[slime-devel] CVS and friends

dherring at tentpost.com dherring at tentpost.com
Tue Aug 24 16:39:36 UTC 2010

Raymond Toy wrote:
> On 8/23/10 1:52 PM, Helmut Eller wrote:
>> Well, Emacs switched from CVS to Bzr a while back.  For someone like me
>> who essentially only needs "cvs up" once in a while the switch was a net
>> loss.  What used to take 2 minutes and downloaded 5 MB with CVS takes
>> now 20 minutes and 200 MB.  My urge to update is no pretty much zero.
> As a slime luser, I certainly like being able to cvs up and get slime in
> a few (tens?) of seconds.  I don't have much experience with other VCSs,
> but I didn't particularly like how long it took to grab asdf2 via git.

Q: apples to apples?  Did you compare an empty CVS checkout to an empty
git clone, or did you compare a cvs up to a git clone?

It has been my experience that synchronizing large projects is generally
faster with git since it just grabs a few patches instead of checking each
file individually.  Git is only somewhat slower when doing the initial
clone.  That said, http-backed git repos are generally a few times slower
than repos using the native protocol.

- Daniel

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