[Bf-committers] Version Control Interface for Blender

Stephen Swaney sswaney at centurytel.net
Sat Jan 7 19:32:09 CET 2006

On Sat, Jan 07, 2006 at 05:51:38PM +0100, Erik Unger wrote:

> Are there any plans to integrate a version control
> interface into blender?
> I mean an interface that allows one to open and save
> .blend files and textures directly from a source-control
> server like subversion.
> Offcourse it should be a generic interface so that
> we can develop plugins for different version control systems.

Blender currently has a primitive version control system.
It is based on the file system and and appending a number
to the filename.  Older version numbers are incremented.
Did I mention primitive?

The problem with a generic interface to version control systems
is that blender data is binary data.  Most version control 
systems are text based.  Certainly there are exceptions that
handle binary data.  ClearCase, for example, has the ability
to do diffs on certain types of binary data.

A diff utility for .blend files would be quite useful.

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Stephen Swaney			
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