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Re: [PATCH] proposed v3 source format using .git.tar.gz

On Mon, Oct 08, 2007 at 12:59:52PM +0200, Frank Lichtenheld wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 07, 2007 at 10:59:18PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:

> >         How is this magic done? If I have several dozen feature
> >  branches, all feeding back and forth, and have made lots and lots of
> >  changes in my sources, how does git preserve all this information
> >  without a commensurate increase in size?  This makes the information
> >  theory geek in me very very skeptical.

> By already using compression in the repository and by aggressively
> storing data as delta against earlier versions (both for binary and
> textual data).

For reference, a current clone I have of Linus' linux-2.6 repository
with full history and working tree is 489M of which 194M is .git.

"You grabbed my hand and we fell into it, like a daydream - or a fever."

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