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RE: RE: Re: Subversion for general office use

From: Flanakin Michael C Ctr HQ OSSG/OMR <Michael.Flanakin.Ctr_at_Gunter.Af.Mil>
Date: 2005-12-29 21:05:46 CET

Just to clarify, TSvn doesn't require you to mess with any scripts. They
just use one internally to accomplish the Word diff with Word's own
tracking features.

Michael Flanakin

-----Original Message-----
From: Matthew Janulewicz [mailto:Matthew.Janulewicz@nextestate.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2005 11:22 AM
To: Flanakin Michael C Ctr HQ OSSG/OMR; users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: RE: RE: Re: Subversion for general office use

Alternately, CSDiff
(http://www.componentsoftware.com/Products/CSDiff/index.htm) does Word
diff's, too, and you don't have to monkey with scripts. It's a pretty
good (and freeware) diff utility for Windows.

Sometimes you just want to get a feel for how different binary files are
- a lot or a little. The WinDiff utility that comes with just about any
Microsoft dev tool does this, and you likely already own it. I believe
it is also part of many free developer or resource packs. Search around
the Net for it, it should be easy to find.

-Matt

-----Original Message-----
From: Flanakin Michael C Ctr HQ OSSG/OMR
[mailto:Michael.Flanakin.Ctr@Gunter.Af.Mil]
Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2005 5:36 AM
To: users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: RE: Re: Subversion for general office use

Binary diff tools are kind of rare in use, but they exist. Word can do
its own diff'ing, with a little help. TSvn comes with a script to do it.
As far as other binary formats, you typically want a tool that handles
specific formats so it can show you in whatever output format is
appropriate. Do a Google search to check them out. I haven't used any
since the only binary files I've diff'ed have been Word docs.

http://www.google.com/search?q=binary+diff

Michael Flanakin

-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel Serodio [mailto:dserodio@mandic.com.br]
Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2005 5:47 AM
To: Flanakin Michael C Ctr HQ OSSG/OMR
Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Subversion for general office use

Excuse my ignorance, but what is "a good binary diff tool"? I've never
seen a binary diff...

Flanakin Michael C Ctr HQ OSSG/OMR wrote:
> In my experience, Svn/TSvn will be a good solution for this. I'd only
> suggest two things: (1) get a good binary diff tool; and, (2) make
> sure that a knowledgeable CM is identified and is able to train,
> mentor, and even branch/tag as necessary.
>
> Michael
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Mills [mailto:jmills@cs.mun.ca]
> Sent: Saturday, December 03, 2005 2:52 PM
> To: users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Subversion for general office use
>
> Hi,
>
> At work, we are considering rolling out Subversion as a version
> control system for general office documents, using TortoiseSVN as a
> client. This means non-technical users will be using this setup to
> manage word processing documents, spreadsheets, and images (i.e.
> mostly binary files). Additionally, the repositories will likely get
big (gigs).
>
> I was wondering if anyone on this group has any recommendations or
> comments about using SVN for this purpose. Should I be looking for
> another tool?
>
> Thanks,
> Jason
>

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