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Re: SVN w/ .NET Assemblies & Crystal Reports (OT maybe)

From: Brad Rhoads <bdrhoa_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2008 20:23:35 -0500

For Crystal Reports, I've used Crystal Clear. It's creates an XML
representation of the .rpt. Then you just make sure you keep the .xml in
sync and ideally force .xml with a .rpt in any commit. I think you can get
the designer or one of their tools for free. But it's been a few years since
I've used it.



On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 6:07 PM, Daniel Becroft <
Daniel.Becroft_at_supercorp.com.au> wrote:

> Hi all,
> We are currently using SVN for our product which includes .NET and Crystal
> components.
> Due to our usage requirements, we are required to store .NET assemblies on
> the equivalent of trunk. Our server-side developers generate the .NET
> proxies and commit, the .NET developers then get the latest version when
> required. We also use Crystal Reports to create our reporting templates.
> THe problem arises when, since the .NET and crystal files are binary, diffs
> on these files are (virtually) impossible.
> My question is: do any other developers using SVN have this problem and if
> so, how do you determine differences between these types of files? Have you
> found any third-party tools, or custom scripts, to compare .NET assemblies
> or crystal files?
> Apologies if this is off-topic for the group.
> Cheers,
> Daniel B.

Received on 2008-07-10 03:24:15 CEST

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