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Re: Subversion in World of Warcraft

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 09:12:02 +0200

On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 07:25:26PM -0700, Kenneth Porter wrote:
> A couple of news items that might be of interest to Subversion users:

Interesting links.
> The Cosmos addon system suffered a large corruption of its repository:
> <http://cosmosui.org/showthread.php?t=57662>


 So it looks like our svn became corrupted and the repair never finished,
 since the repository has like 25,000+ files in it. Our most recent
 backup was also corrupted.
 So we had to revert to a backup from 6 months ago and commit over it the
 latest changes.

Ouch. But they don't give more details than that.

If both their repository and the backup got corrupted, it does
not sound like it's Subversion's fault. Sounds more like file
system failure or something like that.

But if they do indeed believe it's Subversion's fault,
they should post details to this list.

> The WoWACE addon group appears to be moving from Subversion to git:
> <http://www.wowace.com/forums/index.php?topic=14316.0>

Well, they're saying that one repository per project scales
better than a single repository for multiple projects:

 Arguably the heart of WowAce's content, the repository, is important for many
 reasons and it will continue on... in a fashion. Currently each folder under
 trunk is more or less an individual project, but they are all clumped together
 in the single repository. This has had many complications including permissions
 issues, slow downs, and maintenance issues. The management overhead on the
 current repository is monumental and takes large chunks of several peoples
 time. This overhead continues to grow in correlation to the repository's size
 and popularity.

That does not surprise me too much.

Git's only mentioned in one post:

 The simple solution would be to make the svn read-only and have project "opt
 in" by requesting a path in the svn be transferred into a new repo... be it an
 svn or git one (the dev could do the git transition themselves).

> Meanwhile, the Auctioneer and Gatherer addons continue to supply Subversion
> access to their code:
> <http://wiki.norganna.org/Developer_Procedures>

Looks like a well-managed open source project :)


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