[tex-live] svn vs. p4
karl at freefriends.org
Sat May 20 23:48:25 CEST 2006
svn writes some meta data even if nothing has to be updated.
svn status does not write anything.
I definitely agree that the first svn status (or update) takes longer
than subsequent ones, and the obvious reason would be disk caching. I
don't know how to prove it. Whatever.
Anyway, the general whole-repository update doesn't need to be done very
often. Once or twice a day from cron should be enough. It's doing
updates that I'm more concerned about. 40 minutes to update LM is a big
The .svn files in the ls-R databases might
slow down things as well
They won't be there, of course. I think I already checked in changes to
It would be a pity if we decide to use svn now and it turns out
later that we cannot have binaries for old systems because of
I don't understand. What does svn (or p4 or whatever) have to do with
what binaries can be supported?
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