Performance tuning Subversion

While working with Subversion for our code, tools, scripts and so on, some people also wanted to put documentation inside SVN. That way, we can release code and documentation in one go. Easy, clear, practical! Or is it?

It seems Subversion is not really good at handling large(r) binary files, such as executables, Word or even image files. While on paper it should be capable of doing just that, in practice you often get severe performance penalties when checking in and out binary files.

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