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I am a professional space engineer, with the heart of a physicist.

I am also a Linux loving, academic, pragmatic, hopelessly idealistic, anti-bureaucratic baboon, and proud father of two little baboons (although they could be chimps, it's too early to tell).

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Feb
10
comment Version control system for projects involving mixed content
But it doesn't quite take away the inability to merge changes...I mean, if two or more users edit an MS word document at the same time, those changes cannot be merged...
Feb
10
comment Version control system for projects involving mixed content
I like the idea! I've been an avid Dropbox user for the past two years myself :) Do you happen to know if checking out previous versions of the repository is possible via command line?
Feb
10
comment Version control system for projects involving mixed content
@Martin: hmm the documentation is a bit sparse, but from what I gather, Packrat is not much more than an unlimited version of what you also get with a normal Dropbox account. That is, full change and deletion history, and undo capability, on a per-file and per-folder basis.
Feb
10
comment Version control system for projects involving mixed content
@Martin: In Sharepoint, AFAIK, only for MS office documents can collaboration be parallel. For those other things (for my work, the most important output of all projects), lockins is used. Correct me if I'm wrong though :)
Feb
10
comment Version control system for projects involving mixed content
@Martin: Working with plain text documents in subversion/git allows multiple users to work on a single document in parallel. Changes by each user are merged automatically on commit. If all users commit often, conflicts are rare, even when all people worked on the same section at the same time. Perhaps I don't know Sharepoint well enough, but as I understood it, Sharepoint is capable of managing documents and facilitating collaboration, but only through a mechanism akin to locking; that is, when someone edits a document, no-one else can edit that document...Collaboration is serial.
Feb
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Feb
7
asked Version control system for projects involving mixed content
Dec
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awarded  Supporter
Dec
20
comment TO-DO app with ability to categorize, set due dates, priorities and notes for a task
+1, this is definitely my favorite. The simplest approach is the most flexible and future-proof of all.
Aug
10
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