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Re: New feature request for svn: merge zipped xml

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-04-25 06:01:47 CEST

John Locke <mail@freelock.com> writes:
> I did a little digging, and learned that all of the OpenOffice file
> formats are simply zip archives with a standard set of XML files inside.
> These are all plain text.
> Seems to me this is what would be involved:
> --add another content type that svn understands (perhaps mapped from
> mime-types?) indicating a zipped archive of text files--in addition to
> binary and text.
> --when diff'ing this type of file, first unzip it, then compare
> file-by-file in the archive, and then generate a report indicating which
> files have changed, and where.
> --when merging, apply the changes and zip it back up.
> Could this be done with a set of hooks?

There has been some discussion of this, though not down to the
concrete design stage, and we decided to relegate it to Post-1.0 land
for the time being. In general, we do want to be able to plug in
diff/merge tools for formats other than line-based text files.


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