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Re: text-base - is it really necessary?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-04-29 06:38:45 CEST

André-John Mas wrote:

> I noticed that there was an issue opened in regards to this - issue 525.
> I would
> have voted for it, but I am not sure how. Does anyone know if this is
> something
> that is going to be addressed?

It's a deliberate design we lay down 4 years ago: optimize for network,
at the expense of increased disk use. It means you can run 'svn diff'
offline, revert changes offline, and commits send much less data over
the wire.

However, it has been discussed (to death) that folks want the option to
have no text-base and/or a compressed one. See issues 525 and 908,
which are as old as the hills. :-)

Yes, I'm sure someday these features will be added. But my impression
is that this feature isn't a high priority to any developer right now,
because it essentially means rewriting the entire working copy
library... weeks and weeks of work, and absolutely an svn 2.0 endeavor
at the earliest. It's not on any developer's "hit list" at the moment,
and it isn't scheduled into any roadmap. I guessing that it will be a
long while before you see this feature added.

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