The codepath to take a huge file from the working tree and register it to the repository should be usable for debugging the rest of the bigfile topic, so switched my attention to the codepath in the opposite direction: writing the repository data out to a file in the working tree. Did a few rounds of private rewrite of possible APIs to allow us reading from the repository without slurping the whole thing in the memory.
Reviewed and commented on 6 topics.
Queued 5 patches from 3 people.
Merged 8 topics to 'master' branch, to include in the next release.
Merged 7 topics to 'next' branch for public testing.
(I think blogger lost a post during their outage - this post is backdated)