Tuesday, January 23, 2007

version control and plain text is good

I started using subversion for a few coding projects, keeping the repository on my web host, so I can "svn update" and "svn checkout" from wherever. Very nice. Why can't life be this nice for projects other than software? How about that report your working on? Well, the problem is binary formats. How do you handle conflict resolution? I'm sure if you're working on a word document there's some method for conflict resoluton, but I'm pretty sure it involves some big, complicated tool. Maybe I'm just living in the past, but it seems like things were easier when I wrote papers in LaTeX and they looked great. Can life still be lived in plain text?

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