svn is slow...
svn is slow.
cvs wasn't so bad after all. It felt much faster, and was dead-simple on the server. Shorter urls like "cvs co kdebase" and you had everything, no long "svn co https://whatever..." I never can remember.
Anyway, back to coding...
I also can't *remember* the svn co URLs.... So what I often do is "svn info" inside one existing repository, and guess from its 'URL:'-line what the real path might be that I'm looking for.
But you're right: svn operations are definitely slower than cvs ones. Maybe this is because it also allows us for "offline working" and therefore has more overhead for its operation ?
svn URL's ?
And did you forgot about the CVSROOT ?
I don't see too much difference between https://whatever and :pserver:[email protected]:/cvsroot :-)
Re: Slow SVN
I found the same thing when working with a project with alot of history.. Using the standard BDB store method makes working with the repo a long process, I found using the FSFS backend make things feel faster.
We already do.
We already use the file system backend. But I think I remember that we have something like 60 GB there. One of the other things that slows down checkouts a lot is that everything is going uncompressed over https. WIth CVS the files were run through gzip for transmission.