Bug ID: 115577
Summary: Missing version control / checkin documents in git
Component: filters and storage
I'm currently having some trouble with an impress presentation that is updated
quite often and around 30MB of size (contains pics and videos), and keeping
older versions of the file in a directory occupies around 700MB.
A good solution would be to just check the documents into a git repository,
which is pretty much state of the art.
Unfortunately, this does not effectively work with document files (as zip), and
not even with the flat xml versions of files. I found some discussion in a
libreoffice user forum, where someone proposed to use libgit2 with libreoffice
to store a document and it's parts into a git repository or just a directory
structure, instead of a zip file structure, and the given answer was, that this
will not be done since this is not an Open Document defined standard. On the
other hand, Oasis does not seem to make any effort to make this part of a
However, that current situation is unpleasant, and I'd like to propose to
implement this (maybe call it 'experimental'), it would be really useful.
Just store things in a git repository as you would in a zip file, and allow to
maintain this structure with git.
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