[OS X TeX] Collaborating on LaTeX documents

David B. Thompson, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, CFM drdbthompson at gmail.com
Sat Mar 21 15:10:38 CET 2009

On Mar 21, 2009, at 05:43 , Joseph C. Slater PE, PhD wrote:

>> What are y'all doing when working as a team? Are you just passing  
>> the source about? Is one person operating as a manual repository?  
>> Are there tools out there I'm not aware of?
> I used to use cvs with 4 authors, switched to svn because supposedly  
> it's better. Here I'm just trusting smarter people than me. We even  
> got the Word guy to use LaTeX when he saw how much better it would  
> work in collaboration. You really don't need much horsepower at all  
> for your server of one project. I'm using a 400 MHz G4 that was my  
> desktop machine back in... I don't remember when. Pick up any old  
> mac cheap on ebay and put in a large enough hard drive if it needs  
> it (probably doesn't).

Just before I left the university, there was an old G4 tower that some  
other faculty member left behind and I messed with a bit. But, it  
needed to be reinitialized (he neglected to leave a userid/password  
behind) and I never got around to it. If that box is still there, one  
of my colleagues who is still at the university could scrounge it and  
we could use it as a host. It might kill multiple birds with a single  
stone because we maintain a web site as well.

Good idea!


David Thompson, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, CFM
Civil Engineer/Hydrologist

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