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svn and berkeleydb compression?

From: Ravi Shekhar <rxs141_at_po.cwru.edu>
Date: 2004-06-15 00:04:57 CEST


I was wondering if svn and berkeleydb are compression aware (gzip,
bzip2, zlib). It seems like compression of files inside the repository
would cause the diffs to be a lot larger because of the increase in
entropy. So is it bad to put compressed files into a repository?

If svn knew that a gzip (or bzip2, or ...) file was compressed, it
could decompress it and diff the contents right? This would make the
diffs smaller, and for a busy repository with large binary files this
would be quite beneficial. If this feature is not in svn, would any
developers be interested in me submitting some patches?

Secondly, I was wondering if berkeleydb stores the strings file
compressed? Is there some switch that could be set somewhere?


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