[TYPO3-core] CoreDocs update

Michael Stucki michael at typo3.org
Thu Jul 27 13:16:22 CEST 2006

Hi Dmitry,

> > Well, you would have write access to the whole repository now...
> > But while working with Kasper on these documents, we realized that it is
> > pretty hard to use a versioning system for binary documents like these.
> Not sure about sxw but odt documents have versioning support built in.
> And you can see differencies between various versions and even against
> another file. I found this feature very useful :) Should we migrate
> documents to odt format at some point? This way we could easily compare
> how, for example, TSRef changed between different typo3 versions (odt
> versioning is explicit: you must tell OO that you want a new version).

I know. This is an OpenOffice.org feature, it doesn't depend on a specific 
file format.

However, it doesn't work with table cells. Make a test and let OOo show you 
the differences between TSref 3.8 and 4.0.

> > See above. You can BUT. It is just hard to merge changes if two people
> > work on the document at the same time. That's totally different than
> > working with plain text files.
> >
> > We could define a workflow for this (e.g. use some locking mechanism in
> > SVN), I suggest we discuss that in Dietikon when Kasper (he's still the
> > owner of these documents) is also there.
> SVN locking:
> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.2/svn.advanced.locking.html
> It is even possible to mark file as "need lock", svn will check it out
> read-only. Locking will make it readable for the user.


- michael
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