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Re: Space wasting

From: Jan Hendrik <jan.hendrik_at_bigfoot.com>
Date: 2004-03-15 12:12:29 CET

Concerning Re: Space wasting
Vincent Lefevre wrote on 9 Mar 2004, 12:17, at least in part:

> On 2004-03-09 12:10:41 +0100, Erik Huelsmann wrote:
> > The axiom should probably read 'disk space is cheaper than
> > bandwidth' which holds even on PDA's which presumably are going to
> > use mobile phone connections to synchronize with repositories.
> > Retrieving or sending full text-bases will make the Subversion
> > communication protocols *much* slower than they currently are.
> > Removing the text-bases will remove the ability to send diffs over
> > the wire...
>
> This is wrong. If the file has not been modified, nothing needs to be
> transfered for this file. Moreover one doesn't have diffs for binary
> files (the text-base would be useful for "svn revert", though). The
> point is that one can save disk space for things that wouldn't require
> bandwidth in practice (most of the time).

Being about 1000 messages behind in reading user list I get one
thing from this awful thread out of this message/reply:

Is a textbase necessary for any SVN operation *as long as the file
in the working copy has not been changed*? In other words
Wouldn't it be possible/an option that textbase is just and only
created when the original file is saved and cleared after the next
commit? I suppose there would have to be a background process
to take care of this.

Just a little idea of mine.

Jan Hendrik

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