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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Trinity User's Guide

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 15:12:14 -0600
> On Wednesday 16 November 2011 03:51:01 pm Timothy Pearson wrote:
>> I would definitely encourage the usage of an open format flat file (or
>> files), such as fodt or some sort of Latex format, in the GIT
>> repository.
>> This would greatly simplify differences between versions (if needed),
>> and
>> thereby make it easier for those without write access to GIT to jump in,
>> edit the document, and submit a patch with their additions.
> Not everybody will have a Latex editor at the ready. I don't know what
> fodt
> is. Most people will have an ODT-compatible editor such as LibreOffice or
> AbiWord (I think even MS Office can read/save ODT files since their 2007
> edition).

fodt is the Flat ODT format, which OpenOffice/LibreOffice can read and
write natively.  The advantage over ODT is that it is not a binary blob,
so it doesn't take up massive amounts of space in our SCM, and patches can
be made/applied (this is important in a collaborative environment outside
of something like Etherpad).