[Lazarus] SubVersion vs Git

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Wed Nov 5 11:25:36 CET 2008

Graeme Geldenhuys schrieb:
> On 11/5/08, Florian Klaempfl <florian at freepascal.org> wrote:
>>  > This is impressive.  Mozilla has 10 years of history in their
>>  > SubVersion repository totalling 12Gig of information. SubVersion also
>>  > requires over 240,000 files in a single directory to handle the
>>  > +240,000 commits.
>> And who cares? This is on one *server*.
> Not all filesystems like +240,000 files in a single directory.

First, the 240000 files in one dir are history since svn 1.6 and if it
was a real issue, one could still use the bdb back end. Second, if you
run such a server, you should think about the FS and use something like
xfs, jfs or reiserfs. Their overall performance on servers is usually
better anyways.

>>  > Converting that repository with full history to Git
>>  > used only 420MB. See the URL below for details - "Small Space
>>  > Requirements" section.
>> Great, every client gets 420 MB of junk almost never needed.
> You don't have to get a full history on "check-out".

And what's the advantage of git then ;)?

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