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RE: giving up CVS

From: Helliwell, Matthew
Subject: RE: giving up CVS
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 11:50:34 +0100

Presumably you've read section nine of

Yes CVS has its problems with binary files (search through the archives for
plenty of discussion of them). However if your problem is just adding them
as the right type, what's wrong with just using the file suffix to determine
the type as described in the manual?

Are you also having some other sort of problem due to the size of the
directory tree? If so what?

Matt (using CVS for rather more than 1 file!)

-----Original Message-----
From: Marko Faldix [mailto:address@hidden
Sent: 14 September 2001 10:23
To: address@hidden
Subject: giving up CVS


we tried to use jCVS for  * LARGE *  directory trees consisting of html
files and binary files like .gif, .jpg and so on.

We consider giving up cvs for our web projects because of the number of
problems with large directory trees with mixed files (binary and text).

We had binaries which occured as text and so they couldn't be repaired
anymore. I studied several days cvs and found out, that binaries can only
while importing handled as binary. If forgotten to type in all binary types
during import you've lost.

Adding a file is a problem for us. If one of us works a day, he will have to
add whole parts of new directory trees or many new files - binary and text -
in different subdirs. Adding as binary and adding as text is for our purpose
very uncomfortable and here is again loss of data in cvs possible because
you have to handle cvs which so much care.

It was recommended to us to use cvs, but I think by an old unix C programmer
who only has to deal with one single text file.

What we are looking for is something like CVS but combined with saving data.

Using cvs became a safety problem to us. Everything that is stored in cvs
has to be saved on third media before.

What do you think about that? Are there any web programmers here using cvs
with success and how to you save data?

Marko Faldix
M+R Infosysteme
Hubert-Wienen-Str. 24     52070 Aachen
Tel.: 0241-93878-16     Fax.:0241-875095
E-Mail: address@hidden

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