Simon Willison’s Weblog

8 items tagged “versioncontrol”


Sam Vilain converted Perl’s history from Perforce to Git. [..] He spent more than a year building custom tools to transform 21 years of Perl history into the first ever unified repository of every single change to Perl. In addition to changes from Perforce, Sam patched together a comprehensive view of Perl’s history incorporating publicly available snapshot releases, changes from historical mailing list archives and patch sets recovered from the hard drives of previous Perl release engineers.

The Perl Foundation # 22nd December 2008, 6:06 pm

Maybe git is the monads of version control

Piers Cawley # 5th August 2008, 10:51 pm

Tailor. “Tailor is a tool to migrate or replicate changesets between ArX, Bazaar, Bazaar-NG, CVS, Codeville, Darcs, Git, Mercurial, Monotone, Subversion and Tla repositories.”—written in Python. # 24th June 2008, 9:59 am


Subversion WebDAV Autoversioning. Set up a WebDAV share that automatically versions any file saved to it. I had no idea Subversion could do this out of the box. # 23rd November 2007, 11:50 pm

Unfuddle. Private Subversion repository hosting provider with plans starting at free: now there’s no excuse not to have a svn repository somewhere. Also provides web based repository browsing and a reasonable looking ticket system. # 12th October 2007, 7:15 pm

A look back: Bram Cohen vs Linus Torvalds. Makes the case that Git has proved Linus Torvald correct on every point of his infamous debate with Bram Cohen back in 2005. # 17th July 2007, 10:29 pm

VCS Migration: The Hare and the Tortoise. Bazaar and Mercurial compared from the point of view of importing 1 million diffs from Mozilla CVS. Bazaar’s import is more robust but will take more than a month to complete. # 26th January 2007, 11:44 pm

Hacking Django, how Bazaar. This is a neat trick: use Subversion to track an upstream project, then create Bazaar branches to manage your own development against the trunk. # 12th January 2007, 10:34 am