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Re: Issue 525: allow working copies without text-base/

From: Vincent Lefevre <vincent+svn_at_vinc17.org>
Date: 2004-12-02 12:03:59 CET

On 2004-12-02 21:44:08 +1100, Daniel Patterson wrote:
> The obvious price paid for this is bandwidth. Network traffic would
> be massively increased for diff operations. Network traffic
> for commits would also be bad.

It depends on the context. One of the goals not having text-base for
*some* files is that these files will not be modified in practice.
If a MD5 is stored in place of the text-base, then there would not
be much more traffic in this case.

For instance, I keep archives of the form <programname>-<version>.zip
in my Subversion tree, and these archives will never be modified. So,
not having text-base for these files would be very interesting (in
particular, most of the big files are in this case).

Moreover, in case some files would be modified, the rsync protocol
(or a similar one) could be used to retrieve the base file. It is
very efficient in practice.

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