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Re: Third-party binary files, keyword expansion probs.

From: Jack Baty
Subject: Re: Third-party binary files, keyword expansion probs.
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2002 16:02:53 -0500
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Greg A. Woods wrote:
> You really really really really really really should never use CVS for
> binary files, especially not when you're using the vendor branch feature
> (i.e. "cvs import", esp. more than once).

That's a lot of "really"s. So I thought I'd ask...

Other than the vendor branch issues, are there gotchas of which I should be
aware when managing binaries within CVS?

I have a dozen or two complete web sites under CVS control, including all of
the .gif and .jpgs. These are imported as binaries (-kb) and so far I've not
had any problems at all with this. In fact, using cvsweb, designers are
actually enjoying being able to easily view multiple previous versions of
these files right in their browsers. Sort of a "visual diff".

I'd hate to discover later that I should've left the images alone.

Jack Baty
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