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Re: Labeling revisions advice sought

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-12-29 21:07:49 CET

David Kramer wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Dec 2004, Garrett Rooney wrote:
>> David Kramer wrote:
>>> I'm trying to figure out how to do that in subversion. The obstacles I
>>> see are:
>>> - I don't want to do an svn copy every day for one of these builds,
>>> because I think that would make the repository huge. I know it's a
>>> "cheap" copy, but cheap != free, and 50 or 60 cheap copies of thousands
>>> of
>>> files for every release can add up. I expect it would slow down access
>>> after a while, too.
>> That's not really true. When you make a copy of a large directory
>> containing hundreds of files you're really not copying all the files.
>> The number of files copied is not meaningful at all in determining how
>> much space will be used in the repository, it's a constant amount for
>> each copy, no matter how many files are involved.
> One of the things the book says you can do (in "Creating a complex tag")
> is assemble a working copy that has mixed revisions (different files at
> different revisions in the same working copy), and do an svn copy of the
> working copy. If the repository doesn't have a record for every single
> file in the new copy, how can it handle this scenario?

It records each subtree that is different to it's parent.


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