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Re: Subversion/Eclipse Performance on Windows

From: David Weintraub <qazwart_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 14:38:11 -0500

Here's what I finally did: I got rid of Windows and installed Fedora
on my PC. Performance is much better, and other developers will be
following suit.

As developers, we spend very little time in Windows only applications,
and most of our time in cross-platform applications. We use
Subversion, Eclipse, and JBoss. The only real issue is access to our
mail, and we use Evolution as the mail client on our Linux boxes to
handle that. I understand this may not work for Exchange 2007, but it
works for Exchange 2003.

I am not sure exactly what was causing the performance problem. I
suspect that it is our anti-virus software which not only inspected
each file downloaded, but also checked the contents of every file that
Subversion created on our system. It could be that Java based
applications run much faster under Linux than Windows.

Whatever it is, we found that the problem seems to be with the OS and
not with Eclipse or Subversion.

On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 2:26 PM, David Weintraub <qazwart_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Here's what we have:
> * Subversion is running on a Linux box under a fairly recent version
> of Redhat. This is not exactly a high performance box, but I don't
> think this is an issue. They use Subclipse as the plugin to allow
> Eclipse to talk to Subversion.
> * Our Subversion server is running release 1.5. However, it is still
> using Format 2 instead of Format 3 because of issues with viewvc.
> * Developers use Eclipse running on a Windows XP box. These boxes are
> Pentium Dual Core running around 2.8Ghz and have betwen 1Gb and 2Gb of
> memory. Diskspace is about 100Gb.
> * Our application runs under JBoss. It isn't a .NET application (which
> I know can cause performance issues). However, it really is a sort of
> sprawling application. There are lots of JAR files that have to be
> checked out (Most are probably not even needed, but that's another
> story altogether). However, once you do a checkout, the JAR files
> don't change.
> A couple of developers are complaining about very poor performance.
> They claim that Subversion is much slower than CVS (which we just
> converted over from).
> I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for improving
> performance. Would putting the .svn folders as exemptions in our
> .project file help? Would using a particular version of Eclipse or a
> particular version of Subclipse? What about Subversive?
> --
> David Weintraub
> qazwart_at_gmail.com

David Weintraub
Received on 2009-01-15 20:39:10 CET

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