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Re: Some thoughts about .svn/text-base/

From: Scott Palmer <scott.palmer_at_2connected.org>
Date: 2005-06-08 21:05:28 CEST

On Jun 8, 2005, at 2:59 PM, Olivier Sannier wrote:

> ...
> Thing is, I'm more and more in favor of keeping the text-base
> version, but I would like it to have a smaller impact on the
> filesystem. I haven't had a look at the svn client code, but I was
> wondering if it would be at all possible to simply compress (zip,
> gzip, or simple tar?) the content of that folder. One big file with
> everything in it, instead of a whole lot of separate files.
> Basically, the compression would be "hooked" in the middle of the
> process, being somewhat transparent to the other APIs.
> Sure, there is an additional load and delay induced from this, but
> I think it would be hardly noticeable for an everyday use.
>
> Does this sound at all feasible?

It seems like a reasonable suggestion to me. In the mean time, maybe
using NTFS' compressed folders would help? Just make all the .svn
folders compressed and they should stay that way.

Scott

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