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

Arthur Barrett arthur.barrett at march-hare.com
Fri Jul 4 20:02:20 BST 2008

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It is enabled by default.


Arthur Barrett
Product Manager

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  
> 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.
> Colin
> -----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)
> Colin,
>> 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...
> Regards,
> Arthur
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