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Re: perforce versus subversion

From: Kenneth Porter <shiva_at_sewingwitch.com>
Date: 2006-08-25 07:14:58 CEST

--On Thursday, August 24, 2006 7:22 PM -0700 listman <listman@burble.net>
wrote:

> unfortunately my binary files may change only slightly in the
> application that
> generates them, (eg: i move an inverter on a circuit schematic) but the
> resulting binary is *very* different to the previous. there's just no
> point in
> diffing these files, the delta will be close to just sending the new
> file over, with
> no processing..

Aren't more CAD systems switching to some kind of text format, perhaps
stored compressed? Similar to OpenOffice, with its zipped XML files. If
not, it might be a good time to ask the vendors to do that, not only to
make Subversion's job easier, but to make sure your data isn't locked into
a proprietary binary format.

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