Last week on p5p, after noticing that the new way to name version tags in perl5.git was to use v$version , I proposed to copy the old perl-$version tags to the new scheme, going back at least to 5.6.0 (which is when the Perl naming convention for version changed). I haven't done it yet for various reasons, but in order to do it, I developped a small git-copytag tool, that copies (or moves) the tag with all its annotations. Clone it from http://github.com/book/git-gadgets.
I also started to check if the existing tags in perl5.git point to the
commit matching the published distribution, but my first attempt failed
miserably (creating Git
tree objects from the distributions and trying
to find a commit pointing to the same
tree id). I'll move on to a
different approach (
diff -r, basically).