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Re: A couple more subversion notes
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Arnaud Charlet wrote:
> Also, I guess that would mean having 8.5 gigs dedicated
> to the GCC rep (without talking about the check outs and builds) on
> my machine. I know that disk space is cheap, but I would need to build a
> new laptop or reformat my drive in order to achieve that... And still,
> having 10gigs less on a laptop's hard drive is quite annoying.
8.5G seems to be the space needed on the server, *not*
on your local machine. For example, HEAD seems to
take 396M with CVS and 945M with SVN on one of the
PCs I tested (comparing "du -sh" output).
Note that each of the silly little files like "format",
"README.txt", etc. within the ".svn" folder take
up 4K each on partition I tested - the "README.txt"
files alone take up 6M in the checked-out "trunk"
Of course, the biggest savings would perhaps come
from not storing the "text-base" copies and letting
non-jet-setter hackers have the option of taking
the slight penalty of a lag when they do a diff
in exchange for a much reduced disc-space requirements.
Ranjit Mathew Email: rmathew AT gmail DOT com
Bangalore, INDIA. Web: http://ranjitmathew.hostingzero.com/
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