[Buildbot-devel] State of mercurial support

Axel Hecht l10n.moz at googlemail.com
Wed Nov 5 00:27:16 UTC 2008

AFAIK, hg already compresses the bundle it ships over the network.

Really reducing the load would probably mean creating something that,
IIRC, hg folks would call a shallow clone, i.e., a clone without
history. http://www.selenic.com/mercurial/wiki/index.cgi/ShallowClone
has more on that project, but that's not there yet, afaict.


2008/11/3 Doug Philips <dgou at mac.com>:
> On or about Monday, November 03, 2008, at 11:45AM, "Marcus Lindblom" indited:
>>bugs at almad.net wrote:
>>> Problem is that with all current modes, for our repo (~300-400MB), using buildbot is *very* slow and it's response is far from being responsive enough.
>>We're starting to use mercurial here, and I'm a bit worried about this.
>>Any news on this?
> What about a custom build step that downloads a .zip (or .tgz) of the desired version (the URL is composable, so that should be OK) and uncompresses it?
> Assuming that the problem is network transfer and not server load where the mercurial server is running...
> --Doug
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