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Brian, All versions of Oracle Developer can import/export in text format, I think it's in an administrative menu someplace, convert to ASCII.... I also recall seeing some mention of being able to do do the binary->ascii conversion from the command line to automate the process. The cvswrappers file is also "supposed" to support 2 additional options -t/-f used to transform a file on its way into and out of CVS. A perfect use of this would be to transform your Oracle Developer binary files to ascii files and vice versa. The bad news is that -t/-f does not work on CVS for Windows, and may not work on Unix anymore either.... The reasons for this seem lost in time, but one of the reasons I was told was that "there was something wrong in the implementation". If you are Oracle Developer based though, I think that Tony is right in saying that binary source code and CVS are not going to be happy companions, so at least investigating the Unix CVS for this option would be worthwhile. There was some talk about implementing the cvswrapers -t/-f switches again in CVSNT, I'll post a new message to the group under a different subject and see if we can spark a little more conversation. Regards, Arthur Barrett > -----Original Message----- > From: Brian Smith [SMTP:brian-l-smith at uiowa.edu] > Sent: Monday, January 14, 2002 8:55 AM > To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook > Subject: Re: [Cvsnt] cvswrappers *.* -k 'b' > > Oracle Developer (Oracle Forms and Reports) stores all of the > information in a binary file format. In the newest version they will > have a new xml-based file format that might be usable but I don't know > how long it will take for that feature to become stable. > > Thanks for all the information. > > - Brian > > Arthur Barrett wrote: > > Brian, > > > > What tool are you using which stores its __sourcecode__ in a proprietary > > binary format? > > > > Most tools have some method for storing source code in text. > > > > The company I work for had to create a special driver for an obscure > > development system called "Uniface" to get around this very problem. > > Perhaps you could develop something similar for your environment ? > > > > Regards, > > > > > > > > Arthur Barrett > > > > > >>-----Original Message----- > >>From: Brian Smith [SMTP:brian-l-smith at uiowa.edu] > >>Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2002 9:17 AM > >>To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook > >>Subject: [Cvsnt] cvswrappers *.* -k 'b' > >> > >>I don't like keyword expansion and I never use it. In addition, my users > >>are likely to check in a bunch of binary files (because our __source > >>code__ is stored in proprietary binary file formats). So, I would like > >>to have CVS treat all files as binary for keyword expansion unless > >>otherwise told so. > >> > >>Also, does CVSNT still do newline conversions? Is there a way to turn > >>the newline conversion off? > >> > >>Thanks, > >>Brian > >> > >>_______________________________________________ > >>Cvsnt mailing list > >>Cvsnt at cvsnt.org > >>http://www.cvsnt.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/cvsnt https://www.march-hare.com/cvspro/en.asp#downcvs > >> > > _______________________________________________ > > Cvsnt mailing list > > Cvsnt at cvsnt.org > > http://www.cvsnt.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/cvsnt https://www.march-hare.com/cvspro/en.asp#downcvs > > > > _______________________________________________ > Cvsnt mailing list > Cvsnt at cvsnt.org > http://www.cvsnt.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/cvsnt https://www.march-hare.com/cvspro/en.asp#downcvs _______________________________________________ Cvsnt mailing list Cvsnt at cvsnt.org http://www.cvsnt.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/cvsnt https://www.march-hare.com/cvspro/en.asp#downcvs