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Subject: Shall we convert the material to ODF now?
Originally we had planned to use the Wiki to create our document, and then convert it late into OpenDocument. However, after fiddling with the Wiki that OASIS makes available to us, I'm thinking that it might be better to convert to ODF _now_, not later. We can still use the Wiki for very early thoughts/work, and then convert THOSE pieces to ODF. But the Wiki that OASIS makes available to us is less than ideal for us. It doesn't record who made the changes, it doesn't support math formulas (a real problem when writing a formula spec!), and it doesn't have run-time templates (making later conversion to ODF painful). I've done some fiddling and found that it'll take time to convert existing available material to yet another Wiki format... which will have to be converted AGAIN on movement to ODF. Ugh. Since the final needs to be ODF, let's just do it. ODF is a very nice format, which obviously supports formulas and much else. This affects Eike and Rob Weir most directly, but it indirectly affects all, so before going this way, I'd like to hear if anyone has problems with this. The Wiki is not _disappearing_, so if a particular section is easier to edit on the Wiki first, and then transfer over, that'd be a fine way to work. Please post if you think this shouldn't be done (and why!). --- David A. Wheeler