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Re: MS Office work flow.

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2008c_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 20:03:40 -0500

On Jul 23, 2008, at 19:33, Steve Constable wrote:

> I know SVN handles binary files just fine. My question is more
> about revision numbers.
> I'm trying to put together a package of software for an office
> environment.
> They will routinely change MS Word files and then send those files
> to clients and use them internally.
> Since those files are typically single files (IE not compilation of
> several files) it just doesn't make sense to me that the whole
> folder that the file is in undergoes a version change.
> So my question really is: do I understand the way SVN versions
> files/folders-and if so maybe my approach is wrong?

The folder does not undergo a revision change. Rather, the revision
number of the repository as a whole is incremented.

So when you think about a revision number, don't think "revision 123
of foo.doc"; instead, think "foo.doc as it existed in revision 123 of
the repository".

> What I'd like is that each time an Office (or some other binary
> file for that matter) is changed, only THAT files version gets
> incremented. Is there a way to do this with SVN?

No there is not.

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