Changes between Version 2 and Version 3 of OurSubversionGuidance


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09/03/06 14:34:45 (14 years ago)
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lawrence
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    1717 1.  MS Word docs and  images (.gif .jpeg etc) will be saved as binary files. They therefore need to have a mime-type property set to ‘application/octet-stream’ to be correctly interpreted by Subversion. SVN Clients may set this correctly when a new such document undergoes ‘svn add’, but they may not. You must check the mime-type property in your client before committing.   The command line check is : '' svn proplist -v yourworddoc.doc''.  To set the property: ''svn propset svn:mime-type "application/octet-stream" yourworddoc.doc'' 
    1818 1. Note that binary documents cannot be ‘line compared’ and therefore merged. The effect of this is that care should be taken when two people may be changing the same binary document. For us this is most likely to affect word documents. See the [http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.1/ch07s02.html#svn-ch-7-sect-2.3.2 svn book] for more details. 
    19  1. Filenames with mixed dots & slashes can cause problems. We found that some files in nappy were named ‘/ndgsvn/nappy/trunk/test/..\testfiles\1001.na’. These caused problems when checking out with a windows client (linux command line seemed OK). Do not use such filenames and remember windows/linux differences. e.g. don’t have MyFile.txt and myfile.txt in the same linux directory and don’t have spaces in windows filenames. 
     19 1. Filenames with mixed dots & slashes can cause problems. We found that some files in nappy were named ‘/ndgsvn/nappy/trunk/test/..\testfiles\1001.na’. These caused problems when checking out with a windows client (linux command line seemed OK). Do not use such filenames and remember windows/linux differences. e.g. don’t have !MyFile.txt and myfile.txt in the same linux directory and don’t have spaces in windows filenames. 
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     21See also SubversionCheatsheat