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RE: [xml-dev] Is CVS A Practical Means to Manage XML Versions In AProduction Environment

Thanks John.  Are you implying an author side commit before main project

I need something simple that scales to the small because the distribution
end requires only valid XML and the graphics to PDF: a simple task if the
tagging system isn't driving up the costs, a specialized knowledge vs
automation tradeoff over time to delivery from first prototype.

They're using file systems as databases. A lot can be done but the
discipline required implies a deeper skill with XML than most people have,
so getting a reliable multi-authoring system up that convinces them Word is
not the right idea is important.  Spending authoring cycles on format that
gets thrown away at delivery feels pathetic.

For my dog food, I have to remember CALS. Sort the original work left
undone.  Logistics 101 again.


-----Original Message-----
From: John Cowan [mailto:cowan@ccil.org] On Behalf Of John Cowan
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2011 7:26 PM
To: Len Bullard
Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Is CVS A Practical Means to Manage XML Versions In
AProduction Environment

Len Bullard scripsit:

> Assembling a free to near free environment for multiple authors
> working on multiple projects where some must be able to simultaneously
> edit then merge XML and illustrations, is free CVS a practical means?

I'd recommend free Mercurial or Git or one of the other distributed
version-control systems.  Their main advantage is that you can commit
changes to your local repository, independently of pushing them to the

I Hope, Sir, that we are not                    John Cowan
mutually Un-friended by this                    cowan@ccil.org
Difference which hath happened                  http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
betwixt us.     --Thomas Fuller, Appeal to Injured Innocence


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