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RE: large binary file support in CVS

From: Arthur Barrett
Subject: RE: large binary file support in CVS
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 06:07:12 +1100


> Basically, we have a need to store, version, and create tags of Video
> Clips.  These are not build artifacts per se, so it is not possible to
> simply create tags of the source and build scripts to regenerate the
> files.  Also, we do need to version these clips, so it is not a simple
> binary storage solution either.

You may want to compare the efficiency of storing these in CVS versus
CVSNT (free/GPL runs on unix just like CVS).  CVSNT has two binary
storage techniques -kb (the same as CVS) and -kB which uses binary
deltas that are often more efficient that -kb for binary files.

Due to a bug in the MS C runtime library you wont be able to store
gigabyte files in windows - but linux/unix are fine (I tested it just a
few months back for a customer).



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