[svn.haxx.se] · SVN Dev · SVN Users · SVN Org · TSVN Dev · TSVN Users · Subclipse Dev · Subclipse Users · this month's index

Re: SVN - Binary files support

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-03-05 14:00:20 CET

Hi, please mail questions like this to dev@subversion.tigris.org or
users@subversion.tigris.org in the future, rather than me personally.
I've cc'd the list.

On 3/5/07, Srinivasan, Rajagopal (IE10)
<Srinivasan.Rajagopal@honeywell.com> wrote:

> 1> Does SVN have a roadmap to support binary files? May be framework support
> for the users to write their own plug for their binary formats?

That is a desirable idea, but it's not on any roadmap. One of the
problems is that even if the framework existed, do you know of any
merging tools for *any* binary formats? They're almost impossible to
find. Thus, the motivation to add the framework is low.

>
>
>
> 2> Subversion performs version control based on files.
>
> In our application, version control may be required at object levels as
> well.
>
> Is there some way of performing version control for elements within files?
>

No, there's no way to do that in Subversion. I once heard that IBM's
'Stellation' version control system was capable of this, but I don't
think the project is very active:

http://domino.research.ibm.com/synedra/synedra.nsf/Stellation-CM?OpenPage

> regards
>
> srini
>
>
>
> System Engineer
>
> Platforms Systems and Solutions
>
> Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab
>
> 151/1, Doraisanipalya, Bannerghatta Road
>
> BANGALORE - 560 076, INDIA
>
> Tel +91- 80- 4119 7222 extn. 8268
>
> This e-mail, and any attachments thereto, are intended only for use by the
> addressee(s) named herein and may contain privileged and/or confidential
> information. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are
> hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this
> e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is illegal and strictly prohibited. If
> you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify me by
> telephone and permanently delete the original and any copy of any e-mail and
> any printout thereof.
>
>

---------------------------------------------------------------------
To unsubscribe, e-mail: dev-unsubscribe@subversion.tigris.org
For additional commands, e-mail: dev-help@subversion.tigris.org
Received on Mon Mar 5 14:00:43 2007

This is an archived mail posted to the Subversion Dev mailing list.