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

On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 02:01:04PM +1030, Rusty Russell wrote:
> "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.

So what's the plan? Send openoffice documents as attachments?
This means indexing by e.g. gmane becomes useless :(

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

End users should just get a PDF, no?


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