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Re: Subversion/Eclipse Performance on Windows

From: David Weintraub <qazwart_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 13:09:49 -0500

On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 11:06 AM, Toby Thain <toby_at_telegraphics.com.au> wrote:
> I assume you saw the 10-fold (or better) increase in speed that Jonathan
> Taylor measured?

I don't want to say a 10-fold speed increase. That means instead of
something taking 20 minutes, it takes two. We were using Eclipse too
which is a Java app, and Java apps aren't as fast on Windows as Linux.
I never really measured the difference.

However, it is absolutely obvious that Subversion is usually faster on
Linux than on Windows, and even MS junkies admit to that.

And, the Gnome desktop is pretty good substitute for the Windows
desktop. The only real "Windows" applications we use are MS Office,
Outlook, and MS Project. Open Office is a pretty good substitute for
MS Office. Because we are using Exchange 2003 still, we can use
Evolution, and we can use VirtualBox when we need to run MS Project.

Unfortunately, I understand that not everyone is in my position. If
you're using VisualStudio, you're pretty much stuck with Windows when
using Subversion.

> I am sure that Reiser 3 would be even faster (if I recollect my own
> experiences upgrading old RedHat systems to Gentoo+r3, I wouldn't be
> surprised to see at least a further doubling of bulk working copy operations
> versus ext2/3).
> It strikes me that this information (that Linux/UNIX is 10-20x as fast as
> Windows when working with Subversion working copies) should be mentioned
> more prominently in the manual or FAQ. That factor must soon have a tangible
> effect on productivity.
> From other recent threads here it appears there are also substantial
> performance benefits to serving from Linux/UNIX (in addition to all the well
> known reliability/maintainability benefits).
> --Toby
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