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On making text-base optional

From: Ian Anthony <isnoop_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-09-21 10:53:58 CEST

I have been using SVN personally since late 2004 and have grown quite fond
of it. My day job is finally on the brink of transitioning a large code
repos from CVS to subversion, but there is just one issue slowing us down.

Our development model is one where several developers work on multiple
projects at once (4-8 on average). In our system, each scheduled release
within a project gets its own branch. This approach puts us right at home
with SVN and its cheap copies considering we might make hundreds of branches
in a year.

The problem for us lies in the fact that most developers check out their
code to the same server the repository is stored on. Even in a world where
storage is so inexpensive that it should be unending, sometimes it just
doesn't work out that way. Especially when the coders harddrive fills up
twice as fast as one might expect thanks to text-base.

Twelve developers each working on six copies of one repository on the same
server means a lot of harddrive space is gobbled up in the name of pristine
copies. I would love to see text-base as an option, especially for
circumstances where network communications aren't the limiting factor.

Thank you and keep up the great work.

--Ian
Received on Thu Sep 21 10:54:41 2006

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