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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: revision control for documents (was plug-in foo

From: Thomas Zander
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: revision control for documents (was plug-in foo)
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2003 02:36:20 +0100
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On Tuesday 23 December 2003 20:39, Tom Lord wrote:
>    >>>= Thomas Zander
>    > So (to start explaining the above parag); the proposal was to
>    > make a graphics component (aka Widget) so the user can see the
>    > changes, probably one by one and Ok/discard them.
> There's quite a bit hidden behind that statement.
> First, there's the presumption that this "widget" is in some way
> distinct from the usual editor for this document type.   That strikes
> me as nothing but an annoyance for users.   The capabilities of the
> editor are at least already _close_ to being able to serve as a merge
> tool -- so if one is going to hack, why not hack the editor rather
> than building a separate "widget"?

If I don't go into details its because I would either expect it to be
obvious or (in this case) it does not matter.
This point is really irrelevant to this discussion and is a major usability
issue to be implemented and discussed after a proof-of-concept has been
To humor you; GUIs are very much object oriented and object reuse is
something that every GUI builder assumes.  In that respect creating a
widget like I described means to re-use the already existing document-view
widget. Using a common design pattern this can be extended to add some GUI
widgets that allow merging.
It really does not matter how this will be solved; as long as you get the
point that the original view of the document is going to be used to show
the differences.

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Thomas Zander
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