Charlie Li on 15 Nov 2017 18:21:11 -0800

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

On 15/11/2017 21:17, JP Vossen wrote:
>> On 11/15/2017 08:30 PM, brent timothy saner wrote:
>>> 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.)
> OpenOffice/LibreOffice docs are also zipped up XML and stuff.  You can
> unzip them and do stuff, but they don't work well in a VCS.  Asciidoc,
> Markdown, <wiki mark-up, mark-down of your choice> for the win.
You can save ODF from LibreOffice/OpenOffice as just the ODF-specific
flat XML, without archiving it with metadata and included images and such.

Charlie "can't wait for court" Li

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