git ready

learn git one commit at a time
by Nick Quaranto

converting from svn

committed 04 Feb 2009

You’re probably reading this for one of a few reasons:

  • You’re a longtime SVN user and want to see what Git is all about
  • You want to know how much of a pain switching to Git is
  • You hate SVN and want to see what’s better

Instead of contributing to the mass of tutorials already written about the subject, I figured I would take the easy useful way out and compose a list of great tutorials on how to accomplish a migration to Git for those who are familiar with SVN. If you have more links, please comment away and I’ll add them in.

Transition Tutorials
These tutorials describe just how different the two version control systems are and go over how they work on a (mostly) high level.

Command Tutorials
These tutorials focus on learning commands that perform common actions between the two systems.

Migration Tutorials
These tutorials elaborate on how you can import your history from SVN and how to work with others who may not be converted yet.

Tips related to git-svn are still more than welcome, be it configuration options, bugs/issues you ran into, etc. Submit away if you have great ideas!