> When you store binary files (like FM files), most source control systems
> can't compare/diff those, so they have to store a complete new copy of
> the file each time it changes. That's why a lot of source control system
> admins don't want you checking in your docs -- you eat up massive
> amounts of disk space, compared to the programmers' source code (text)
> files. 

Visual SourceSafe and Subversion both store use binary deltas.  Subversion 
binary diffing for all files, both program text and binary files, such as 
graphics, etc.

So repeatedly saving versions does not cause the size of the repository to 

Actually, Subversion would we worth looking at as an FM version control 

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