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From Gordon Smith <>
Subject RE: What would it take to move to Git?
Date Fri, 10 Aug 2012 19:45:18 GMT
Would we try to migrate the revision history from Subversion to Git?

- Gordon

-----Original Message-----
From: Alex Harui [] 
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2012 12:32 PM
Subject: Re: What would it take to move to Git?

On 8/10/12 12:22 PM, ""
<> wrote:

>> I am greatly concerned about disk space utilization if you have a 
>> snapshot of everything including changes.  Has anyone synced up with 
>> Apache Flex Git since we stuffed it with Mustella tests?  Will each 
>> >branch/fork/clone we make actually replicate all of that data?
> Alex,
> Due to the way git stores files it is actually infinitely smaller than 
> SVN storage over the long term, especially when one considers 
> branches. If two files are the same, regardless if there are 7000 
> branches, there is only a single copy of the file.
> If you are interested, here is some info on the overhead of git as 
> perceived from the linux kernel project:
> nchmarks
> Mike
OK, but the first clone will be huge?  I think our import file was in the 10's of GBs.  I'm
afraid to try to clone the flex project over my home network.  I am testing by cloning the
flex-site which worked from github.

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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