[nycbug-talk] svnup(1) - worthy of promotion to base?

Isaac (.ike) Levy ike at blackskyresearch.net
Mon Mar 11 15:42:39 EDT 2013

On Mar 11, 2013, at 3:06 PM, Pete Wright wrote:
> On 03/11/13 08:31, Fabian Keil wrote:
>> Isaac (.ike) Levy <ike at blackskyresearch.net> wrote:
>>> --
>>> My observations so far:
>>> svnup(1) speed "feel"
>>> Without opening up any cans of worms on SCM tools, I believe the 'git effect' creates some unrealistic expectations for the utility.  (Git's impact is so huge on development, it's become so popular, it affects/warps perception of other tools.)  git(1) has spectacular indexing/hashing, it's implementation is really thoughtful compared to svn(1).  So, remote fetching of deltas, on massive codebases, is extremely fast.
>> But actually checking out the fetched deltas scales with
>> the repository size.
> i can attest to this unfortunately - been struggling with a poorly thought out production system where we use git to replicate data to all our POPs.  lets just say when re-calculating your repo's hashes takes close to an hour you've made some terrible decisions :)

Ohboy, the allure of solving problems with a source code repo bites again.
I feel you on that one man...

> but back to your point, calculating checksums would most likely be a non-trivial task for the entire FreeBSD repository (usr+work+ports+gnats+www etc...).
> -pete

Just in case you want to play with the 'feel', TOTALLY NOT an official repo, but public pull access if you want to hack on the FreeBSD src for size and 'feel' comparisons:


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