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Re: Google Summer of Code 2009; how to fork off the unionfs code base

From: Sergiu Ivanov
Subject: Re: Google Summer of Code 2009; how to fork off the unionfs code base
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 14:58:33 +0300
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Thomas Schwinge <tschwinge@gnu.org> writes:
> On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 02:05:44PM +0300, Sergiu Ivanov wrote:
>> I'm going to start implementing the VFS-style union mount functionality
>> (http://preview.tinyurl.com/cpftg2).
> Congratulations for having gotten this GSoC project accepted!  Sergiu
> will be our only GSoC student for this summer.  As he has, through his
> previous work, already proven during the last year that he's capable of
> working on Hurd stuff, I have no doubt that it will be a success both for
> him and for us.  :-)

Thank you very much for such flattering appreciation! :-) I'll strive
hard to satisfy the expectations to the maximal degree :-)

>> The current strategy is based on
>> forking off the unionfs code base (retrieved from
>> http://www.nongnu.org/hurdextras/#unionfs). I am going (rather
>> naturally) to use git as the VCS for my project, which rises the
>> following question: how do I do the forking itself? Do I have to convert
>> the CVS repository of unionfs to git, or may I create an empty
>> repository, do a big push of all unionfs code there, and start working
>> in this repository?
> As far as I can tell, from a quick inspection, the copyright for all
> changes to the unionfs code is assigned to the FSF, so we can safely
> import that next to the main Hurd repositories.
> So, I'd rather go for the conversion method, to not hide the previous
> history.  And, as I'm already in this dirty business -- a bunch of the
> main Hurd's repositories and their branches have already been published,
> by the way -- I'm hereby offering to do the conversion for you.  Stay
> tuned.

I was also thinking about conversion, but it looked a bit frightening,
so I appreciate your proposal very much and I'll feel very much obliged
if you would help me in this matter :-)


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