[cvsnt] import project from QSC with all revisions

Srdjan Šurlan srdjan.surlan at trinet.si
Fri Dec 1 14:24:58 GMT 2006

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> When I started using CVS we had lots of projects where we had archived
> snapshots (usually from some release point) using WinZip.
> What I did  back then was to first expand the very first such snapshot
> and then CVS import it.
> Then I checked out the imported source tree into a sandbox structure
> (not needed anymore since CVSNT can create the sandbox upon import).
> Next I tagged the sandbox with Release_1-0 or some such tag.
> Then I erased all the source files in the sandbox(es) (note: NOT the
> CVS subdirs!) and expanded the next zipfile on top.
> Now I could see all the missing files using wincvs so I cvs erased
> them. I also could see new files so I cvs added these. Then I
> committed the project from the top and tagged it Release_1-1.
> Repeated the above for all saved snapshots until we were in sync.
> This was a straightforward job, but rather dull.
> I believe that the same procedure could be automated, you only need to
> have some programmatic way to check out from your current system and
> then put it into the new cvsnt system.
> I would not care about intermediate revisions of files, just go for
> the releases in this initial stage. Unless you desperately need
> everything, in which case you have to also get at the log messages
> from the old system so it can be used with the new one.
> /Bo
> (Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden)

Hi Bo

Never mind, I've found the way how to do that through code
Luck was dlls and unit with exported funcions, all revisios
can be "catched"


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