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Is Git and SVN Repo sharing possible ?

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We are tasked to move a code branch named "A" within SVN repo to Git. We also have trunk merges going on between "A" and trunk in SVN.Is it possible to set up with Git and SVN such that1) Trunk changes in SVN could be propagated to Git version control ?If not, how can we resolve this need with an efficient setup?

We don't think it is possible but we like to confirm.

posted Jan 30, 2014 by Sanketi Garg

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There's git-svn, but it can be a bit of work to set up the automatic propagation from SVN to git (and back again I guess). You might also want to have a look at subgit, it's a commercial tool but it has a rather generous license last time I looked (free for small projects, even in commercial settings).

For one-off conversions there's also reposurgeon.

answer Jan 31, 2014 by Ankit
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