bugArX revision control system - Bugs: bug #4788, Remove the ++pristine trees


bug #4788: Remove the ++pristine trees

Submitter:  Walter Landry <landry>
Submitted:  Sun 17 Aug 2003 02:58:16 AM UTC
Severity:  1 - Feature Item Group:  None
Status:  Postponed Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Closed
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Wed 18 Aug 2004 03:56:57 AM UTC, comment #1: 

With checksums, corruption is no longer an issue.  At the moment, it is probably better to focus on speeding up dopatch for exact patching, which will reduce the other advantage of placing the latest revision in an archive.

Walter Landry <landry>
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Sun 17 Aug 2003 02:58:16 AM UTC, original submission:  

Right now, ArX maintains pristine trees alongside the project tree.  This is fragile, because these files can be changed while the archive is still intact.  So one solution is to simply make the latest archive revision a complete source tree instead of a tarball.  In conjunction with integrity checks, this would ensure that, for example, "what-changed" was always diffing the right files.  When making branches, we could use hard links to reduce wasted space.

This would cause problems if you normally have a remote archive that you only connect to when you commit.  It would also require smarter servers, as in bug #4787.

Walter Landry <landry>
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