Our repository currently contains some files that
are in a binary format, tagged with the "-kb" option. We now have the
ability (and desire) to convert them to a text format so we can get the
most out of CVS.
So the question I have is, how do I convert the
files to text and remove the "-kb" option, while minimizing the impact on
developers that already have those files checked out? Will CVS handle this
automatically -- effectively removing the binary files and replacing them
with text files during a normal "cvs update"? Or will I have to tell
the developers to first delete the files and THEN do an update? If the
latter will be required, can I prevent developers from doing updates
while the conversion takes place?