[vtk-developers] [Paraview-developers] CVS->Git Transition Plan

Dave Partyka dave.partyka at kitware.com
Thu Apr 15 16:29:51 EDT 2010

Hi All,

We are going to be locking the following CVS repositories tomorrow (April
16th) to commence the Git Transition. After the transition is complete, you
will have to patch in any changes you have in your local CVS sandboxes into
a new git clone of any of these repositories.


Please read Brad's email (below) for more details regarding Git and also if
you have not provided Kitware with your public ssh key and wish to have push
access please read below.


On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 2:23 PM, Brad King <brad.king at kitware.com> wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> In the coming weeks we will transition both VTK and ParaView to Git.
> We have already published *experimental* repositories (these links
> redirect web browsers to a gitweb interface):
>  http://vtk.org/vtk-tmp.git
>  http://paraview.org/paraview-tmp.git
> These may or may *not* represent the final histories and may be
> rewritten at any time.  Please do not develop real changes on these
> histories or publish them elsewhere.  We'd like to avoid having more
> incompatible histories out there.  Additional details are available on
> these Wiki pages (under development):
>  http://www.vtk.org/Wiki/VTK/Git
>  http://www.paraview.org/Wiki/ParaView/Git
> We encourage everyone to clone the above repositories and try to
> build.  Feel free to push changes back (to test if your SSH key
> is installed correctly), but keep in mind these changes will be
> thrown away.
> Our preliminary plan/timeline for the permanent transition is:
> April  9th
>  - Make release binaries of VTK and ParaView available.
> April 16th
>  - Have Kitware-maintained VTK and ParaView dashboard clients
>    transitioned to use new "vtk_common" and "paraview_common"
>    helper scripts that provide a single point of change for
>    switching from CVS to Git.
> April 19th
>  - Lock VTK and ParaView CVS repositories, push final changes
>    to Git, switch all dashboards over to Git.  There will be
>    a final commit to CVS after this that adds a message() to
>    report that the CVS repository is no longer maintained.
> Throughout the dashboard and repository transition, and even a few
> days past April 19th, things may be chaotic while we address unforeseen
> issues.  After the initial activation of the Git repository as the
> official center of development we may restrict push access temporarily
> while things stabilize just as if we were preparing a release.
> In the mean time, if you have CVS commit access to VTK and/or ParaView
> and wish to have "push" privileges for the Git repository, please
> provide a public ssh key for authentication.  See here for details:
>  http://www.vtk.org/Wiki/VTK/Git#Publishing
> The CVS->Git tracking repositories we have been publishing on GitHub
> and Gitorious will be removed.  We will replace them with copies of
> the new official histories.  However, we may wait for a while before
> replacing them to avoid confusion of the two forms of history.
> -Brad
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