[tex-live] svn vs. p4

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Sat May 20 14:41:48 CEST 2006

David Kastrup wrote:
> In any case, if the numbers are drastically different from some other
> system doing the same work, this should be reported as a problem to
> Subversion developers.  After all, they have an interest to get their
> software ready for large real-life applications.
as karl reported a while ago: they don't respond and don't seem too 
interested, not even for a project as larg eas tex live

(btw, this is one reason why there is a market for p4: if one's workflow 
depends on support and such, a commercial version often has better papers)
> But in the mean time, more bandwidth/computing power could shift the
> balance from the current behavior into more tolerable ranges for core
> developers.  It should be a temporary measure in order to keep TeXlive
> going while Subversion catches up.
is there a way to measure the bottleneck?

e.g. is subversion using compression like rsync does when sending files?



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