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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Re: Tutorial 2.00 - Comments

From: Mueller, Achim
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Re: Tutorial 2.00 - Comments
Date: 02 Jul 2003 14:16:06 +0200

Am Mit, 2003-07-02 um 13.33 schrieb Øystein Johansen:
> Read this nice article about using Microsoft Word:
> http://www.computerbytesman.com/privacy/blair.htm
> It points out one of the dangers of using MS-Word. Not that a revision 
> log is bad for our project, but Word is such a big, bloat application 
> that it's nearly impossible to control the document. It's also saved in 
> a undocumented binary format, and that will make our revision control 
> trickier. What if two of us is editing the same document at the same 
> time? Using a a plain text document format is much better for this 
> purpose. texi can be a candidate, so can LaTeX.
> And if the master document is in MS-Word, it demand that the user is 
> sitting on a Windows computer and uses MS-Word as his Word processor 
> application. This is absolutly not what the GNU philosophy is about. GNU 
> philosophy says things should be free, that free to choose, free to use 
> what ever Operating System I want, free to cooperate with other 
> developers and free from all closed file formats. Using MS-Word blocks 
> some of the possibility for the developers and documentation writers to 
> cooperate.

Full Ack

> If Albert allows it, we should decide to use some kind of plain text 
> based format of the master document, and add it to the CVS.

I already asked twice of we could use it for a new chapter, but still
didn't receive an answer.



Achim Mueller
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