[cvsnt] cvsnt for word doc version control

Tim Chippington Derrick tim at chippingtonderrick.co.uk
Thu Feb 8 18:22:09 GMT 2007

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Yes CVSNT has great functionality for many version control and 
management activities. It just works, day after day, for many 
thousands (millions?) of people worldwide, so it is about as reliable 
as you can get anywhere. It's the backbone of most open-source 
projects, some of which are huge and have many varied developers 
distributed worldwide making edits independently and merging their 
changes. Read about the functionality in the various books and 
manuals for the details.

As for MS Word doc and other MS office formats - they are often 
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 
file formats that effectively cripple virtually any serious attempt 
to do proper version management.

Just my 0.02 euros, having been battling with half-baked manual 
version control of MS word docs for the last N weeks...


At 17:43 08/02/2007, Noah wrote:
>Hi there,
>is cvsnt great for word doc version control?  Are the cvsnt features for
>version control documented anywhere?  I'd like to know the cvsnt
>functionality please.
>Thanks in advance.
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