[texhax] collaborative writing with (La)TeX

Kirk Lowery empirical.humanist at gmail.com
Tue Apr 20 23:17:13 CEST 2010

Grrr. Gmail usually handles list headers better than this. I'll pay
more attention in the future!

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From: Kirk Lowery <empirical.humanist at gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 5:14 PM
Subject: Re: [texhax] collaborative writing with (La)TeX
To: Lars Madsen <daleif at imf.au.dk>

On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 5:04 PM, Lars Madsen <daleif at imf.au.dk> wrote:
> David Romano wrote:
>> I was just wondering whether anyone might know of a way for multiple
>> authors to work together on a source file in a way that is similar in spirit
>> to googledocs, where the source is kept in a central, web-accessible
>> location.  The drawback with googledocs is that users have to download the
>> source to view the typeset output, so it would be nice if the typesetting
>> could be done and its output viewed at the same central location.
>> Thanks,
>> David Romano
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> Not knowing googledocs, I usually just use subversion

I do this, too. The disadvantage to this solution is that you need to
have an svn server running and connected to the net. Google supplies
this with googledocs. But if one has the server and connection, I
think subversion (or some other version control server) superior to
googledocs for one reason: control. With googledocs you loose privacy;
and what if Google decides to phase googledocs out or to start
charging for it? For casual use, okay. But for mission critical work,
I cannot justify depending upon some company who doesn't have my
interests at heart.


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