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Subject: Re: [office-comment] Request: Work better with Source Code ManagementSystem


It might be possible to explore improvement in ODF markup that 
facilitate versioning but document versioning is far more complex than 
source code versioning would imply.

The Balisage conference had an XML and versioning symposium last year, 
see: http://www.balisage.net/Proceedings/index.html for all the 
proceedings, including the versioning symposium.

2009 Meeting news: http://www.balisage.net (Markup, Montreal, August, 
need I say more?).


Hope you are having a great day!


Cinly Ooi wrote:
> Cinly OOI
> cinly.ooi_AT_gmail.com <http://cinly.ooi_AT_gmail.com>
> +CATEGORY (select one or more from below)
> other
> +SCOPE (select one or more from below)
> general
> (1)Created a ODF document. Edited it 25 times. 
> Wants to see the version 5 edits before. 
> The only way I know how to do this is to 
> make sure I saved in different names for all 25 edits. 
> Then I have to find the version 5 edits before and
> use "Compare the document" feature to see the difference
> (2)Created a document. Need to be reviewed by two or more people.
> They all submit corrections. Difficult to try to merge all corrections.
> Won't it be nice if I can use a source code management system, e.g. CVS or SVN,
> to version-control my document?
> I can do it at present, but what I am saving is binary blob that the SCM does
> not understand. It will be nice if I can do standard operations that SCM do,
> e.g. look at the difference between two versions.
> I understands that we are looking at collaboration between ODF and
> source code management systems and what I request for is probably
> purely the job for source code management. However, I think if ODF's XML
> syntax can/need be modify to accommodate this, I think ODF should.
> Best Regards,
> Cinly

Patrick Durusau
Chair, V1 - US TAG to JTC 1/SC 34
Convener, JTC 1/SC 34/WG 3 (Topic Maps)
Editor, OpenDocument Format TC (OASIS), Project Editor ISO/IEC 26300
Co-Editor, ISO/IEC 13250-1, 13250-5 (Topic Maps)

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