[Etoys] Git problem

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at gmx.de
Sun Oct 15 13:40:19 EDT 2006

I'd ask someone who knows about Git. I can't imagine that in this day 
and age a content management system isn't capable of dealing with binary 
files effectively. This reminds me too much of CVS ;-) So before looking 
for anything else we should check the git docs - there should be 
something that describes how to deal with binary files effectively.

   - Andreas

Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> Hi,
> we discovered a serious problem with git, the source code versioning 
> system that is used for OLPC work:
> I have been using it like I used to with subversion, that is, check in 
> an updated etoys.image.gz every day:
>     http://dev.laptop.org/git.do?p=projects/etoys
> Now Marco, who is on an ISDN connection, tried to check that out, and it 
> downloaded like 30 MB. Turns out checking out from a git repository does 
> download the *whole* history since the dawn of time. Eek.
> I hear git does use delta-compression for binary files, but I looks like 
> that does not work for an image:
> 52      .git
> git add OLPCPlugin.image
> 5764    .git
> git commit
> 5776    .git
> run image, save, commit
> 11492   .git
> run image, save, commit
> 17208   .git
> The increase for each image check-in is about the gzipped size of the 
> whole image.
> So. We might have to put the images somewhere else. Or only store the 
> original image plus changesets in a folder, and have the makefile update 
> the image from those changesets.
> A similar problem will arise once we store projects in git.
> Any ideas?
> - Bert -
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