[Mediawiki-l] how big the SVN footprint of MediaWiki has grown

Chad innocentkiller at gmail.com
Sun Jul 10 01:30:12 UTC 2011

On Sat, Jul 9, 2011 at 5:41 PM,  <jidanni at jidanni.org> wrote:
> Anybody got a graph of how big the disk footprint of a basic MediaWiki
> SVN installation has grown each year? It seems we're up to
> $ ssh jidanni.org du -sh mediawiki/
> 142M    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
> general population.

[citation needed]

> (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.


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