bugArX revision control system - Bugs: bug #4787, Make the archiving strategy...


bug #4787: Make the archiving strategy configurable

Submitted by:  Walter Landry <landry>
Submitted on:  Sun 17 Aug 2003 02:49:05 AM UTC  
Severity:  1 - Feature Item Group:  None
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Open

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Mon 22 Nov 2004 04:32:16 AM UTC, comment #1: 

I now think that the simplest way to solve this is with more intelligent post-commit hooks.  You could run a command on the  server that caches the latest revision and uncaches any earlier ones.  This would most likely be used for mirrored remote archives.

So I just need to write a sample post-commit hook.

Walter Landry <landry>
Project Administrator
Sun 17 Aug 2003 02:49:05 AM UTC, original submission:  

Right now, ArX wants to store the oldest version as a full tarball, and only patches of the newer versions.  However, you usually want to get later revisions, not earlier ones.  So it might often be better to store the leaves of the archive tree rather than the root.

However, this will require smarter servers, because otherwise we have to transmit the entire tarball in order to update remote archives.  What is better is for the remote server to build the new revision on command.  But people may not want to or be able to run smarter servers, so it better not to require this behavior.  There are also some cases where people want the branches to be very lightweight on the server.

Walter Landry <landry>
Project Administrator


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