[Linux-aus] Media Officer Now
shirro at shirro.com
Sun Feb 8 09:02:02 UTC 2004
Yes, sorry. "Sucks" was not right. Apologies to DSL for misquoting him
The document revision features are pretty good and on par with what you
would expect from a great office suite.
Having said that, my preference is to thrash out ideas using plain text
before committing them to either an office suite or markup. And I have
no idea why I bothered sharing that thought since I am sure most people
on the list worked that out way before I did.
Andrew Cowie wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-02-06 at 02:07, Paul Shirren wrote:
>>DSL tells me merging OOo revisions
> 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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