Ok, I added a ticket with this idea, and pointed to this thread for
clarification.
Best,
-Jose

Jose Quesada, PhD.
Max Planck Institute,
Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition,
Berlin
http://www.josequesada.name/
http://twitter.com/Quesada


On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 9:46 PM, Alan L Tyree <a...@austlii.edu.au> wrote:

> On Thu, 15 Apr 2010 19:28:47 +0200
> Abdelrazak Younes <you...@lyx.org> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > On 04/15/2010 12:07 PM, Typhoon wrote:
> > >>> If it isn't necessary, I don't think that LyX should lock into one
> > >>> system.
> > >>
> > >> While it is good to support a wide choice of systems for version
> > >> control, for a "portable LyX document" *one* format is the right
> > >> way.
> > >
> > > I see the argument, and you may be right. BUT when I wanted to
> > > collaborate with a colleague, they knew how to use Bazaar, so we
> > > went that way. I think it would have been hard to get them to use
> > > something else.
> >
> > I think you are missing something and it's probably my fault. The
> > idea of a portable document using a git repo is somewhat
> > perpendicular to how many DVCS systems are supported by LyX. The idea
> > behind a "portable LyX document" is that the user doesn't know which
> > SCM he uses as LyX would take care of everything. So having your
> > coauthor fluent in bazar rather than git is irrelevant.
>
> Hi Abdel,
>
> You're right, I was confusing two separate issues. Not, I think, your
> fault at all.
>
> And, whatever is used, the idea of a VC system as the portable format
> seems brilliant.
>
> Thanks for cleaning the fuzz out of my brain :-).
>
> Cheers,
> Alan
>
> >
> > > As I said before, I don't know what the technical problems are in
> > > implementing this in LyX. However, if it is possible to support more
> > > than one DVCS, then I think it should be kept in mind. The
> > > "portable" in "portable LyX document" is a very relative thing. It
> > > depends almost entirely on who you want to "port" it to.
> > >
> > > I suppose that if everything is bundled with LyX, then the choice is
> > > made and it doesn't matter. Is that a sensible solution?
> > >
> > > In the end, I suppose that it may be a technical question/solution
> > > and I am absolutely unqualified to speak to that. But I hope that
> > > people who are qualified will at least consider keeping the options
> > > open.
> >
> > Sure, don't worry :-)
> >
> > Abdel.
> >
> >
>
>
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