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

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 22:41:15 +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.

Not sure what you mean here. Are you saying that the xml versions are
stored in the repository, or the binary 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.

So your workflow is:
* Checkout xml files
* Convert to binary
* Do some work in foxpro
* Convert back to xml
* update/merge/commit

Is that correct?

Simon

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