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Re: Should 'svnadmin dump --deltas' write svndiff1 diffs? (was Re: svn commit: r18363)

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2006-02-08 20:19:48 CET

Daniel Berlin wrote:
>>So while the --deltas option saves quite a bit of space,
>>'--deltas' + gzip is actually better than '--deltas --svndiff1', or even
>>'--deltas --svndiff1' + gzip. In this case anyway.
>
>
> This will always be the case.
>
> 1. Even with the deltas, there is still significant plain text in the
> dump file.
> 2. gzip will get to see larger pieces than we do.
>
> we only get to encode one delta at a time.
>
> Depending on the size of your files and deltas, gzip is going to get to
> compress seeing multiple deltas at once.

Yep. It's not a surprise at all, and is definitely *not* a poor
reflection on svndiff1's goodness over svndiff0 -- thanks, Daniel!

-- 
C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net>
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Received on Wed Feb 8 20:25:27 2006

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