> Mystery meat is mystery meat no matter where it's stored. When you give
> someone commit rights it becomes an honor system no matter what software
> you're using.
When you check _code_, a skilled coder can look at your change and figure out what it is doing. When you check in a _binary_, there is no obvious way to figure out how it differs from the binary that was previously there. Sure you could disassemble it and run a detailed anaylsis, but realistically, that's not going to happen. Hence, it's "mystery meat."
> I notice you guys are ignoring my main points about audio and
> video files
No, I totally agree with your points regarding audio and video. I hope that git will be extended to support working with these large files more effectively.
> Executables are WAY more backward compatible than object files. If
> you can ensure that everyone is running the exact same minor version
> of gcc and libraries, ccache would probably work. In most dev shops,
> where there's a crazy mix of personal favorite Linux distros is plus
> a bunch of custom-compiled shared libs, I'm pretty sure trying to
> keep everyone on ccache will cost you a lot more time than it saves.
> (spoken from my bitter experience of trying to do this in 2006).
You are doing it wrong. Set up a chroot environment with the proper libraries and compiler. Look up "cross compiling with gcc."