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Re: copy-merge in Subversion?

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2010b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 10:24:22 -0500

On Aug 18, 2010, at 07:47, Lezz Giles wrote:

> Imagine the following scenario:
> - trunk has several large files (> 20M) which are updated regularly. These files are +only+ changed on trunk.
> - there are several branches, each of which updates from trunk at least once a week.
> The merge of the large files from trunk takes an excessive amount of time and creates new very large versions of files
> that previously took up effectively no space at all, since they were cheap copies.

Are you sure these are now taking up a lot of space? Are you using the latest Subversion and is your repository thoroughly upgraded? I thought the new "rep sharing" feature was supposed to make this a non-issue now. But I have not actually used it myself so maybe I misunderstand its purpose.
Received on 2010-08-18 17:25:20 CEST

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