[Dev] Version control systems
morgen at osafoundation.org
Fri Jul 23 12:28:10 PDT 2004
On Jul 23, 2004, at 11:09 AM, Greg Noel wrote:
> On Friday, Jul 23, 2004, at 10:03 US/Pacific, Morgen Sagen wrote:
>>> ... "con" for subversion ... [client] disk utilization is doubled.
>> ...which allows for disconnected diff-ing and sending only deltas
>> when committing. :-)
> Yes, but there's no option to do it any other way, as there is with
> arch. There are always two copies of the file, even if the user never
> makes any local changes. If your archive is large and your disk space
> limited, it can be a major issue.
Since performance principle number 2 listed at
http://gnuarch.org/arch-tech.html is: "Disk space is cheap", one would
get the impression that Arch also is not shy about using lots of disk.
:-) Since I haven't actually used Arch, I don't know how this pans out
during real day-to-day use.
So far the chandler CVS module is around 11MB, so in the grand scheme
of things disk-space usage will probably rank low on the list of
deciding issues. It's good to have all the pros and cons spelled out
though. Actually, I just found this document from someone who has
spent some time looking at Subversion, Arch, and Monotone (somewhat):
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