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Re: improving subversion treatment of compressed XML/text file formats

From: Henrik Sundberg <storangen_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 21:25:21 +0200

On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 5:03 PM, David Kaplan <David.Kaplan_at_ird.fr> wrote:
> Hi,
> I use subversion as my personal backup system. Though I do my share of
> coding, a lot of what I put in my subversion database are compressed XML
> files (for example, openoffice documents). Currently, svn treats these
> as binary files, leading to a ballooning svn database as there is no
> differencing on these files (correct me if I am wrong about this). For
> a while I have been thinking that svn could do a lot better than that
> since these are trivially compressed files.

I do agree with you. There is a tool http://odfsvn.sourceforge.net/
that handles this for odf files (I think).


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