Filing an issue so this won't get lost. First reported here: http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2011-02/0864.shtml new proplist function (svn_client_proplist4) where I can specify a filter/search string. Because right now, the proplist function returns all properties it finds (with depth infinity also for all paths). While this is a lot faster now than in 1.6, it still takes a few seconds for average sized working copies. Analyzing the bottlenecks I found that most time is spent allocating memory for all the returned data. With a filter string I could specify just a property name and get only those properties/paths back that have that specific property set, which would reduce the memory allocations a *lot* and therefore be much faster. Best would be if I could specify not just one property to be searched for but several, that way I could ask for e.g. all "bugtraq:" properties we (and several other svn clients) use for integrating with issue trackers.