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Re: perforce versus subversion

From: listman <listman_at_burble.net>
Date: 2006-08-25 20:32:10 CEST

On Aug 24, 2006, at 10:14 PM, Kenneth Porter wrote:

> --On Thursday, August 24, 2006 7:22 PM -0700 listman
> <listman@burble.net> wrote:
>> unfortunately my binary files may change only slightly in the
>> application that
>> generates them, (eg: i move an inverter on a circuit schematic)
>> but the
>> resulting binary is *very* different to the previous. there's just no
>> point in
>> diffing these files, the delta will be close to just sending the new
>> file over, with
>> no processing..
> Aren't more CAD systems switching to some kind of text format,
> perhaps stored compressed? Similar to OpenOffice, with its zipped
> XML files. If not, it might be a good time to ask the vendors to do
> that, not only to make Subversion's job easier, but to make sure
> your data isn't locked into a proprietary binary format.

nice idea, but the likelyhood of this happening anytime soon is very

the main discussion is on having a common database format, which is
still going to be binary..

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