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Subject: Re: [virtio] Third try (!?) Starter Document for Virtual I/O Device (VIRTIO) Version 1.0

"Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@redhat.com> writes:
> OK, I started looking at how we'll maintain this in SVN.
> .ODT files are zipped archives of XML files so
> SVN does not handle them as well as text files.
> So one option is to have a makefile to
> unpack and re-pack this. I attach a version that
> works for me, if we decide to go for it.
> Another option is to switch to "flat XML" format which
> puts all information in a single file but
> unzipped:
> https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/download/file.php?id=12494&sid=6904fd78ca8409766d28ac1f5c908e64
> One downside is things like styles can easily change
> uninitentionally, so we'll likely have trouble merging.
> First option seems to better separate content from formatting,
> and results in smaller file downloads for users,
> but the second one is slightly easier to use.

We could, alternatively, use XML as the basis, but it seems a bit like
overkill to me.  From now on, we can just use OO's internal change
tracking and merging mechanisms.

Yes, it's a pain for pushing patches around on the mailing list, but
it's easier for end users IMHO.


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