size of repository with many branches, vs. git

Ollivier Robert roberto at
Sun Mar 30 17:11:42 CDT 2008

According to Matt Mackall:
> > We've kicked around revlog patches that don't do strictly linear deltas.
> > That would help immensely here - probably a factor of 10x compression
> > improvement for the manifest. It's long past time we dusted those off.
I think I would be very interested to see these patches in core because the
main problem in converting the FreeBSD src repo with everything in there
(all ~100 branches) with fromcvs/tohg generated a manifest file with an
approx size of 15 GB, all of that from a less than 2 GB CVS repo...
Ollivier ROBERT -=- FreeBSD: The Power to Serve! -=- roberto at
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