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RE: handling of MsWord-Documents in CVS ?

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: RE: handling of MsWord-Documents in CVS ?
Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 12:26:53 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Friday, May 18, 2001 at 08:44:08 (-0400), Echlin, Michael wrote: ]
> Subject: RE: handling of MsWord-Documents in CVS ?
> My preferred way is the "archive by reference" as done by MKSSI and then
> using m$word to diff the files.

I really like that phrase "archive by reference".  That is in fact
almost exactly what I've been suggesting when I say to just keep the
original binary files in some place outside of CVS with their version
number or release identifier as part of their pathname (eg. their parent
directory, or even their basename).

It is positively absolutely trivial to integrate such a scheme with a
"build script" that's part of your CVS module.  The script, makefile,
whatever, is simply configured to pull the matching binary file(s) into
the build.  The configuration, but not the binary, is then always
tracked by CVS, and obviously that's all you need.

                                                        Greg A. Woods

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