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Re: Version numbers in MS Office documents

From: Edmund Horner <chrysophylax_at_chrysophylax.cjb.net>
Date: 2004-04-01 15:25:19 CEST

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Max Bowsher wrote:
| Edmund Horner wrote:
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|>Ralf.Bauer-Malz@etas.de wrote:
|>>has anybody already had the idea of writing the version number (or any
|>>other keywords) into MS Office documents by pre-commit scripts?
|>>I would much appreciate any hints (ideas, solutions?).
|>I think the main problems are:
|>1. You'll need a pre-commit program that understand MS Office formats.
|>2. You'll need to somehow modify the data in the transaction. svnlook
|>can't do that, but I suppose you could use the SVN bindings to
|>manipulate the transaction in the DB. Another method would be to build
|>a new transaction from the old one, commit it, and discard the old one
|>Other than that it sounds easy. Hope it goes well.
| You absolutely *cannot* modify the versioned content of a transaction
| pre-commit, becuase the committing client will not know about the changes,
| and will then have a weirdly broken working copy.
| You would need to introduce a new variant of successful commit that
says to
| the client "commit succeeded, but you may *not* assume that you now
have the
| committed revision of the nodes you sent".

Ah, you're absolutely right in both cases.

Sorry, Ralf, for making it sound so easy. :-)
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