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Re: deja vu: text-base penalty discussion

From: Ximon Eighteen <ximon.eighteen_at_int.greenpeace.org>
Date: 2005-10-03 09:52:27 CEST

Kean Johnston wrote:
> Hello fellow subverters :)
> It's been a while since I last seriously looked at svn. I
> decided to again today and picked up 1.2.3. Two tiny compile
> errors (will be submitting a patch for that later) and all
> was good. However, I noticed that my pet peeve - the text-base
> penalty, is still extant. A year or two ago we had a long thread
> on this but I see not much has changed. I'd like to re-open the
> issue.
> Here's what I'd dearly like to see. I would like it to be
> possible to do text-base-less checkouts. Think: nightly
> build machines. These are machines that have absolutely no
> need of anything except for the raw files. No-one is ever
> going to be editing there. In fact, the filesystem gets wiped
> every night. In such environments (not uncommon) the current
> text-base implementation imposes a 100% space penalty. Now
> that I think about, such machines could do without the entire
> .svn directory and just give me a raw dump. In fact thats such
> a common thing to want to do I am sure there is a command that
> already does it and someone is going to tell me what it is :)

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