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Re: Repository Size Growing VERY Quickly

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-07-20 14:54:20 CEST

On Thu, 2006-07-20 at 01:36, Ulrich Eckhardt wrote:

> Note that generally the result of compiling things (or any kind of generated
> files) should not be under version control because you can always check out
> the version and regenerate them. This way of thinking has one minor error
> though and that is that you can't always retrieve the whole version including
> the environment that was used to build it, e.g. because you upgraded a
> compiler or changed the OS. In those cases, adding the generated files when
> making a release is a good idea.

Back in the days when there were big differences in compiler
versions a group here would actually check the compiler and
any other tools needed to build a version into CVS along with
a script to extract the correct environment. They could still
easily make a fix to anything they've released in the last
10 years or more (which just saving the compiled binaries
wouldn't permit). By contrast another group another group
always builds on the same machine and has trouble if anything
ever changes on it - but the nature of their product makes
it less likely that they would ever need to support an
older version.

  Les Mikesell
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Received on Thu Jul 20 14:52:13 2006

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