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Re: Migration to version 9

by
Guewen Baconnier
- 27/08/2015 10:33:47
On Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 10:23 AM, Daniel Reis <dgreis@sapo.pt> wrote:
[...]
> It seems that the main objection to start with an empty branch is the
> history for ported modules.
> But afaik git filter-branch keeps file history.
>
> Can someone elaborate on this?
>
> --DR
>

When a module is renamed, the git filter-branch as used in the example
won't include the history before the renaming.
It is possible to extract a module following the renames, but it is
way more complex and not the type of operations we'd want to run
routinely.

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