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Re: CVS corrupts binary files ...

From: Adrian Constantin
Subject: Re: CVS corrupts binary files ...
Date: Sat, 5 Jun 2004 18:52:05 -0700 (PDT)

> Doug Lee <address@hidden> writes:
> > Is it a proven thing that CVS can corrupt a binary
> file if
> > no merges are tried and no CR/LF boundary rules
> are
> > broken?
> No.
  I got it.
  It will corrupt my files in the default 
  configuration after instalation, until I tell it
  that .gif files are not text
> svn, monotone, gnu arch and others have all arisen
> more recently than cvs and try in various ways to
> address the legacy problems that cvs continues to
> have.
> >   I think there are some binary diff algorithms...
> Indeed. Consider svn which uses xdelta internally.
> To be fair, CvsNt also has ways of dealing better
> with binary formats than the cvshome version.
> There is a hope that we can move toward merging
> the feature sets between those two major varitions
> of cvs over time, but it will likely take a bit of
> time as no one is being funded full time to work
> on just cvs development.

  So I see there are many alternatives available, but
  cvs has not changed. Looks like developers want to
  offer their new products and not to support the
  original cvs :(   Very sad to find out about this
  This is so strange and such a bad thing ...

> > > 
> >    The design itself does not needs litte
> >    changes. cvs
> > 
> >    design can perfectly acomodate binary
> >    sources. It just has to be done (or
> >    implemented).
> Should I look forward to seeing your patches to
> help out on the project? They would be looked at
> with favor by all of your fellow cvs users.

  Well I write PHP now. I think there's a long way 
  from web pages to a serious public application

  I hope I'll study xdelta in the near future

  Adrian Constantin
  And I don't wanna miss a thing

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