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Re: Switching off file compression for JPEGs in the repository

From: Mike Mason <mgm_at_thoughtworks.net>
Date: 2004-11-19 00:04:35 CET

Cassimatis, Jim wrote:

>Mike,
>I understand what you are saying about the zip file. However, I wanted to
>Test the worst case scenario and from your feedback it looks like I did
>exactly that. The worst case enables me to see how "smart" the algorithm
>is. If it was smart enough it would see that the files were completely
>different handle the differences in a more efficient manner. I am going
>to forward this information to the developers group to see if they can
>improve the algorithm.
>

Well, I can't speak for the dev team, but I reckon if you say "I want to
be able to version 1gig files that change completely between revisions
and Subversion is slow at doing this" they're gonna tell you it's not a
high priority and ask why you're trying to do that. Then they're gonna
say, "well don't zip your TGA files then".

Subversion's handling of large files has been questioned quite a lot in
the past (especially because a client's working copy requires twice the
space) and as far as I know, no-one's working on making this better.
People are spending time doing things to help Subversion work better
with unmergable files (reserved checkouts, or "locking"), and on
improving how Subversion works with mergable files (merge point tracking).

Feel free to send email to the dev list, but just don't get your hopes
up too much that someone will magically fix this!

Cheers,
Mike.

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