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Re: Power Builder source in CVS ?

From: Lan Barnes
Subject: Re: Power Builder source in CVS ?
Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 14:45:33 -0700

address@hidden wrote:
> Hi all,
>    I like some feedback on whether anyone has done
> source control for Power Builder (Win 32) in CVS, as I am
> considering starting a project in CVS.
>    The problem here is the source for Power Builder
> is in pbl format which is kind of quasi-binary, quasi-text.
> If this is imported as binary, then much of the
> features in CVS would be lost. On the other hand, while
> it is possible to view ".pbl" files in a text editor,
>  a diff of two versions would produce garbage...

Based on previous experience putting PowerBuilder projects into Merant's
PVCS, I might say that the "problems" (more "realities" to me) of archiving
binary files in an SCM system are more a function of coding systems that
store in binary formats than of any particular SCM tool. 

>    Does anyone have advice how this can be done ?
> preferably without using "add -kb file.pbl" or must the
> scripts be exported as text file one by one, which will
> be kind of tedious..

Read Cederqvist section C2 on cvswrappers.

>    Any comments, pointers, appreciated.
> re,
> lasm
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