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Re: Diffing XML files or storing binary documents

From: Felix Collins <felix_at_keyghost.com>
Date: 2004-07-07 04:46:41 CEST

Chris Jensen wrote:

>> Yep we store open office files in subversion. We just check in the
>> *.sx* file and hope for the best.
>
>
> What sort of content is there to the docs? Do you see much repository
> bloat with this?
> Some of the files we'll be storing are quite graphic heavy (over 20
> screen shots), I would;ve if these are just zipped up with the rest of
> the document in the sxc, then they're going to go into subversion every
> time, and I would've thought this would bloat the repository pretty
> quickly.
>

We have some drawings etc. I agree that opening up the oo file would
gain you compression benefits. Just how much benefit would have to be
tested as apparently Subversion's diffing is pretty good and is binary
for all files anyway. We haven't noticed any great growth in the
repository but then it depends on how often you commit too.

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