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Re: Subversion Idea

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-12-06 17:42:42 CET

I think he's asking that Subversion unpack OpenDocument files so that
the contents can be diffed just like any other text/html file.

If the concern is about space used by the files in the repository and
hoping that unpacking them will lead to smaller diffs, Subversion does
binary diffing on files, so the gains may be minimal in many cases.

OpenOffice.org has the ability to visually represent the differences
between 2 files in OpenDocument format; TortoiseSVN comes with a
couple VBScript scripts which make use of this feature.

Asking Subversion to fundamentally change how it processes specific
file types and have special "features" for them is going too far,
IMHO.

On 12/6/06, Tim Hill <drtimhill@comcast.net> wrote:
> I'm not sure I understand. Subversion can be used with any file type,
> including OpenDoc and iCal backups. It does have _some_ trouble with
> certain OS X documents, since these are really folders in disguise,
> but in general any file will work.
>
> --Tim
>
> On Dec 5, 2006, at 1:32 AM, Bernhard Rode wrote:
>
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> > Hello, I was watching the Videos of Apples upcoming OS Leopard.
> >
> > They will have a built in Backup/Versioning Tool called TimeMachine.
> >
> > While I was watching I had an Idea. It would be cool, if Subversion
> > could take p.e. OpenDocument Files into the Versioning, cause they are
> > also only zipped text files.
> > Also the Mac iCal/Addressbook Backup Files are plain Text Files, so
> > they
> > could be versionated too.
> >
> > Are there any plans to add such functionality ? Or does SVN it already
> > and I'm just too stupid to see it? =)
> >
> > greetz bernhard rode
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