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From: Edward Diener (eddielee_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-02-05 18:17:16

troy d. straszheim wrote:
> Edward Diener wrote:
>> troy d. straszheim wrote:
>>> Edward Diener wrote:
>>>> My numbers are 288 MB for SVN and 96 MB for CVS. I have checked out
>>>> only the latest Boost directory structure from both. That 3-1
>>>> margin is bothersome but is not the margin you reported. Is it
>>>> possible that your numbers do not take into account the same files
>>>> being checked out by each ?
>>> I didn't have deflation turned on in the http server. Sorry for the
>>> confusion. How does it look now?
>> No difference. My guess is any compression occurs on the server
>> repository, not on the .svn directories created on the client side.
> There are two things going on here... The first is how much space a
> checkout takes up on local disk, and SVN is going to be probably twice
> as large as CVS, because it caches an entire copy of the checkout,
> which
> is why "svn diff" is very fast and works when you're offline.
> (*sweet*)
> Am I correct in thinking that 288MB and 96MB, above, correspond to
> on-disk size?

Yes, that is correct.

That does not bother me, perhaps because I have much disk space and a DSL
connection. I do not know whether it will bother others. As far as download
speed, I think SVN was actually faster than CVS but I did not bother to time
it. If I had a dial-up modem instead, perhaps I would have done so.

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