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#1 roosevelt



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 16:27



I have plenty of experience with SVN and also Git has quickly become my latest favorite. I really like how git stores all its references under a single .git directory. But the major downside is when I am working with an extremely large project. There are some opensource projects on Github that are up to 5 GB or even more in total file size.


Is switching to SVN the only option? Or Git already has something in place to deal with this massive project size issue?

#2 Dav-id



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Posted 12 April 2014 - 09:48

Have you considered TFS? MS have codeplex for opensource projects or Visual Studio online for close source.


You don't need to use Visual Studio with these either and they have a mac client for checking in your code.

#3 snaphat (Myles Landwehr)

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 18:55

You could run git-gc or go through the local copy of a repository via a script to remove large files throughout the revision history. The thing is, this is most likely an issue with the developer usage of git itself: people are probability committing binaries and intermediate files when they shouldn't be.