On Sat, Jul 9, 2011 at 5:41 PM, <jidanni(a)jidanni.org> wrote:
Anybody got a graph of how big the disk footprint of a
SVN installation has grown each year? It seems we're up to
$ ssh jidanni.org
du -sh mediawiki/
SVN also includes lots of useless information in your .svn directories.
This is required for...using SVN to manage your source. A freshly
downloaded and extracted 1.17.0 comes in at a massive 56M :)
Well yes, in these days of big disk platters, one can
still get by.
But I do believe you are putting on weight a little faster than the
(Plus, I bet there's nothing we basic SVN users
could do to trim the fat.
And if there was, it would end up breaking later, just while we are at the disco.
Whereas those who actually use those unused parts would be better suited
to deal with not sending it out at the source in the first place.
(OK, I recall I mentioned something like that before, but "as you provide/encourage
no official way to search for it", I'm not responsible for repeating myself.))
You could delete the .svn directories, but that kind of defeats the purpose
now doesn't it? You could also do sparse checkouts if you'd like only parts
of the source tree. I'm not really sure what you're asking to be done here,
or if you're just complaining about directory sizes for no reason.