is subversion useful for mainly binary projects?
From: Terry Kilshaw <terry_at_quantechsoftware.com>
Date: 2004-03-17 20:43:27 CET
We are using CVS with the Tortoise client for source code control of our Filemaker projects. Filemaker files are binaries. Our Filemaker application solution consists of about 60 Filemaker files that 3 programmers work on.
CVS is used as a check-out/check-in system using the CVS Edit/Commit commands. That's the only way to work with binaries. They can't be merged.
Subversion is supposedly designed to handle binary files more efficiently than CVS. But the Subversion documents, which are generally excellent, don't mention check-out/check-in as a Subversion option, other than to dis it.
Is Subversion usable for binary-only projects like ours?
If so, how?
Does it have, hidden away somewhere, the equivalent of the CVS edit/unedit commands?
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