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Re: Light weight client question.

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2003-06-30 10:59:05 CEST

On Mon, Jun 30, 2003 at 06:22:06PM +1000, Ross Mark wrote:
> Size is a huge issue for us in both disk space and memory. We only have
> 12 Mb's of system memory with no swap space. Nearly all our applications
> and tools have been compiled against uClibc to minimise space.
> I'll have a look at what it would take to use the above libraries
> however I do wonder if the runtime may be a little large for our system.

Oh man... yes, that clarifies things. At this point in its life-cycle, I
don't think you can really rely on SVN staying within 12 Mb. While we've
smacked down those rapid blow-ups that consume several hundred meg, we
haven't pressed hard to stay within a few meg of working set. (if you even
consider that appropriate :-)

> Ben Collins-Sussman gave me an excellent direction to look in as our
> terminals would only ever want the HEAD revision, a simple wget will get a
> fair bit of the data.

wget will work, but it won't be able to do an "update". It can only fetch
the full contents. If that is okay, then great. If you want incremental
updates, then things are going to get a bit more complicated :-)

It would be nice if wget used PROPFIND, but its HTML scraping should do a
fine job against the directory listings that we auto-generate.



Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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