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Re: Labeling revisions advice sought

From: David Kramer <david_at_thekramers.net>
Date: 2004-12-29 20:58:26 CET

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?

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