[Linux-aus] Media Officer Now

Paul Shirren shirro at shirro.com
Sun Feb 8 09:02:02 UTC 2004

Yes, sorry. "Sucks" was not right. Apologies to DSL for misquoting him 
as well.

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
> etc).
> AfC
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