Problem exporting to git

Joshua Judson Rosen jrosen at
Mon Mar 3 22:32:40 UTC 2014

On 2014-03-03 16:33, Ben Finney wrote:
> Jelmer Vernooij <jelmer at> writes:
>> On Mon, Mar 03, 2014 at 09:35:26PM +0100, Frits Jalvingh wrote:
>>>> You lose that metadata regardless of the method you use to push from bzr
>>> into git.
>>> When we talk about "metadata" in this respect - is it only renames?
>>> Because that should not be a problem - considering that git does not
>>> track renames at all?
>> The main ones are renames, empty directories, revision properties (bug fix
>> information, authors beyond the first author).
> Do we lose GPG signatures on revisions?

I suspect that the git perspective is that GPG signatures are irrelevant;
that they're just a convoluted way of ensuring consistent checksums;
and that, since gits puts the checksums right _in the revision-ID_,
it doesn't need GPG signatures.

Really signatures are quite a bit more than just elaborate checksums,
but I guess if you wrap enough social infrastructure around them,
it is indeed possible to get by without the technical infrastructure
(assuming that you need either of them; plenty of people are content
to get by with neither).

> Do we lose branch history of merges?

I don't think so?

"'tis an ill wind that blows no minds."

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