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Re: large audio files

From: Peter N. Lundblad <peter_at_famlundblad.se>
Date: 2005-03-31 13:49:29 CEST

On Thu, 31 Mar 2005, Marc Haisenko wrote:

> On Thursday 31 March 2005 11:31, Noel Grandin wrote:
> > CVS has similar issues.
> >
> > Really, a version control repository needs special features to be able to
> > handle large binary files - notably the ability to store each version
> > independently to reduce time spent calculating diffs.
>
> Um, this is EXACTLY one of the main reasons why we chose SubVersion over CVS:
> because SubVersion does NOT store binary files independently like CVS does.
> This is such a horrible waste of space if you have a 100MB file, only a few
> kB get modified and the VCS would store the 100MB yet again instead of the
> few kB that changed.
>
> > But if you have enough server CPU and IO and you're willing to wait, it can
> > be done.
>
> Haven't seen any performance problems so far with large binary files in
> SubVersion.

Were those audio files?

Of course svn handles binary files much better than CVS does. But the
nature of audio files is not like other binary files.

Regards,
//Peter

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