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Re: Dealing with binaries

From: Chuck Esterbrook <ChuckEsterbrook_at_yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-12-14 18:39:43 CET

On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 11:49:57 -0500, Brian Mathis wrote:
> Chuck Esterbrook wrote:
>> I like the edit-and-merge approach for text files, but for most
>> binaries, there is no sensible way to merge content. I also know
>> that "locking" or "exclusive checkout" is in development right
>> now. But I'm wondering how people are dealing with binary files *
>> now*? In other words, how do you avoid colliding with other
>> teammates?
>> Maybe there is a technical hack for this or maybe there is just a
>> set of usage conventions that help. Our development team is small
>> so even an imperfect solution might work well enough.
>> -Chuck
> "Hey, dude, are you working on that file?"
> "No."
> "OK, I'm going to work on it."

That breaks down pretty easily:
- Dude isn't around, then comes back to his desk and starts working on the file without checking his email.
- Or dude forgets.
- Or there are too many dudes.
- Or there are too many notices to keep track of.

Version control was supposed to solve all those problems.

In any case, you answered my question of how people are dealing with binary files now. Thanks,

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