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Re: Case study: Mono switches to Subversion

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2004-11-18 18:53:18 CET

Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> This is not the only problem. One may want to run "svn log" in
> a subdirectory or on a file. Remotely, "svn log" takes time to
> initiatiate the ssh connection. And even locally, "svn log" is
> quite slow. A cache would be very useful IMHO.

This (and a local blame) is currently implemented by svk, wherein a local mirror
of the remote repository is employed for both those functionalities. I'm not
saying that it wouldn't be nicer if the base svn server could do more of this
work, merely that there is more than one way to approach this problem.

Subversion is good at semi-disconnected operations (i.e. you can always do a
diff to see the WC changes). It is not intended to be used as a fully
disconnected system, but svk is...


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