Re: Minimizing Mathematica file size for source code control?
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- Subject: [mg83336] Re: Minimizing Mathematica file size for source code control?
- From: "Eckhard Hennig" <aidev at n-o-s-p-a-m.kaninkolo.de>
- Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2007 05:36:05 -0500 (EST)
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"Albert" <awnl at arcor.net> schrieb im Newsbeitrag news:fhjtfu$5oh$1 at smc.vnet.net... [...] > There is also a perl > script that was originally written for an older mathematica version and > rcs/cvs which does clean up image-caches and other things and can be run > on the server side. > > It would need some understanding of how to install > checkin-scripts on svn to get it run with svn but should not be terrible > complicated. I don't know if that script is still maintained and whether > there are problems with v6 and have no experience on how reliable this > works. Hi Albert, Tim Wichmanns nbcache utilities consist of two Perl scripts. The first one, rmnbcache, is a command-line utility supposed to be called by the notebook author on his notebook files before checking them in. rmnbcache strips all image and cell cache data from a notebook, thereby greatly reducing file size. The script is independent of the source-code control system used; it can be used with RCS, CVS, SVN, ClearCase, ... Of course, you *could* call rmnbcache automatically in a CVS or SVN pre-commit check script, but "server side" is not a requirement and was not the original design intention. On the other hand, the second Perl program, testnbcache, is meant to be used as a server-side pre-commit check script and was designed for use with CVS. testnbcache checks if a notebook being checked in still has cache data and rejects a commit if this is the case. If you want to use it with SVN, then you would have to write a SVN pre-commit hook script that calls testnbcache as a subprogram. I am using the nbcache utilities for Mathematica up to v5.2 in both CVS and SVN environments. I have no experience with v6 either, but since the tools are still being used by my former colleagues for Mathematica application development (www.analog-insydes.de) up to v6, I suppose that they still work the way they did for previous Mathematica versions. Best regards, Eckhard -- Dr.-Ing. Eckhard Hennig www.kaninkolo.de/ai aidev \at kaninkolo \dot de