I did notice such dramatic slowness, even though I haven't measured it. I 
had to migrate our old SVN repo to Git and I ended up using my Ubuntu 
VirtualBox to do that. Much more convenient.

Setting up a VirtualBox is not that much trouble. If you're already 
familiar with GNU/Linux. But hey, you're a programmer!



On Tuesday, November 27, 2012 3:25:20 PM UTC-5, Thomas Ferris Nicolaisen 
> On Tuesday, November 27, 2012 6:25:35 PM UTC+1, rupert THURNER wrote:
>> hi,
>> what is the reason, that msysgit used as subversion client is 10-15 times 
>> slower as mercurial, used as svn client? just as an example the runtimes to 
>> check for an update:
>> $ time git svn rebase
>> Current branch master is up to date.
>> real    1m31.736s
>> user    0m0.015s
>> sys     0m0.031s
>> $ time hg pull -u
>> pulling from svn+https://svn....
>> no changes found
>> real    0m7.684s
>> user    0m0.015s
>> sys     0m0.000s
> Over a minute for just a svn rebase sounds awfully slow, even accounting 
> for git-svn/msysgits rumored performance issues. Which Windows are you 
> using? I see there are some issues with Windows 7: 
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2835775/msysgit-bash-is-horrendously-slow-in-windows-7
> Other usual suspects are virus scanners, encrypted filesystems, network 
> filesystems.. You got any of these?
> You could gather up the relevant information (Git version, OS details, 
> etc) and report it on the msysgit mailing list here: 
> https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/msysgit
> Coincidentially, the msysgit developers were discussing performance 
> problems a couple of days ago (
> https://groups.google.com/d/msg/msysgit/yy-yPNxaxgw/b9mX8qdrjNkJ) - so 
> you're not the first to complain. 


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