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Re: My observations and experience with cvs2svn.py on Windows

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-02-17 19:48:52 CET

On Tue, 2004-02-17 at 12:11, Bern McCarty wrote:

> My db/strings file ended up being nearly 5 times larger than the
> sum total size of my CVS repository files. [...] Apparently
> about 80% of the size of my first Subversion repository was tag related. In
> trying to sell the idea of CVS to Subversion migration in my organization I
> used the "tags are so much more efficient" argument among many others. They
> do not appear to be at all space efficient.

cvs2svn still has usability warts, as you can tell. But svn tags *are*
space efficient. Creating a branch or tag creates *one* new virtual
filesystem node in the database. You'd barely be able to notice the
size increase looking at the db tables. It's a teeny-tiny constant

The problem here is that cvs2svn is not the same as subversion. It's
not creating tags efficiently at all: it's ponderously building huge
trees, rather than doing a tiny 'copy'. See my earlier email:


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