[wplug] Writing Tech Manuals
dhutty+wplug at ece.cmu.edu
Sat Jun 24 10:56:02 EDT 2006
> I am wondering about anyone else's experience/thoughts. LaTeX a good
> way to go? CVS a good way to go? Would OpenOffice and stylesheets be a
> better way? Would OpenOffice work nice with CVS? And what ever else
> anyone might think of since this would be a new realm for me.
If you plan to use version control, consider your file format carefully;
there's not a lot of point using version control for any kind of binary
files since the diff will be more or less useless - text files are the
way to go.
Also, most people setting up/learning version control for the first time
seem to be using subversion instead of CVS. I would suggest that this is
a good thing; while cvs is/has been a good solution for lots of people,
subversion has a few features that make it more convenient such as being
able to cope with moving files/directories in the repository while
retaining their version histories.
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