hg-fastimport - a tool for importing "git-fast-import" files into Mercurial Paul Crowley, LShift Ltd, July 2008 email@example.com WARNING: this tool is very incomplete and barely tested. It is currently intended for active developers only. hg-fastimport is (or will be) a tool which converts "git-fast-import" files into Mercurial repositories. "git-fast-import" is a file format for representing the entire history of a version control repository. http://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git-core/docs/git-fast-import.html This file format was designed to make it easier to write tools which converted from foreign VCS repository formats into "git" format; such tools exist for CVS, Mercurial, Darcs, and Perforce. http://cvs2svn.tigris.org/cvs2git.html http://repo.or.cz/w/fast-export.git http://repo.or.cz/w/darcs2git.git However, there's no reason Git should be the only VCS to read git-fast-import files; there is a mature tool to read them into Bazaar repositories. http://bazaar-vcs.org/BzrFastImport If this tool can become an equally effective reader of such files for Mercurial repositories, "git-fast-import" can become a "lingua franca" for the exchange of repository histories between revision control tools. This tool draws heavily on the work done for BzrFastImport, and so is covered by the GPL. hg-fastimport - imports "git-fast-import" files into Mercurial. Copyright (C) 2008 LShift Ltd. (original portions) This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.