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Re: The /. article

From: Sean Russell <ser_at_germane-software.com>
Date: 2002-02-06 02:59:51 CET

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On Tuesday 05 February 2002 20:11, Tom Lord wrote:
> faster than Arch for updates and commits, because Arch passes the
> entire file that has changed, not just the diffs.
> That's not accurate.


> Neither is that. Arch revision libraries, which not the same thing as
> repositories, can get pretty large -- but in a controllable way, and
> not so large as to use up modern disks.
> Arch repositories are quite compact, actually.

So Arch /does/ store diffs on the "server"?

> Arch repositories contain only diffs for most revisions. Sometimes
> whole tree are cached there as compressed tar bundles -- you can
> decide how much space to give over to that.

Ok. I can buy that; what I don't see, then, is how it is any easier to work
with an Arch repository than with a Subversion repository.

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