[OS X TeX] Version controls for LaTeX book production

Simon Spiegel simon at simifilm.ch
Mon Nov 12 16:14:18 CET 2007

Am 12.11.2007 um 16:07 schrieb Mark Eli Kalderon:

> On Nov 12 2007, at 08:15, George Gratzer wrote:
>> I realize that this is a matter of personal taste. I have been  
>> using Retrospect which makes me a few backups a day; anytime I  
>> pause, in fact.
>> My point was simple; this works for me. I have never lost anything  
>> and if I needed an older version, it was always there.
>> I hope it is the same with Time Machine. Nevertheless, I did not  
>> stop using Retrospect.
>> My concern with any tool: efficacy. I am not interested playing  
>> with my computer, trying out new things just because they are  
>> there. I try anything, however, that promises to make me more  
>> efficient.
>> A Retrospect backup of my current work is one click. Storage  
>> capacity: maybe a hundred years. But no project of mine acceded 5  
>> years.
> A backup system and a version control system are not the same---I use
> both.

Well, if you have your repository on a server, subversion serves as  
both (and it even helps you to keep several computers in synch).


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