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Re: [Reminder] Subversion a mentor for Google Summer of Code

From: ListMan <listman_at_burble.net>
Date: 2006-05-14 20:43:48 CEST

On May 8, 2006, at 1:33 AM, Sachin Garg wrote:

> I looked at bug ID 908, which wants that the local copy in text-base
> should be stored compressed. I did a little digging around in code and
> felt it shouldnt be very hard to implement this and it will atleast
> make my life easier.
>
> I am not going through the Google summer of code thing (am no longer a
> student either :-) but would like to implement this feature (assuming
> someone hasnt already started working on this).
>
> I am a long time subversion user (on Windows, TortoiseSVN) but new to
> subversion code, so will need some guidance if you guys want me to
> work on this.
>
> Some quick quesitions:
>
> # Is libsvn_wc/ the only place where I will need to edit code, or do I
> need to look in other directories too? Which ones?
>
> # Do we already have a compression library (zlib?) linked in
> subversion?
>
> # How much additional delay this is expected to result in during
> checkouts and commits? Should I use something lightweight like zlib or
> will it be fine to use bzip2 which can give better compression but
> will be slower?
>

could we leave the compression algorithm up to the user? some people
may want
smaller repositories, others (like me) maybe more focused on speed of
commit

> # Do we want files in text-base to be always compressed, or do we want
> text-base compression to be optional?
>
> Bug no 525 (optional text-base storage) is slightly related, maybe I
> can have a design which will make it easier to implement 525 too. Like
> implementing text-base access as a layer which can have multiple
> implmentations:
>
> 1. Direct file read
> 2. Read compressed file
> 3. Fetch from server
>
>
> Another possible todo item (which runs in opposite direction from the
> above items :-)
>
> Just like SVN stores text-base for local diffs, how about generalizing
> it to store N previous revisions and change log entires. Storing
> additional revisions shouldn't result in too much bloat, as we can
> probably store just the diffs and can make more operations local.
>
> Sachin Garg [India]
> www.sachingarg.com | www.c10n.info
>
> On 5/7/06, David Anderson <david.anderson@calixo.net> wrote:
>> Just a quick reminder, as it has been all over the internet for some
>> time.
>>
>> Following last year's success, Google is hosting a 2006 edition of
>> the
>> Summer of Code. Quickly put, if you're a student and get selected,
>> you get paid over the summer to work on a specific task within one of
>> dozens of mentoring open source projects. More information about the
>> specifics of the program are available at http://code.google.com/
>> soc/ .
>>
>> Like last year, Subversion is a mentoring organization within the
>> SoC.
>> If you'd like to help further the development of Subversion, get
>> paid,
>> and have fun doing so, then head over to the SoC webpage and apply!
>>
>> We have compiled a list of tasks that we feel are suitable for the
>> timeframe of the SoC and interesting to us. The list is on the
>> Subversion website, at
>> <http://subversion.tigris.org/project_tasks.html>. This list is of
>> course not exhaustive, so if you have a really great idea that might
>> interest us, don't let our list stop you from applying.
>>
>> The deadline for applying is 8th May. Yes it is soon, but it should
>> be enough to decide what you want to apply for, and write a short
>> proposal for it. Remember, the application is meant to interest
>> us in
>> the task you're offering to complete, and convince us that you are
>> able to complete the task you propose.
>>
>> No need to have finished the task beforehand, or have the deepest
>> possible knowledge of the Subversion internals before starting. Some
>> coding skills, along with a keen will to learn should do the trick!
>>
>> - Dave.
>>
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