`bzr viz' slooow

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at samba.org
Sun Feb 28 15:03:49 GMT 2010

On Wed, 2010-01-27 at 07:47 +0100, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
> it seems that the emacs bzr repository is an excellent test case for
> bzr-gtk.  Just calling `bzr viz' on a fully checked out repository
> takes five minutes on my 1GHz CPU.  This is unbearable slow since I
> really have to wait that long to be able to do anything.
> On the other hand, gitk apparently uses a background process to
> collect the commit information: Calling `gitk' on the linux-2.6
> repository (which contains approx. 180000 commits, almost twice the
> number of commits in the Emacs repository), I can start working after
> a few seconds.  The background process finishes after approx. one
> minute, BTW (again, 10 times faster than bzr-gtk).
> Please implement something similar and/or provide additional means to
> make it faster!  Using the --limit option does help a bit but is far
> from optimal IMHO.
Unfortunately "bzr viz" indeed needs some improvements in this area. You
might be interested in "bzr qlog" in the meantime (part of the qbzr
plugin), which is a fair bit faster.


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