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Re: publication infrastructure / respec

From: Michael Hausenblas <michael.hausenblas@deri.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 14:11:30 +0100
Cc: public-rdf-wg <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <967A0C30-3AB5-41A7-B7A2-1EFDA988502A@deri.org>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>

> So the basic w3.org website remains CVS-backed, as I understand it.
> For most group Web pages, the Wiki seems a reasonable alternative,
> especially for freeform / rough notes work.
>
> For the actual specs and test case repository, I'd like to give
> Mercurial a go. Can't claim to be an advocate but I'm quite liking
> using Git lately, and the two systems are similar
> (http://www.w3.org/blog/systeam/2010/06/16/why_we_chose_mercurial_as_our_dvcs/
> ).

+1 for hg and for those who still don't believe in DVCS I'd suggest  
reading [1] - esp. the 00 section ;)

Cheers,
	Michael

[1] http://hginit.com/

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On 29 Apr 2011, at 14:03, Dan Brickley wrote:

> On 29 April 2011 14:51, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org> wrote:
>> Thinking about it some more, I think respec is almost entirely
>> orthogonal to revdoc (my publication-from-the-wiki system); they  
>> overlap
>> in generating the boilerplate at the top of the document, but  
>> revdoc can
>> just overwrite respec's boilerplate if necessary, and rewrite the  
>> links
>> during publication as necessary as well.
>>
>> So, I think the real questions are:
>>
>> 1.  Version control: CVS, Mercurial, or Wiki?
>
> So the basic w3.org website remains CVS-backed, as I understand it.
> For most group Web pages, the Wiki seems a reasonable alternative,
> especially for freeform / rough notes work.
>
> For the actual specs and test case repository, I'd like to give
> Mercurial a go. Can't claim to be an advocate but I'm quite liking
> using Git lately, and the two systems are similar
> (http://www.w3.org/blog/systeam/2010/06/16/why_we_chose_mercurial_as_our_dvcs/
> ).
>
>> 2.  Authoring format: Mediawiki markup, or HTML5-with-<sections>.   
>> This
>> includes how the bibliography is done.
>
> Is there a reasonable stable XHTML-friendly flavour of HTML5?
>
> Dan
>
>> I have no opinion, myself, on these questions.
>>
>>     -- Sandro
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
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