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Subject: Re: How do we collaborate on our documents?
Tony Graham wrote: > > At 8 Aug 2000 10:10 -0700, Eduardo Gutentag wrote: > > "G. Ken Holman" wrote: > > > At 00/08/07 15:14 -0400, David_Marston@lotus.com wrote: > ... > > > >Unless I > > > >hear of a specific protocol, I'll just send my draft documents to the > > > >mailing list. > > > > > > I look forward to specific suggestions of what we can use. I'm sure other > > > OASIS committees would be very interested to see how we solve this issue. > > > > I'm not sure how to write this without sounding like a party-pooper, but I > > believe that no solution would be acceptable that is not usable on a variety > > of platforms, such as Windows/NT, MacOS and Linux/Unix. Is there such a > > beast? I honestly don't know. But the alternative would be to engage in > > what in a social context would be lableled "discriminatory practices", which, > > by the very nature of the OASIS process and membership, we cannot. My impression was that David did not have CVS in mind. Yes, CVS could be a possibility (although one problem with it may be corporate firewalls - does anybody have enough experience with it working through firewalls?) Eduardo > > Many open source projects make use of CVS (Concurrent Version System, > or similar), which is a revision control system that allows concurrent > updates to a source code file (unlike, say, RCS or SCCS that lock all > other users from modifying a file while one user is modifying it). > > A CVS server runs on a Unix box (and, I believe, a server running on > Windows NT is being developed). Users can access the repository over > the network, and many CVS servers are set up so you can browse the > repository using a web browser. > > CVS clients are available for Unix, Windows, and MacOS, plus there is > a Java-based CVS client. > > In projects such as FOP and, I expect, the other Apache efforts, > anyone can browse the code or download it onto their machine, but only > certain people have the access rights to "commit" changes to the > repository. Anyone else who wants to make a change has to send their > patch to the appropriate mailing list or to an authorised committer. > > Since source code is just text files and our work product is going to > be mostly text files, using CVS could work for us. > > I don't know whether OASIS has considered running a CVS server, but if > they did it for committees like ours, they could also make it > available to those XML-Devers who think think that the XML-Dev mailing > list should also be the umbrella organisation for open-source > projects. > > Regards, > > Tony Graham > ====================================================================== > Tony Graham mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org > Mulberry Technologies, Inc. http://www.mulberrytech.com > 17 West Jefferson Street Direct Phone: 301/315-9632 > Suite 207 Phone: 301/315-9631 > Rockville, MD 20850 Fax: 301/315-8285 > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > Mulberry Technologies: A Consultancy Specializing in SGML and XML > ====================================================================== -- Eduardo Gutentag | e-mail: eduardo@eng.Sun.COM XML Technology Center | Phone: (650) 786-5498 Sun Microsystems Inc. | fax: (650) 786-5727
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