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Github Migration Plan

As you may know Google is ending support for Google code effe...
Github Migration Plan

Github Migration Plan

As you may know Google is ending support for Google code effectively forcing us to migrate to github. While we like a lot of things about github their 1gb per workspace restriction makes the migration process rather difficult since we have to manually delete some histories for binary files we committed into SVN.
Making matters worse, Google's so called "automated tools" are ridiculously simplistic and don't support anything like this or migration of more than 1000 issues!

This effectively means we will need to perform the migration manually, we will probably discard the existing tags but we will try to preserve workspace history and the issues. This Friday we will close the issue tracker, all new issues will be ignored, we will then move all the issues to a new github project that we will create for this purpose.
We will also move the code base and all future commits to the new repository but since commits are currently limited to Codename One team members this shouldn't be a problem.

Once we will finish the migration we will leave the existing project in Google code for reference purposes.

Hopefully we will finish the migration process over the weekend but from past experience I'm rather pessimistic. The svn2git tools were pretty badly broken the last time we checked them.
Hopefully our prior experience with such migration attempts will soften the blow and make the process easier this time around.

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Posted by Shai Almog

Shai is the co-founder of Codename One. He's been a professional programmer for over 25 years. During that time he has worked with dozens of companies including Sun Microsystems.
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