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Re: CVS and Jar files: Should you import Jar into the Repository? Why or

From: Richard Caley
Subject: Re: CVS and Jar files: Should you import Jar into the Repository? Why or why not
Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2002 20:32:01 GMT
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In article <address@hidden>, Greg A Woods (gaw) writes:

gaw> With CVS and non-diff-able, non-patch-able files we're talking about
gaw> using a tool that's not even remotely suitable for the job at
gaw> hand.

Lets be concrete.

Say I have a software project consisteing of some number of
directories with text files in it. I keep this in CVS because I want
version tracking.

Now, someone comes along and tells me every software project needs an
icon, so this here GIF has to be part of the build. Obviously I need
to version control it in sync with the source to be able to build old

Solution 1 is to set up some other versioning system (software or
ad-hoc) to version control the image file. This gains me nothing and
costs me support overhead and possible errors compared to solution 2.

Solution 2 is to check the GIF file into CVS. This gains me simplicity
and reliability and loses me nothing compared to solution 1. I can't
diff the versions of the GIF anyway, so the fact that CVS won't add
this ability is not an issue.

QED so far as I am concerned.

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