painful!
> Now some facts.
> The command to run is:
> $ git filter-branch --tag-name-filter cat --prune-empty \
> --subdirectory-filter Scribus/ -f -- --all
> and it has to be run at the root of the repository.
> it run for about twenty minutes on my computer and the result looks
> A bit more visually, the result is the following. Currently, when you
> clone the scribus.git repository you get the following content:
> ... after the change proposed it would look like this:
> If we decide to make the change, the guys on #git suggested the
> following steps:
> - fix a day and time when the change should happen.
> - everybody pushes what he has to push
> - somebody (A) checkouts all the remote branches
> - (A) removes all the remote branches
> - (A) fixes the directory structure on his local repository
> - (A) pushes the changes to the server
> - (A) recreates all the remote branch
> - everybody clones the new repository and checkout the "new" branches
> What is still missing: how to fix the repository tracking the svn trunk.
> I admit that it is quite some work, but, imo, it looks manageable.
> And I really would like to fix this issue, before even more people start
> working on the git repository!
> What are your thoughts?
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