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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:


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