Thoughts on Chapter 5

Brian W. Fitzpatrick fitz at
Sun Feb 25 15:16:15 CST 2007

On 2/25/07, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato at> wrote:
> Brian W. Fitzpatrick wrote:
> > Ben and I discuss this example in our Best Practices talk:  If you
> > have a repository with source code (tiny) and Photoshop files (huge),
> > it's just easier to juggle the small stuff separately--from syncing to
> > backing up to whatever, you don't have to worry about these huge
> > blobs.  Heck, if you've got just source in a repository, you can
> > probably do a full repository backup every 12 hours...
> Hrm.  I can put this in as a example of something you might consider,
> but I really think this is putting the needs of the administrator ahead
> of the needs of the users, and would have to heckle you from the back of
> the room if I were witness to this portion of your talk.  :-)

No problem.  We have ways of dealing with people like you. :-)

> I can see why you might want to have the huge files live in a disjoint
> subtree from the tiny source files within the same repos (because users
> editing little source files might not want to be forced to checkout
> massive media objects and such that they never edit).

That too, but I figured that was the obvious one.


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