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Re: Subversion branch deltification policy is more space-hungry than CVS

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-05-24 15:35:45 CEST

"Max Bowsher" <maxb@ukf.net> writes:
> Subversion stores more fulltexts than CVS, for the same history, if
> branching is used at all.
> This becomes very visible when people convert from CVS to subversion,
> and their repositories increase significantly in size.

Are you sure that this is the reason people's repositories are
increasing in overall size?


> CVS stores 1 fulltext per file.
> SVN stores 1 fulltext per file *plus* an additional fulltext for every
> branch on which a file is modified.
> This is a tradeoff of space vs. checkout speed which is different to
> that made by CVS, and needs to be carefully considered, as it may well
> dissuade people from switching from CVS to SVN.

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