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README.md

Kafka

Kafka is a tiny gem which allows you to convert standard svn repositories to git. Mostly written as a tiny experiment, it was also born as a solution to the svn2git gem not working correctly with unufddle repositories.

Kafka expects your svn repository to use the standard svn layout:

- tags
    - 1.0
    - 1.1.0
    - 2.0
- branches
    - feature 1
    - feature 2
- trunk

Installation

Installing Kafka is easy thanks to ruby gems:

gem install kafka

Usage

Once installed you can start Kafka from your command line interface. The following commands and options are available:

Commands
     metamorph: metamorph a svn repository into a git repository

Options
    -s, --source SOURCE              the source svn repository url
    -u, --username USERNAME          the username to access the repository (optional)
    -d, --destination DESTINATION    the destination for the new git repository (optional)
    -h, --help                       help

If no destination is specified the new git repo will be written to ~/kafka. Here is an example usage with username, source and destination set:

$ kafka metamorph -s http://mysourcecontrol.com/svn/myrepo -u myusername -d ~/Desktop/myrepo

The script will output what is happening and when the metamorph is complete, which could take a few hours for very large svn repositories!

What now?

Once the metamorph is complete you will have a new git repository with tags and branches in tact. You can now simply add this repository to your existing version control system with the following commands:

Move into the new repo

$ cd /path/to/my/repo

Point the repository to the git server

$ git remote add origin your-repo-url

Add all the files and create the commit

$ git add -A
$ git commit -m 'Now available in git!'

Make sure we also push the tags

$ git push && git push --tags

Done!

Help!

If the process fails, please open an issue and i'll look into your problem. As this is a very early release it's likely to break.

License

Copyright (C) 2012 by Alex Fish

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal
in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights
to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell
copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER
LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM,
OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN
THE SOFTWARE.

Alex Fish - alexefish.com

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