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Re: jar files in cvs repository

From: David A. Bartmess
Subject: Re: jar files in cvs repository
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 00:55:08 -0700
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I'm not sure of the speeds, but it's a two-edged sword. Keeping full copies of 
everything bloats the database requirements for CVS, making the disk space an 
issue. And I couldn't say whether not using the "diff" to create deltas to 
keep instead would be faster or slower than checking in a full copy every 
time. But for source code, etc, I'd quickly say that checking in a full copy 
is a waste, since it's not that big usually, and the time differences would 
be minimal...

Maybe someone else has actually done timing on this?

On Monday 21 February 2005 12:39 am, Jesper Vad Kristensen wrote:
> David Bartmess wrote:
> >Used in the cvswrappers file, the -m gives the mode of the
> >file to the cvs
> >admin command, setting the mode of the file to either COPY (do
> >not delta the
> >file, put a full version in every time) or to MERGE (put only
> >delta of file
> >changes into the repository)...
> >
> >On Friday 18 February 2005 01:28 am, Jesper Vad Kristensen wrote:
> >> Larry Jones wrote:
> >> >It's better to do:
> >> >
> >> >  *.[Gg][Ii][Ff] -k 'b' -m 'COPY'
> >>
> >> (Amazing what you can do in CVS!)
> >>
> >> But why the -m 'COPY'?
> That's very interesting. We're working with binary source code here and
> have some performance issues when retrieving stuff from branches (due to
> the backtracking or whatever it's called).
> Would you - or anyone else here - happen to know if storing the whole
> copy of the file each time speeds up retrieval in branches?
> Regards,
> Jesper Vad Kristensen
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David A. Bartmess
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