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RE: Re: Storing VS binaries in Subversion

From: Thompson, Graeme (AELE) <Graeme.Thompson_at_smiths-aerospace.com>
Date: 2007-06-18 18:57:42 CEST

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Henrik Sundberg [mailto:storangen@gmail.com]
> Sent: 13 June 2007 22:12
> To: users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: Storing VS binaries in Subversion
> 2007/6/13, Andy Levy <andy.levy@gmail.com>:
> > Subversion is capable of diffing binary files somewhat efficiently,
> > but if there are very large differences between each
> revision, it will
> > increase the size or your repository pretty quickly. Again, ask
> > yourself: do I *need* these files versioned?
> No I don't really need them versioned. But I do need them distributed
> and that can take more than an hour. My thought was to let everyone
> get just the differences (there are several thousand other files as
> well), and since Subversion is said to handle binary files
> efficiently, I was thinking if giving this a try.
> Building from source takes longer time, and this will be done by
> several persons every day.

If you don't need them versioned, but need to redistribute them why not
place them on a standard network share and use a program like rsync
(Primarily Unix, but available on windows) which only transmits files
that have changed and is also good ad only transfering the parts of the
files that have changed.

An alternatives for Windows, if you like a nice GUI, is Syncback which
is very configrable and also provides optimisations to reduce the amount
of data transferred.

An alternative approach not using SVN, but it may suit this use case


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