[cvsnt] cvsnt for word doc version control

Luigi D. Sandon mailbox at sandon.it
Fri Feb 9 10:38:04 GMT 2007

> wholly or partly binary, and CVSNT doesn't do version control on these 
> sorts of files very well - it just keeps a fresh copy for each new 
> version. It's not really CVSNT's problem - its the brain-dead MS

That's no longer true. CVSNT can store diffs of binary files too... -kB.

> file formats that effectively cripple virtually any serious attempt to do 
> proper version management.

Again, not true. It's a proprietary format, that's true, and complex enough 
to allow for merging without its own editor. You would not be able to merge 
a complex document even if it was in a open XML standard, without something 
that can understand the format. Source code is far easier to manage.


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