[Biopython-dev] Biopython SVN Transition

Chris Lasher chris.lasher at gmail.com
Wed Nov 14 04:01:55 UTC 2007

On Nov 13, 2007 5:07 AM, Peter <biopython-dev at maubp.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
> Chris Lasher wrote:
> >> In terms of timing, how long do you/the OBF guys expect the transfer to
> >> take?  And would they prefer to do this over a weekend or mid week?
> >
> > Not sure, let me ask Jason Stajich.
>  > ...
>  > I think we could expect less than a full day downtime.
> Any preference on mid week versus weekend? I'm still happy with any time
> in the next fortnight.

I haven't gotten in touch with Jason on this. Let me see what works for him.

> >> P.S. Would you or any of the people doing the transition be able to sort
> >> out bug 2363?
> >> http://bugzilla.open-bio.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2363
> >
> > That's a very good question. I wonder if cvs2svn is capable of picking
> > up those errors in commits and choose the proper format. I had trouble
> > getting a hold of an expert who could tell me how to identify files
> > committed as binary files, and how to change that to text (or vice
> > versa). I should send an email to the Subversion mailing list,
> > perhaps, or the CVS list if it's still active. I'll also check to see
> > if Jason knows.
> If you can solve this, it would make life easier for building from
> source on Windows :)

cvs status actually reveals this--any item marked with the following
Sticky Options:      -kb

Was checked in as binary. To un-binary it, I guess we remove this property.


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