Future format of the book

Chris Buxton cbuxton at menandmice.com
Mon Jun 9 09:29:15 PDT 2008


On Jun 7, 2008, at 11:41 AM, Lasse Kliemann wrote:

> * Message by -Chris Buxton- from Tue 2008-06-03:
>> You could use a CMS for this, where you maintain flat text files and
>> it formats them as HTML. You could also probably use a wiki, so that
>> the book could be edited collaboratively.
>
> One does not need a wiki for that. Just give everyone SVN access (or  
> whatever
> revision control system is in use). A wiki means that people are  
> forced to do
> text work inside of a web browser. That's not what web browsers were  
> designed
> for. I want to use *real* text editors and not that toy "editor"  
> which is
> offered by current web browsers, and which has virtually no editing
> capabilities and where I will lose my work whenever the browser  
> crashes or
> the browser window is closed by accident. I know that there exists  
> mozex and
> alike, but these are nothing more than workarounds that will get in  
> the way
> of productivity sooner or later.

Just copy the text from the wiki editing page, paste into a text  
editor, make changes, and reverse to put it back in.

I suppose SVN would work, but I'm not that familiar with SVN. I am  
familiar with using a wiki.

Chris Buxton
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