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Re: Need for a local Subversion server?

From: Andreas Krey <a.krey_at_gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2011 22:14:09 +0200

On Fri, 22 Jul 2011 13:01:06 +0000, Les Mikesell wrote:
> I'm kind of curious about how git-svn would work out for this kind of use.

I'd say that pretty much depends on your round-trip time. The initial
'git svn clone' can take seriously long; I did one for a repo that
yields 328 commits in 450 seconds, over a consumer DSL line (via http
portforwarded via ssh). The regular operations will take about as long as
ther native svn counterparts, except that you can batch commits.

Also, one can prepare the git-svn clone once (and possibly while being
colocated with the server), and use it as a template instead of doing
additional full 'git svn clone's.

In the 450 seconds there were a few occurrences of a trunk directory
appearing and vanishing within tags, but otherwise the roundtrip time
was the limiting factor, not the bandwidth.


"Totally trivial. Famous last words."
From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@*.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 07:29:21 -0800
Received on 2011-07-22 22:14:46 CEST

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