parsecvs repo? [Re: Help wanted with dist-cvs to git conversion

Josh Boyer jwboyer at
Sat Dec 12 15:06:40 UTC 2009

On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 03:43:12PM +0100, Jim Meyering wrote:
>Jesse Keating wrote:
>> I'm currently playing with a utility called parsecvs to convert our cvs
>> stuff into git.  This utility can also translate the raw usernames that
>> CVS has into more useful names+email addresses that you'd typically get
>> out of git.  But to make this conversion it needs a translation file.
>I've used parsecvs a lot.
>Over the course of converting the likes of coreutils, glibc, emacs,
>diffutils, gzip, grep, etc. I've made a number of changes to fix
>NULL-dereferences, adapt to evolving GIT APIs and to remove at least
>one performance bottleneck that dramatically sped up the conversion
>of glibc.  I've even added a testing framework and a test case (the
>first!) and pushed another that was contributed privately.  All local,
>but I'd rather share.
>Does anyone know of a public and *maintained* repository for parsecvs?
>I've looked numerous times (as recently as a few weeks ago), and tried
>to contact Keith Packard, hoping he would still be maintaining it,
>but have had no luck.

I'd suggest creating a fedorahosted project for it, or something similar.
I think there are many random versions of it out there and starting a
project to try and consolidate would be great.


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