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Re: Space wasting

From: makl <makl_at_tigris.org>
Date: 2004-03-08 20:44:20 CET

Alvin Thompson wrote:

>>> * it helps the tortoise SVN speed issues.
>> How would doing more work make a client faster?
> please reread that thread. basically, since it is essentially a branch
> of Tortoise CVS, it uses much of the same code. since cvs doesn't have
> to worry about pristine copies or (usually) large numbers of files in
> the .cvs directory, it uses a simple recursive algorithm when scanning
> for files for that icon overlay feature. that slows Tortoise SVN down
> because it doesn't ignore the .svn directories. while they probably
> will/should fix this, it is yet another difference between the two which
> makes the code harder to maintain. and once again, wouldn't it make more
> sense to implement this than to require that every other program on the
> planet be SVN aware?


You should do three things:

1. Read the MSDN Documentation to see how icon overlays work
2. Look at the ToitoiseSVN code
3. Read the mailings on the ToitoiseSVN developer list.

After that you will see that the performance problem has nothing to do
with the size of the .svn area.

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Received on Mon Mar 8 20:43:27 2004

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