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Re: On making text-base optional

From: Mark <mark_at_mitsein.net>
Date: 2006-09-21 18:05:10 CEST

In the meantime, it would be a good idea to get your developers to use
their own machines. That's where that text-base comes in handy.
Since I have my working copy on my own laptop, I can bring it home and
keep working without having to log into work if need be.

On 9/21/06, Ian Anthony <isnoop@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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

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