[Haskell-cafe] Re: [darcs-users] fptools in darcs now available
fw at deneb.enyo.de
Mon May 16 17:47:49 EDT 2005
* John Goerzen:
>> Would you please add tags regularly, so that the _darcs/inventory file
>> does not exceed some moderate size? It's currently at 4 MB, which
>> seems to be a tad bit excessive to download, just to check that there
>> are no new patches available.
> Yes, I can do that more regularly, but that doesn't actually reduce the
> size of the inventory file, does it?
Ah, you must run "optimize", too:
| Optimize always writes out a fresh copy of the inventory that
| minimizes the amount of inventory that need be downloaded when
| people pull from the repo.
| Specifically, it breaks up the inventory on the most recent tag.
| This speeds up most commands when run remotely, both because a
| smaller file needs to be transfered (only the most recent
| inventory). It also because it gives a guarantee that all the
| patches prior to a given tag are included in that tag, so less
| commutation and history traversal is needed. This latter issue can
| become very important in large repositories.
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