[cvsnt] Status of branch creation speed enhancement (bug 4855)

Colin Fraser colin.fraser at levelfour.com
Fri Jul 4 17:17:21 BST 2008

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Thanks for the update.

Assuming it is included, can you tell me how to enable the functionality?

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 cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook
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 branch
> creation tracked as bug#4855.
> I've looked at the trouble ticket database but I'm unclear about the
> status.
> The main table suggests it appears in as the column 'Fixed in'
> 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 (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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