Re: [ANNOUNCE] darcs mirror of the linux kernel repository

From: David Roundy
Date: Fri Nov 12 2004 - 08:06:55 EST

On Thu, 11 Nov 2004 22:19:27 +0100, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Would it be possible to get data from so that complete
> history is preserved?

Full history could be preserved, but I don't think that getting it from the
web interface would be polite, and I can't run bk myself (for obvious

I could hack up a sketch of how I'd go about getting the full history.
Crudely speaking, I'd just need a couple of functions: one telling me the
parents of a given version, and one fetching a given version. And of
course, finding the author/date/comments for each version. If someone else
were willing to implement those two functions, I could sketch out how the
darcs side of things. Obviously renames wouldn't be preserved with just
those functions, but that's not a huge loss. And also, the conversion
process would be painfully slow.
David Roundy
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