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RE: Evaluating SVN as a Document Management Solution

From: Tom Blough <tom.blough_at_truetemper.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2008 07:50:51 +0800

> >typically in MS Office applications, deliverables are typically
> > drawings in AutoCAD or Microstation, and database content
> is typically
> > financial data from which reports are generated.

For your application, your repository will be huge. All of the file types
you mention are binary. Therefore, SVN cannot calculate a diff on the file
and will end up storing a copy of the complete file.

There was a recent thread concerning using XML data formats for newer
versions of Office in order to save diff content, but that can cause
problems due to the fact that XML is not order specific. Office can, and
does, generate different XML for the same document.

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