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Re: Default value for global-ignores - Import excluded .so files

From: Jan Hendrik <list.jan.hendrik_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 16:53:57 +0100

Concerning Re: Default value for global-ignore
Ryan Schmidt wrote on 23 Feb 2009, 22:24, at least in part:

>
> On Feb 23, 2009, at 09:37, Jan Hendrik wrote:
>
> > OTOH the default exclusion of TIFF, camera raw etc files should be
> > considered seriously ...
>
> Why would you want to do that? It sounds like those files are the
> original data -- exactly the kind of thing I would want to have in my
> repository.

While I was writing the whole slightly with tongue in cheek I don't
think those files have any place in a repository, original data or not.
 And particularly not at the hands of a starter who does not really
know yet what is happening.

YMMV, but think about it: a typical camera raw file (Nikon) is
somewhere between 6 and 10 MB, a TIFF of the same photo 15-20
MB, Photoshop files in a similar range with a margin of even being
up to 25% larger. Now being binary stuff any minor (non-)change
will increase the repository by more or less the whole size. You'd
pretty soon run out of disk space. There are better means to back
up the original data of images like storing them on a dedicated
drive for pristine copies (with an additional backup). Time for
checking out is another thing to keep in mind.

HDD space may be considered cheap, but where gigabytes easily
turn into terabytes requiring the operation of dedicated fileservers of
some size just to serve the steady multiplication of megabytes into
gigabytes into terabytes by storing version on version also HDD
space becomes quite expensive.

Jan Hendrik
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