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Re: Autoexpanding ZIP archives?

From: Andreas Magnusson <andreas.ch.magnusson_at_home.se>
Date: 2005-12-08 07:54:32 CET

Jim Blandy wrote:
> I dunno. I sympathize with the people who are complaining about the
> complexity. People have a right to expect that a VCS won't munge your
> stuff. But I think this issue is going to come up again. We're going
> to see a lot of people putting OO documents in Subversion
> repositories, and depending on the size of their project, it's not
> hard to imagine that some of them will complain about space usage.
> I'd be surprised if other version control systems did much better, though.

OK, time for the stupid question.
Wouldn't it be easier to teach the client program (for example
OpenOffice) to be able to save in in a non-compressed way? An example
(although NOT open in any way like OO) is Microsoft InfoPath whose doc
is a cab file, consisting of xml files. This program can save
uncompressed, probably so that you can store it in a VCS and really see
the differences. Why not pose this req. on OpenOffice?


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