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Re: Why was anoncvs taken offline, exactly?

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-www <pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Why was anoncvs taken offline, exactly?
Date: 2010-11-22 22:30:55
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Excerpts from Magnus Hagander's message of lun nov 22 17:17:47 -0300 2010:
> On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 21:11, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
> > Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com> writes:
> >> Excerpts from Tom Lane's message of lun nov 22 13:29:34 -0300 2010:
> >>> We have nearly ten years of pgsql-committers archives that are now next
> >>> door to useless, because the anoncvs diff links in them are now 404.
> >>> Could we have that service back please?
> >
> >> I wonder if we could handle this in the longer term so that the URL for
> >> each pg-committers message takes you to the gitweb page for that commit.
> >> Probably too much work for not enough gain, I guess.
> >
> > Yeah, probably.  Another difficulty is that our own archives are not the
> > only places those messages are archived.
> >
> > It occurred to me that instead of an actual CVS server, we could
> > possibly have a simple redirector at anoncvs.postgresql.org, which would
> > redirect the diff links to suitable views into the gitweb.  But it's
> > still a lot of work compared to just keeping the old server alive.
> 
> It's certainly going to be a non-trivial amount of work to generate
> that mapping list, no? But if someone wants to generate it, I'll be
> happy to put it in place....

Maybe if the cvs2git conversion had recorded the CVS revisions somewhere
in each commit's metadata, it could be done, but I don't think it does
that.  So it would amount to a second guessing of commit messages vs.
dates.  A lot of work; not for human beings, I fear.

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Álvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
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