[svlug] Need advice/help managing documents - Subversion? GIT?
bill at wards.net
Mon Oct 20 13:45:41 PDT 2008
On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 12:32 PM, Paul Cubbage <oldestgeek at gmail.com> wrote:
> If you want to go simple (and limited) you can use some online services.
> IF (big if) you want to coordinate m$ files, then you can use google
> docs IF (bigger if) you use them in a simple manner (NO VB or special
> features). That solves one particular problem domain. I use it and
> it does pretty well. I also use google calendar.
I use Google Docs for some things, and it's quite good, but when you need a
high degree of control over the way things look it doesn't work quite as
well. For those things I use OpenOffice.org (OOo) and need to store them in
some kind of VCS. I've been using CVS for many such docs and that is fine,
but since it can't do a true diff, I don't check changes in very often.
I don't know what other files you need to coordinate.
Most of the other files are plain text of various kinds. For example I have
CAD versions of some of my LEGO creations, which are stored in simple text
files for use by the LDraw programs (see LDraw.org). Those files basically
are just lists of LEGO parts, with their location and orientation
> Wikis have a kind of version control. Probably only works for text
> files and you'd need to cut and paste. I like PBWiki because they
> keep improving it.
PBwiki is good.. David Weekly, the creator of PBwiki, is a good guy.
However that's only suitable for certain specific things.
> Of course you would miss out on the adventure of learning some
> exciting new way to do the same old thing. LOL
I don't have much time to learn too many new things. I am going to try SVN
since I can leverage my existing CVS experience.
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