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Rational Team Concert source control and Binary files.

K K (2067) | asked May 05 '14, 2:59 p.m.

Is there a  recommended approach for RTC source control  for binary files?. for example  binary files could include Crystal report templates, some report templates, and other corrspondence templates like Adobe Forms  templates.

RTC does not know how to merge the  templates when dealing  with Multiple releases.

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Donald Nong (14.4k314) | answered May 06 '14, 1:29 a.m.
RTC or not, do you know any source control system can merge binary files? I am quite curious about it.

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Piotr Aniola (3.7k1635) | answered May 09 '14, 4:51 a.m.
In general, version control systems are content-agnostic (with an exception of text files, such as source code). Merging of arbitrary binary files in not possible without the knowledge of the internals of the particular file format.

I am not entirely sure what you mean by recommended approach. Things are very simple - you can keep these files in source control, bearing in mind that incremental versioning is not supported/possible.

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