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RE: reserved checkout

From: EXT-Corcoran, David
Subject: RE: reserved checkout
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 11:10:30 -0800

pardon my abject ignorance on all of this...

But could you use uuencode and uudecode? The deltas may be *HUGE* but it
might be worth a lookit.


"The real truth of the matter is, and you and I know, that a financial
element in the large centers has owned the government of the U.S. since the
days of Andrew Jackson. History depicts Andrew Jackson as the last truly
honorable and incorruptible American president." 
~ President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, November 23, 1933 in a letter to
Colonel Edward Mandell House

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matthias Kienle [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Friday, February 01, 2002 12:04 AM
> To: Greg A. Woods
> Cc: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: reserved checkout
> > [ On Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 10:34:52 (+0100), Matthias Kienle
> > wrote: ]
> > > Subject: reserved checkout
> > >
> > > What do I wrong?
> > 
> > Don't use reserved checkouts with CVS -- CVS is the 
> "Concurrent Versions
> > System"!
> > 
> I know cvs is a concurrent version system, but a new 
> requirement comes up in 
> our department to use in future only one version system. The 
> other version 
> system administrated binary files like word, excel and 
> powerpoint. CVS (and 
> other version systems too) can not merge binary files after 
> more than one edit 
> from several editors of the same version. The other version 
> system can do 
> reserved checkouts but it runs on a windows server and has no 
> command line.
> In a first test we used the editors and watcher function of 
> cvs, but the test 
> shows us it is not enough. I must often merge by hand two 
> versions and I can 
> say I hate it.
> I am a linuxer and I would hate it to explain my manager that 
> cvs does not 
> support reserved checkouts for binary files. I control all 
> web pages, server 
> configuartions and the total source code in a cvs repository. 
> I love my command 
> line for cvs and I love my CVS.
> I know I am sitting between two chairs.
> Matthias


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