[coreboot] Splitting out subprojects into separate repositories (was: Re: RFC: a "forge" for our various subprojects)

Patrick Georgi patrick.georgi at coresystems.de
Fri Feb 27 16:44:43 CET 2009

On Fri, 27 Feb 2009 16:08:54 +0100, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger
<c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net> wrote:
> That problem was fixed in subversion 1.5, see
> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.5/svn.advanced.externals.html (search
> for "frustrations"). However, the new svn:externals format is
> incompatible with subversion 1.4, so we'd erect a big roadblock for
> everyone stuck with svn 1.4 or earlier.
Stefan and I talked about moving to using https access for svn only,
precisely for that reason.
I think we have an "agreeable" cert, even by MITM-attack firewalls.

> Even if we ignore all that, preserving history will be difficult.
I already did it. New repositories, containing only the history of the
various projects.
I removed the renames and moves (eg. LinuxBIOSv2/util/flash_and_burn to
../util/flashrom to util/flashrom),
the code resides at /trunk from the beginning instead, and the revisions
are renumbered.

Other than that, they're identical to what we have now.

I did that for coreboot-v1, flashrom and libpayload. Bayou and coreinfo
would be the remaining candidates as far as I can see.

Patrick Georgi

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