Aug 13, 2007

Progress Takes Many Forms

In 2000, when I first started hacking on Subversion, it took almost 10 minutes to build Subversion (way pre-0.17) on my weak old Pentium II whitebox PC.

Just now I built Subversion 1.4.4 on my Macbook Core 2 Duo in 2 minutes flat.

That rocks.

1 comment:

Karl Fogel said...

A rough interpretation of Moore's Law suggests that between 2000 and now, Subversion build time should have dropped from 10 minutes to ~30 seconds.

But Subversion has gotten bigger and more complex to build since then, too. So yeah, we run faster every year, but at the same time they're slowly increasing the incline of the road :-).