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Re: SVN for binary asset management

From: Early Ehlinger <early_at_respower.com>
Date: 2005-03-31 19:54:06 CEST

Hi Simon,

Over here at the ResPower Super/FarmT, we use SVN for managing quite a bit
of our assets, including our test suite that we use to validate features of
our farm. So I can say wholeheartedly that yes, subversion is quite
suitable for the film industry. It works great with binaries (unlike some
other version control systems I've used.... *cough* sourcesafe *cough* rcs
*cough*) and the cross-platform support is very nice as well. E.g., we
routinely use it to sync up source and test multimedia scenes between OSX,
Linux and Windows.

And since our tests are often intended to reproduce some of the wackier
problems we've encountered as the world's premiere self-service render farm,
you can rest assured that SVN handles some pretty strange scenarios quite

Best Regards,
- Early Ehlinger - President&CEO - ResPower, Inc - www.ResPower.com
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Simon Anderson" <simon.anderson@photon.com.au>
To: <users@subversion.tigris.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 8:39 PM
Subject: SVN for binary asset management
> Hi,
> I could use some advice on Subversion's suitability for asset management
> in the film industry.
> Commercial products such as Alienbrain (http://alienbrain.com/whde.php)
> are available for use as a repository/change control solution. I wonder
> if Subversion could be used as the basis for a F/OSS alternative.
> Generally, the data is gigabytes of (primarily) image and movie files
> stored on a SAN. The users are artists (animators, compositors,
> lighters, etc.) editors, visual effects supervisors, producers,
> administrators and the like all who interact with the data in slightly
> different ways. On the back end is a render farm that would also
> interface with the repository.
> Does this sound like something that Subversion could be good for?
> -Simon.
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