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Re: Good practice to store binary builds in the src repo?

From: eg <egoots_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-02-19 03:38:52 CET

Matt England <mengland <at> mengland.net> writes:

> Summary:
> Does the Subversion community have a recommend practice for controlling
> "ongoing" binary builds in the repo?

I dont speak from a Subversion or an open-source perspective, but rather as a
user of revision control systems in software development over the past 17 years.

The answer for you will depend, at least in part, on how you and your users
intend to use these ongoing binary builds.

I generally do not store ongoing binary builds in repositories.
As part of a configuration management procedure you theoretically need to able
to get back to any build at a previous timepoint (however infrequent).
You can do this through a combination of careful tagging/labelling, build
procedures, libraries and toolsets.
Given that we do the above, simple archiving (outside of repository) of labelled
copies of binary builds has sufficed for our needs. YMMV.

If I did, I would consider using a separate repository. Storing "large" amounts
of binary files in a repository tends to have some kind of cost in most version
control systems, at least during certain operations.

Others will no doubt share differing viewpoints and experience.

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Received on Sun Feb 19 03:39:43 2006

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