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Re: Using md5sum for svn status

From: Dirk Schenkewitz <schenkewitz_at_docomolab-euro.com>
Date: 2005-04-27 14:35:43 CEST

When I read the following, I had an idea:

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> On Apr 26, 2005, at 11:57 PM, Peter McNab wrote:
>>> I was looking at how TortoiseSVN stores a base working copy of files
>>> with the WC, which is great for instant diff, but is not so
>>> meaningfull for binary files.
> This isn't TortoiseSVN, is this how the svn client libraries work, it's
> not something you can turn off. It's not just for running 'svn diff'
> without hitting the network, it also means you can 'svn revert' without
> hitting the network, and it means 'svn commit' can send binary diffs to
> the server, instead of the entire file.
>>> We are hearing from folks on the list who have 500Mb binaries so
>>> unnecessary download and local duplication of these might be a
>>> productive goal for Subversion.
> Yes, someday (i.e. svn 2.0) the cache-in-working-copy will be optional.

How about storing the "secret copy" as compressed files, as an option?
This would increase the operating times very much, but it would save
some disk space.

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Received on Wed Apr 27 14:40:06 2005

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