[OS X TeX] Re: Functionality for collaborative work in TeXShop?
fwallenberg at gmail.com
Fri Jun 3 16:11:36 CEST 2005
SubEtha is great.. but it is for *simultaneous* editing. For this to
work you would have to leave a 'server' up all the time with SubEtha
running and anyone editing would need to connect to that server and
edit the shared document. Nice but not always possible.
What Word provides is a nice facility for *sequential* editing. If the
collaborators are making changes on two different copies of the
document at the same time Word does little to help you merge those
CVS/Subversion is the way to go but I found the setup difficult. One
of the coauthors on my last paper is a professor in a different
department. We don't have access to the same servers and it is
therefore hard to setup a CVS repository (I ended up checking out a
copy and sending it to him via email). What would be really nice is a
WebDav solution, but we don't have that available for security
It seems to me that the academic community needs a SourceForge system
(it needs to allow private groups and I'm not sure SF does that).
On 5/27/05, Luis Sequeira <lsequeir at fc.ul.pt> wrote:
> >I was just asked by a colleague -- TeXShop convert from a few months
> >ago -- whether there is in TeXShop a functionality for marking
> >changes in a document written collaboratively by several persons, à
> >la Word, namely by (assuming I understood correctly, given I don't
> >use Word myself for writing):
> >- Putting in different colors pieces of text written or modified by
> >different persons.
> >- Putting delete bars through deleted text.
> >I imagine this is not a job for a front-end like TeXShop, and that
> >the functionality has instead to be looked for in a dedicated LaTeX
> >package. I mentioned the changebar package, but it doesn't do all the
> >things my colleague is willing to do.
> >Has anybody here experience with a more sophisticated solution?
> >(Versioning systems like CVS or subversion aside, which would be
> >considered overkill and too technical for the problem at hand -- and
> >for me as well.)
> >Bruno Voisin
> I'm not sure if this will help, but did you
> consider SubEthaEdit? Its most distinguished
> features have to do with collaboration editing.
> It provides LaTeX syntax coloring and is free for
> non-commercial use.
> Since collaboration seems to be the issue here,
> it may make sense to use it as an external editor
> for TeXShop. There is no command for typesetting
> in SubEthaEdit, but a little Applescript may do
> the trick.
> Luis Sequeira
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