[cvsnt] Status of branch creation speed enhancement (bug 4855)
arthur.barrett at march-hare.com
Fri Jul 4 20:02:20 BST 2008
It is enabled by default.
On 05/07/2008, at 2:17, Colin Fraser <colin.fraser at levelfour.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the update.
> Assuming it is included, can you tell me how to enable the
> I have looked for a way to enable this option but could not see it
> in the control panel (it was mentioned in the bug text somewhere
> that it would be disabled by default).
> Re: EVS, I'm certainly interested in it and I am hoping to try out
> the beta to see how it performs when I get some slack time.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Arthur Barrett [mailto:arthur.barrett at march-hare.com]
> Sent: 03 July 2008 20:46
> To: Colin Fraser; cvsnt at cvsnt.org
> Subject: RE: [cvsnt] Status of branch creation speed enhancement
> (bug 4855)
>> I'm trying to find the status of an enhancement to the speed of
>> creation tracked as bug#4855.
>> I've looked at the trouble ticket database but I'm unclear about the
>> The main table suggests it appears in 220.127.116.11 as the column 'Fixed
>> contains 'NEWAGB4, 2.5.04', however when I look at the detail of the
>> bug the 'Fixed in' field is empty.
>> Can anyone confirm if it is included in 18.104.22.168 (RC7)?
> To the best of my knowledge - yes it is fixed in 2.5.04. There is
> certainly a 'findnextmagicrev' in the 2.5.04 rcs.cpp.
> Tony is the one who applied it though, and he made a lot of changes
> to the originally submitted patch (because the patch was provided
> for CVS
> 1.11/1.12 which needs a lot of workarounds CVSNT didn't need).
> What we haven't had are any test results.
> The actual patch fixes a very rare problem - be sure that it applies
> to you before you get your hopes up - very helpful new feature
> though when the situation DOES apply to your repository.
> Most of the time that people ask for a 'faster tag/branch' is
> because they are not using the new commit id's and user defined
> change sets but are using tags and branches to try and replicate
> these features.
> A final case is resolved with EVSCM, where the repository size and
> number of users require a different approach - basically EVSCM has
> an 'instant tag'.
> I've no idea why the tt detail screens are showing the 'fixed in'
> field as blank - I've never noticed that before...
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