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From Mark Struberg <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Apache NetBeans Incubator Proposal
Date Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:21:20 GMT
git clone of the Linus' repo takes 3 minutes.

The hg clone of netbeans took 5 HOURS!

Also checking out all the files or swapping branches in the git repo takes about 45 seconds
in GIT, but much longer in hg.

The repo size is 3.6GB. But it contains many binaries which we could probably strip off.
I really don't like to have a Hibernate jar file in an official ASF repo ;)

Still figuring where to upload the git repo to :(



> On Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 11:52, cowwoc <> wrote:
> > Mark Struberg-2 wrote
>>  Linux never was on hg, so the comparison doesn't fit.
>>  To be more clear: I'm not concerned that GIT cannot handle the NetBeans
>>  repo size. 
> I actually concerned by this. A client I work for has a large Git repo. I
> doubt its size is anywhere close to the Linux repo, but its performance is
> abysmal. Navigating the git log or invoking "git checkout" takes 
> minutes. It
> is almost completely unusable.
> I'm sure you've read this by now, but HG seems a better fit for these 
> larger
> projects:
> All this to say: I would tread carefully. Out of curiosity, is there a
> reason that Apache projects can't use Mercurial?
> Gili
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