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

From: Henrik Sundberg <storangen_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 22:01:14 +0200

On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 9:27 PM, <kmradke_at_rockwellcollins.com> wrote:
> "Henrik Sundberg" <storangen_at_gmail.com> wrote on 10/24/2008 01:44:03 PM:
>> On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 8:35 PM, Benjamin Smith-Mannschott
>> <bsmith.occs_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> Just one question about merging with ODT-like documents: not being able
>> >> to merge would leave things no worse than binary docs, right? By this
>> >> I
>> >> mean that SVN does not try to merge changes in binaries currently.
>> >
>> > ODT-like documents are binary documents. Period.
>> I disagree. Svn handles diffs in binary files. Compressed binaries are
>> different.
> Some interesting previous discussion on this topic:
> http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2006-02/0180.shtml

Yes. I suppose that counts for archives with very many files (using
per file compression) and just a few of them changes.
Is that really the case for odf files? Isn't it just a few files? Is
just the "text"-part changed for small changes?


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