[darcs-users] Possibly a very simplistic solution

Kenneth Knowles kknowles at berkeley.edu
Fri May 21 08:30:07 UTC 2004

On Fri, May 21, 2004 at 09:10:35AM +0200, Ketil Malde wrote:
> (BTW, I'm not really bothered by darcs's speed, for the small scale
> stuff I'm doing, it seems plenty fast enough.)

I've begun to use darcs at work, and just sync with their VSS daily, with their
changes being a single darcs patch.  I must say that on the 42M project, which
includes images, a 'darcs whatsnew --look-for-adds' took over 10 minutes
on my 400Mhz celeron before I terminated it.

So as I was importing the pieces of the project a little at a time (because some
of the files are junk and I don't have an easy non-manual way of sifting through
them) I could not use whatsnew to check for things I had missed.

In the end I simply omitted the image directory, since I don't really edit it
anyhow, and it seems to work nice and snappy.  Is this related to behavior with
binary files, or is this just natural for any configuration management due to
the large amount of work to be done?  I'm pretty clueless, and its late :-)


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