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Re: Deltification (WAS: Re: Subversion 0.33.0 released).

From: Jason Voegele <jason_at_jvoegele.com>
Date: 2003-11-14 14:05:43 CET

Leeuw van der, Tim said:
> I'd actually like to see this a per-repository configurable option.
> Telling people: 'install a script as a hook, make up your own here's a
> sample, or svn will eat diskspace like there's no tomorrow' is not a
> good way to attract newbie type of users. The same sort of users who
> will access their repositories via 'file://' urls because you don't need
> to do any kind of setup for that, no servers to install etc.
> And I think that that's a bad thing.

I'm afraid I have to agree with Tim here. This solution to slow
deltification merely seems to pass the buck to the administrator, who may
in many cases be an end user simply wishing to replace CVS on their local

I know, a patch speaks louder than words, but I at least wanted to express
my concern about this approach and, I hope, foster some further discussion
about other possible solutions.

(BTW, I accidentally sent this message only to Tim the first time around.
Is it possible to set the Reply-To: header to the mailing list?)

Jason Voegele
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