Problem exporting to git

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Mon Mar 3 22:35:03 UTC 2014

On Tue, Mar 04, 2014 at 08:33:39AM +1100, 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?
GPG signatures as well. That's pretty an impossible problem to solve
though, considering GPG signatures rely on a specific representation
of revisions.

> Do we lose branch history of merges?
No, the revision graph stays the same when exporting to Git. You will lose the
'branch' nicks in revisions, though I personally never found those particularly



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