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Re: revision 12901 of "Version Control with Subversion"

From: Toralf Förster <toralf.foerster_at_gmx.de>
Date: 2005-02-03 10:16:17 CET

On Wed, 2005-02-02 at 13:01 -0500, Toby Johnson wrote:
> Toralf Förster wrote:
> >Nice feature but rsync reduce also the amount of bytes to transfer.
> >Althought this could be a hard work it is possible to integrate the
> >logic of rsync into subversion and btw reduce the amount of bytes to
> >transfer, isn't it ?
> >
> >
> Subversion doesn't have the problem that rsync was written to solve,
> which namely is to efficiently synchronize two (probably remote)
> directories when neither side knows the contents of the other. Since a
> Subversion client already has the "base" version of each file, sending
> hashes back and forth is not necessary, and so rsync is pointless.
Thanks, clear and comprehensible answer

Received on Thu Feb 3 10:19:24 2005

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