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Re: MS Office work flow.

From: George Reeke <reeke_at_mail.rockefeller.edu>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 10:13:05 -0400

On Wed, 2008-07-23 at 20:03 -0500, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> 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.

Wellll, you could make a separate repository for each file...
George Reeke

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