[OS X TeX] Collaborating on LaTeX documents

Joseph C. Slater PE, PhD joseph.slater at wright.edu
Sat Mar 21 17:01:49 CET 2009

On Mar 21, 2009, at 10:10 AM, David B. Thompson, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE,  
CFM wrote:

> 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.

All you have to do is boot with a system install disk and change the  
root password.

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