[tex-live] About SVN speed issues

Florent Rougon f.rougon at free.fr
Sat Sep 30 17:19:47 CEST 2006


While upgrading my Debian unstable chroot, I noticed this:

  Subversion 1.4.0 will SILENTLY UPGRADE the format of any working copy
  it touches.  Thereafter, you won't be able to use earlier Subversion
  releases with the same working copy.  The good news is that this new
  format is much more efficient than the old; you should notice a
  respectable speed increase for operations such as 'svn status',
  especially with large checkouts.

  1.4.0 also brings an incompatible enhancement (known as 'svndiff1') to
  the repository storage format, reducing disk usage by something like
  30%.  However, this ONLY affects new repositories, created with svnadmin
  1.4.  Existing repositories will continue to use the old format.  If you
  want to take advantage of svndiff1, dump and reload your repositories.

 -- Peter Samuelson <peter at p12n.org>  Sun, 23 Jul 2006 15:49:56 -0500

Maybe this could help you?

Note that the first paragraph is about an improvement for people running
a recent SVN on the *client* side.


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