[R] Migrating R packages from svn/R-Forge to git/Github
jwiley.psych at gmail.com
Sun Feb 10 19:35:16 CET 2013
Just to add to what Yihui suggested, I have used Cygwin on all my
Windows machines to create a Linux environment for years. It is
stable and allows for many features. You can easily get git, svn, and
ruby --- I'm not sure about rubygems. Anyway, with a bit of work, I
suspect you could use Cygwin to get an environment on Windows that
would allow you to run svn2git to handle the conversions. If you're
willing to have a bit of a mess or drop some history, git svn will
work nicely too.
On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 10:22 AM, Yihui Xie <xie at yihui.name> wrote:
> In the past Github allows one to import from an existing SVN
> repository automatically via its web interface, but I just checked it
> and it seems to have gone. What is left is:
> https://help.github.com/articles/importing-from-subversion Perhaps it
> is best for you to do the conversion under Linux and then work under
> Yihui Xie <xieyihui at gmail.com>
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> On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 12:02 PM, Michael Friendly <friendly at yorku.ca> wrote:
>> [I'm not sure if this post should go to R-devel, but thought I'd start here
>> for wider readership.]
>> I have a collection of R packages that I maintain using the eclipse/StatET
>> (mainly on Windows) with SVN on the R-Forge system,
>> I'd like to consider moving these to git projects on GitHub, but I'm not
>> sure how best to get started. I'm not sure if can can clone/copy
>> a project from the R-Forge svn directly to github, or if I have to first
>> create a local git repo from the R-Forge svn and then push to github
>> from there.
>> However, there are linux tools for this (git-svn and svn2git), but I haven't
>> found equivalents
>> for Windows. I suppose I could do this initial part on my linux server
>> where I now use git and
>> github for other projects.
>> I'm also contemplating moving from eclipse/StatET to RStudio for
>> development, but that would be
>> down the road a bit.
>> Has anyone made this transition or have suggestions for how to ease it?
>> What are the
>> gotchas to watch out for?
>> -- Michael Friendly
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