seth vidal <skvidal(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
On Thu, 2007-11-29 at 17:25 +0100, Jim Meyering wrote:
> At 5GB+, (4.5GB for a copy of the cvs repo + 700MB for git) that's too
> heavy for me. And besides, it'd really be better under the Fedora
> umbrella. Seeing as how much more efficient the git protocol is,
> if a few people switch to it from cvs, it'd actually decrease network
> bandwidth requirements.
The problem is we're not running out of network bandwidth most of the
time. We're running out of disk space. Pretty badly, too.
One big advantage to switching from CVS to git is the savings in
disk space. With the example above it's pretty obvious: you can
save exactly the same information using git in 1/6 to 1/4th the space.