Re: GNOME DVCS Survey Results

On Sun, Jan 4, 2009 at 11:47 PM, Luca Ferretti <elle uca libero it> wrote:
> Il giorno dom, 04/01/2009 alle 16.11 -0500, Matthias Clasen ha scritto:
>> It seems pretty clear to me that any 'homegrown' system like this is
>> not suitable as a longterm, stable solution for a project the size of
>> gnome.
> BTW, once switched to DVCS, how much disk space I should have in order
> to perform a full GNOME Desktop build with jhbuild? A WebKit build from
> git needs ~740MB :-/

  How much does it consume if it's a svn checkout? I heard (don't know
if it's true or not) git repo usually takes less diskspace then svn
checkout. This page seems to support this claim:

"An SVN working directory always contains two copies of each file: one
for the user to actually work with and another hidden in .svn/ to aid
operations such as status, diff and commit. In contrast a Git working
directory requires only one small index file that stores about 100
bytes of data per tracked file. On projects with a large number of
files this can be a substantial difference in the disk space required
per working copy."


Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
FSF member#5124

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