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Archive for June 16th, 2015

Git SVN: an easy way to try out Git when your main repository is still SVN (via: XE6 still stuck on an old SVN version…)

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/06/16

Graeme Geldenhuys posted a great comment below.


Git can do SVN, so locally you will see it as a Git repository, but the SVN repository will stay “as is” and not be affected neither will other SVN users be affected.

Two of the great benefits of this:

  1. You have fill local history so no need for long server-round trips to access it.
  2. You have the full query featureset of Git at your disposal. Locally.

Combined, you can do these without the need to be online or wait for the SVN connection and transfer:

For instance to view your branches:

git branches -vv

Or to show the branch-history:

git show-branch

It is how I access the FastMM repository from Git and described the git commands on how to get started and keep up to date.

Here is Graeme’s comment:           Read the rest of this entry »

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