Daniel Dura

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File Versioning

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Ok, so today I was cleaning up my desktop (not like I don’t have better things to do, but sometimes it literally is COVERED with files), when I started wondering once again, there must be a better way to organize my files. SWF, EPS, AI, FLA, PNG, JPG, AS, and on and on. Some binary, some ASCII. I have used a combination of CVS, WinCVS, and TortoiseCVS in the past, but that just doesnt work as well as I would like it to sometimes with binary files.

So I was aimlessly googling different queries. I quickly typed in ‘image file versioning,’ and the first site returned was for Macromedia Sitespring. I kind of chuckled, because this query obviously never heard the announcement from Macromedia about this now undeveloped platform. Now, I know that Sitespring was never intended to be a versioning system, but I just thought this was interesting. I also wondered if Macromedia should be integrating there products with some type of currently available versioning system, or maybe even create one themselves?

But until then, I pose the question to the masses: How do you manage the endless amount of files that you create when working on projects?

Written by Daniel Dura

January 31st, 2003 at 1:49 pm

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  1. Hi Daniel,
    There’s an interesting discussion on that subject at Mike Williams blog: http://www.markme.com/mwilliams/

    I haven’t used CVS systems this far, but some projects really call for that! It’s really hard to keep track when projects grow and stretch over time…

    J:-)

    Jensa

    2 Feb 03 at 4:53 am

  2. Take a look at:

    http://subversion.tigris.org/

    and the corresponding:

    http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/

    Subversion is basically CVS without the problems (i.e. it handles binary files just fine, as well as file and directory renames).

    Daniel

    20 May 03 at 9:41 pm

  3. I have actually taken a look at that once or twice. Do you know how stable it is? And how widespread is its use?

    Daniel Dura

    20 May 03 at 9:45 pm

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