Original document will be reviewed and edited by a few people.
Then later it will branched to different variations.
Also, root document will be translated by different people to their own
The root document, these translated documents and branched document will be
updated (root changes or better translations).
How to manage this?
On Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 6:12:32 PM UTC+8, Konstantin Khomoutov wrote:
> On Wed, 13 May 2015 21:29:18 -0700 (PDT)
> > Is it possible to use git to manage microsoft documents?
> > We have so many files and we need to manage the version, change,
> > languages, etc management.
> What do you mean by "managing languages"?
> > Can we use git?
> You can, but note that MSO documents are essentially binary, and it's
> impossible to diff them using only built-in Git facilities.
> You might not need diffing at all (say, you're fine with just recording
> versions and put some information about them into commit messages, and
> are not interested in "physical" changes done to documents between
> revisions), and then you should be fine using Git as is.
> If you still need diffing, I think you might be better off with
> Subversion as there are tools available around it to help dealing with
> MSO-produced documents:
> * The diff viewer program shipped with TortoiseSVN -- the goto solution
> for working with Subversion on Windows -- has limited support for
> diffing MSO documents.
> * There is  which integrates support for Subversion right info
> MSO editors and claims to support diffing as well.
> I'd note that both products seem to rely on COM components made
> available by an installed MSO suite, so you'll have it installed on
> machines which would need that diffing functionality.
> Otherwise Git (and any other VCS system) will just be used as a tool
> to keep manage opaque changes to opaque blobs -- may be just what you
> need but supposedly not.
> 1. https://code.google.com/p/msofficesvn/
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