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Re: is subversion useful for mainly binary projects?

From: Kevin Williams <kevin_w69_at_hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-03-17 21:49:32 CET

You might want to read the Subversion book section on resolving conflicts
(http://svnbook.red-bean.com/html-chunk/ch03s05.html#svn-ch-3-sect-4.4) and
perhaps try some test files. If the conflict management process that is
currently in place still does not work for you, I suggest that you not
forget about Subversion. There are rumors of locking being implemented
relatively soon, and with that in place there might be no good reason to
continue to use CVS. Subversion won't work for everyone, but it is an
excellent system.

>From: Terry Kilshaw <terry@quantechsoftware.com>
>To: users@subversion.tigris.org
>Subject: Re: is subversion useful for mainly binary projects?
>Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 12:35:49 -0800
>
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "McClain Looney" <m@loonsoft.com>
>To: <users@subversion.tigris.org>
>Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 11:53 AM
>Subject: Re: is subversion useful for mainly binary projects?
>
>
> > > Does it have, hidden away somewhere, the equivalent of the CVS
>edit/unedit
> > > commands?
> >
> > svn does not implement locking, if that's what you mean.
>
>Yes. That is what I mean. If there is no locking there is nothing to stop
>two programers from changing the same file at the same time. This is not-OK
>for binary-based work like filemaker. There is no way to merge the changes.
>
>I would conclude that SVN is not a good chioce for a binary-only project
>like ours. Though for the other reasons you gave, it would be nice.
>
>thanks,
>
>Terry
>
>
>
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