[GRASS-dev] Question about SVN access via Trac

Michael Barton michael.barton at asu.edu
Tue Dec 11 11:34:08 EST 2007

I think the nightly tarballs would suffice. Can this be done for the  
Addons directories too?


On Dec 11, 2007, at 9:18 AM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:

> Moritz Lennert wrote:
>>> Michael,
>>> A number of projects run cronjobs on download.osgeo.org to prepare  
>>> night
>>> SVN snapshots.  Would this satisfy the need you see?  I can work  
>>> with anyone
>>> interested in setting this up.
>> I think that a 'download tarball' button would be nice, as this  
>> allows to download a tarball of just any directory you want.
> >
>> This seems to be implemented in Trac, but needs to be configured  
>> via the 'downloadable_paths' variable. See http://trac.edgewall.org/wiki/TracIni#svn 
>> .
> Moritz,
> I reviewed this and it appears this just gives the one-file-at-a-time
> downloading option.  It does not appear to allow downloading  
> directories
> and directory trees as a tarball.
>> But it's obviously also a question of resource usage this might  
>> imply for the osgeo server.
> We do disallow robots into many parts of Trac to avoid big downloads.
> We used to have a lot of problems with google and other robots  
> requesting
> huge version diffs (ie. between r1 and r20000 on /trunk!) during their
> scans.  In many cases this produced multi-gigabyte diffs and would  
> crash
> the main server.
> Beyond that it isn't such an issue.  But given that Trac does not seem
> to provide the desired service, I think we are back to preparing
> nightly tarballs.
> Best regards,
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