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Re: large audio files

From: Marc Haisenko <haisenko_at_webport.de>
Date: 2005-03-31 14:24:23 CEST

On Thursday 31 March 2005 13:49, Peter N. Lundblad wrote:
> On Thu, 31 Mar 2005, Marc Haisenko wrote:
> > 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.

No, disk image files that can just be dd'ed to a flash disk from which you can
then boot our products. What's so special about audio files (and which format
are you thinking of) ? I guess if you have a long WAV file and edit just a
few seconds it would be more or less like our disk image files...

> Regards,
> //Peter


Marc Haisenko
Webport IT-Services GmbH
mailto: haisenko@webport.de
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