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RE: Future CVS Development

From: Kostur, Andre
Subject: RE: Future CVS Development
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 09:56:47 -0700

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Noel L Yap [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2001 8:49 AM
> To: address@hidden
> Cc: address@hidden
> Subject: RE: Future CVS Development
> CVS only requires files to be mergable.  This has a different 
> meaning from
> requiring files to be non-binary.
> One thing that may be done is to add a hook for pluggable 
> diffing/merging
> engines.

Now, pluggable engines would be truly cool!  I know that one large argument
against CVS here (my office) was that it doesn't do "intelligent" things
with proprietary format non-mergable files (like MSWord documents), where
other source control systems can do (the counterexample was always
Clearcase).  But if you could plug in a diff/patch tool for *.doc files,
(and perhaps a different diff/patch tool for *.ppt, another for *.xls) that
would make these files mergable, and thus behave sensibly in CVS! :)

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