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request: Subversion internals consultant.

From: Alfred Perlstein <bright_at_mu.org>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 17:13:27 -0700

The company I'm working at is evaluating subversion and we have a
number of successful pilots in place.

There are some issues we would like to address and I'm looking to
talk to some people with Subversion internals experience that can
help us optimize the Subversion experience for our users.

I have some tentative budget allocated and we are a large company
so the opportunity for a good long term contract or employment
(if interested) may be in the cards.

Here are some of the issues we would like resolved:

1) Reduce the ".lock" operation when doing updates.
When svn does most "update" or "stat" operations, it traverses the
tree making "lock files" this causes the speed of the tool be to
much slower than it could be. We'd like to explore options for a
custom build that would reduce that.

2) Reduce "entries.log" operation when doing updates/checkout:
> For instance, when doing a "svn checkout" I'll see ".svn/tmp/entries"
> created many times, and then renamed over ".svn/entries".
>
> Is there any way to reduce these items when you _know_ you're going
> to be working in isolation?
>
> Could this be made any faster by just updating the files in place?

3) Reduce the size of the checkout, we'd like to explore opportunities for not having copies of the files in the "svn-base" directory, either storing this on the server (as an option) or maybe just compressing it.

There will be more work, and this potentially could be a long
term contract.

I would like to talk someone with some internals experience that
_potentially_ get these sort of changes pushed upstream into the
client.

Work would very likely be open sourced.

Our location is Sunnyvale CA, and the job at minimum require some
travel to our campus to interact with developers and assist with
deployment of features. Someone willing to relocate to Sunnyvale
would probably work best.

Please respond with a resume, cover letter and ball-park figure for
your hourly rate or salary requirements if looking for full-time.

Finally, yes, I am aware of "collab.net", however I've had trouble
spinning up interest from them on these issues.

-- 
- Alfred Perlstein
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