brent timothy saner on 15 Nov 2017 17:30:39 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Revision Control for the Rest of Us

On 11/14/2017 10:56 PM, JP Vossen wrote:
> Proposed for next week at PLUG West:
> Revision Control for the Rest of Us *
> * SysAdmins, scripters and anyone who is not a full-time Real Programmer™
> If you use a computer, you probably do something that revision control
> can help with.  If you are a system administrator or scripter, you
> *should* be using a revision control tool.  But which one?  Git
> unquestionably won the war, and also...Github and GitLab.  But is Git
> the right tool for you?
> I'm going to update and tweak some things between now and next week, but
> basic spoiler alert:
> Later,
> JP

just a minor point of note:

ODF is XML-based! it's plaintext! :) the benefits you'd *get* from a
diffing VCS are less than, say, a python script, but it isn't a binary
format and still lets you roll between different revisions of the doc
without entirely different blobs. (OOXML, despite the name, however, is
indeed a binary format - it's zipped XML.)

(when discussing the binary stuff, i'd also mention these:

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