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

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2004-05-25 03:07:20 CEST

Max Bowsher wrote:
>>Are you sure that this is the reason people's repositories are
>>increasing in overall size?
> I am sure that it is a major contributing factor. There may be other issues
> with the same symptom, but this is a real problem.

Have you factored out the relative inefficiency of cvs2svn (if that is indeed
how most people are converting their repositories)? I know that there are some
attempts to streamline the process, but that people with lots of branches and
tags were seeing [very] inefficient usage due to the way that cvs2svn was
structured (well, in fairness, also due to the way that CVS was designed too).

When I convert my primary CVS repository to SVN in a couple of weeks, I'll try
both vcp and cvs2svn as a comparison (don't really have time right now).


John Peacock
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