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RE: Log Message viewer - slow on initial use

From: Lübbe Onken | RA Consulting <l.onken_at_rac.de>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 14:45:45 +0200

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Hi ofurmatt,

You wrote:

> I've committed a large project into an svn repository (30,000+ files).
> When users open the Log Message viewer in tsvn for the first time on a
> newly created working copy of this project, it takes a long time to
> show anything because obviously the first log message also contains
> the list of all the added files. I don't want to limit the number of
> log messages downloaded, but is it possible to configure tsvn to show
> the log message history without viewing the changed files?

TortoiseSVN caches the log information locally, so if you "show log" for a repository the first time, it fetches the newest nnn log messages from the server and afterwards loads them from the cache. The number of log messages fetched initially can be configured in "TortoiseSVN->Settings->Dialogs 1->Show Number of log messages". So if you want to avoid the slowdown in the first "show log" action, you can set this to some value smaller than the current revision number, but I wouldn't recommend it, since it's only a one time penalty. To my knowledge there is no hidden switch to prevent the list of changed files from being fetched together with the log message. We want to offer a diff option after all, so we have to know which files are affected.

Cheers
- - Lübbe

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