[Chandler-dev] Compaction feature
vajda at osafoundation.org
Thu May 17 19:44:17 PDT 2007
On Thu, 17 May 2007, Reid Ellis wrote:
> I would hope that this dialog requires zero interaction -- no "Okay" button
> or anything. Just a "Cancel" in case you don't want to do it now? So it runs
> and closes itself?
You're hoping wrong. It's one of those pesky ok/cancel dialogs.
To be clear, I hate popups as much as anyone, what is the alternative ?
Running a compaction in the background, while technically possible, would slow
it down considerably while making chandler itself pretty sluggish.
If there are enough people unhappy with this 'courtesy' dialog, I can add a
pref to not have it. Periodically, every 7 days, your chandler would go away
for a little (or not so little) while, without notice.
I was also thinking of adding a similar 'courtesy' dialog, this time with a
'shut up forever' option, that would suggest a repository backup to be done.
(a true backup, not a dump).
A backup is much less disruptive than a compact, it's mostly just copying
(large) files around. I was thinking of adding an option to do a backup on a
regular basis in the background. The only caveat is that each backup is a full
backup of the repo and that can chew up a fair amount of diskspace.
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