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Re: [TSVN] RFC: New cache scheme

From: SteveKing <steveking_at_gmx.ch>
Date: 2005-01-21 17:01:50 CET

Hughes, Bill wrote:

>>But we can just assume that whoever has very big working copies also
>>must have enough RAM available - I think that's reasonable.
> Probably - not everyone works with compiled languages though, which can mean
> lower memory requirements.

We're talking here about working copies with thousands of files.
Anything below that won't make the memory usage go up remarkably.

> I'd agree anyway looking at the spec of newer machines - and if Win98 is no
> longer supported why not take the same view of machine with less than a
> reasonable value.
> What's a realistic minimum value for a dev box these days, is 256Mb in the
> right area?

With only 256 MB RAM you won't get far these days. Even my last laptop
had 384MB RAM, and I had to replace it because it just got too slow.

> I suppose I'm suggesting updating the system requirements to remove win98
> and add a memory value too. Hmm, is NT still to be supported?

No, NT4 isn't supported anymore either.
You can check out the data from our website. The download stats show
clearly that the MBCS version is used by less than three percent of all

Also, the stats from the webcounter we've put on our page shows the OS
version with which people access our site:
Now, there are even more people coming to our site from a Linux OS than
from NT4 or Win98/Me!!
So we'd rather should write a Linux version than supporting NT4/Win98/Me ;)

Also, if there's a 'bug' in TSVN which only occurs on NT4 or Win98 we
wouldn't even notice until after a release! And then fixing those is a
real pain in the a** because we can only guess what's wrong...


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