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Re: hooks to facilitate source conversion from binary form to text and back

From: Robin Guest <robin.guest_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 16:16:00 +0100

2009/9/30 Eduard Alexandru <thpsi_at_yahoo.com>

> I'm a visual foxpro developer and the bulk of visual foxpro source files
> are in binary format (foxpro compatible tables).
>
> In order to use the svn's compare and merge facilities compunity members
> have created tools to perform the convertion of source files from binary
> form to text (xml files) and back to binary form. The files places and
> source control are the xml versions.
>
> The process is simple, however tedious and i hope that in some future
> version the TortoiseSVN team will add pre/post hooks to "Check for
> modifications" and "Checkout" operations so users like me could hook the
> conversion tools directly into TSVN.

I'd also be extremely interested in such a capability.
Unlike Eduard, I still version my FoxPro binary files, because I've never
totally trusted the conversion tools to do a fully
"transparent" binary>>text>>binary round trip. But it's far from ideal.

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