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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: What would it take to move to Git?
Date Fri, 10 Aug 2012 19:31:52 GMT



On 8/10/12 12:22 PM, "labriola@digitalprimates.net"
<labriola@digitalprimates.net> 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:
> 
> https://git.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/GitBenchmarks#Repository_size_benchmarks
> 
> 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.
http://blogs.adobe.com/aharui


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