On Sat, Aug 17, 2013 at 8:36 PM, Stephan Beal <sgb...@googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 17, 2013 at 6:50 PM, Stephan Beal <sgb...@googlemail.com> wrote:
>> http://core.tcl.tk/tcl/artifact/5f37dcc36468eaa8
> i deconstructed the fossil repo and found not a single B card(!). i aborted 
> the deconstruct of the tcl repo at 11% and already had 9521 one of them.
> What makes tcl so special in this regard?

It's about backwards compatibility.  Fossil will not generate delta
manifest on commit unless there already are delta manifest on the
repository or you force it on the command line.  The TCL repository
was probably converted with a Fossil version that had delta manifest

I guess that almost all Fossil binaries in use now understand B cards,
but as no one has committed to the Fossil repository with the
"--delta" option yet, you will not find any delta manifest in it.

Delta manifests are quite interesting because they follow the same
design concepts as Mercurial's delta storage.  I have already
mentioned it, but I have a Fossil branch that can generate delta
manifests on import.  However, I still don't have any place to publish


Isaac Jurado

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