[Linux-aus] Media Officer Now

Andrew Cowie andrew at operationaldynamics.com
Fri Feb 6 16:16:02 UTC 2004

On Fri, 2004-02-06 at 02:07, Paul Shirren wrote:
> DSL tells me merging OOo revisions 
> suck

I don't know that I'd characterize it as "sucks", but it is finicky, and
it is pretty easy to screw up till you get the hang of it.

Kinda like CVS branch merging is easy to screw up, come to think of it.

Ok, so I guess OOo version multi-user editing "sucks" ...

... but it does work.

Just wanted to say that. :)

More importantly, it also implies that the latest version of a document
is passed around on an exclusive lock basis. That can be an
organizational pain, to say the least. 

But for distributed collaboration, yeah, you're better off with an RCS
(assuming everyone on your team has access to such tools) or a web based
tool. I hate to say it, but go patch! (as implemented in cvs / svn / tla


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