[Scribus] How do you guys share scribu files for collaboration?

Craig Ringer craig
Tue Jun 21 02:16:07 CEST 2005

On Mon, 2005-06-20 at 15:26 +0200, Mikolaj Machowski wrote:
> Dnia poniedzia?ek 20 czerwiec 2005 11:11, Ow Mun Heng napisa?:
> > Hi,
> >
> > 	I'm wondering if anyone here uses scribus as a means to publish a
> > magazine, MyOSS Mag (http://mag.my-opensource.org) uses it for their
> > Online free mag.
> >
> I wonder how it would work with cvs/svn and Cervisia.

Poorly. Subversion doesn't understand structured document formats, it
only knows how to merge text. Using a plain-text merge on a structured
format, especially one as prone to large changes from small inputs as
the current .sla format is, won't work too well. It'll often fail to
merge with conflicts, and hand resolving them would be a nightmare.

You'd need some sort of "smart" version control / content management
system that "understood" the doc format. I'd suggest Plone as the place
to start if you want to investigate something like that (it's already
used in some places for OO.o docs).

Until we can get WebDAV support into Scribus, something like Plone will
be a lot less powerful, though, and to really benefit someone would need
to write up the Plone extensions to understand the Scribus file format.

Craig Ringer

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