SmartSVN 7.5 is EXTREMELY slow compared to SmartSVN 7.0
Specifically I'm comparing versions 7.5.5 and 7.0.7, but this has been an issue with all sub-versions of 7.5. I'm using Mac OS 10.8.4. My svn working copy is about 15 GB. With SmartSVN 7.0.7, "local refreshing" takes about one second, but with SmartSVN 7.5.5, it takes about 30 seconds. (I'm using an SSD too.) Obviously that's not an acceptable performance decrease. Other operations such as updating, committing, reverting, and merging are also far slower in 7.5.5 by similar magnitudes. To be clear, this is the *exact* same working-copy folder. The only difference is which version of SmartSVN I use to open that folder. I'm using 7.0.7 for now which works just fine, but my company will certainly not be paying for any future upgrades until the performance issues are fixed. Thank you!
I'm guessing that this is the same problem originally reported in http://www.wandisco.com/svnforum/threads/49368-Performance-issue-with-7-5-x-series. WANdisco has not updated that thread with any claims of improving performance in 7.6. My usage certainly shows that the problem is the combination of 7.5.x-7.6.x and a Java7 installation. SmartSVN started using the inotify facility in 7.5 & 7.6 to auto-refresh all nodes in the sandbox. Java7 (1.7+) supports inotify, where Java6 (<=1.6.x) doesn't. I ended up downgrading the java used for SmartSVN to 1.6, so that I could get reasonable performance out of SmartSVN. The problem is that this requires me to manually refresh SmartSVN to see current statuses.
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