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Re: Dia and CVS

Perhaps having a "save to program" option would be useful.  This would
call some command line, piping the uncompressed file in on stdin.  This
could be used, here, to pipe the uncompressed file through 'tidy' to
create the line breaks as necessary.

On Thu, 2003-08-07 at 12:53, Ian Epperson wrote:
> Here at my company, we're stuck in the Windows world.  Last year, we
> discovered CVS and there was much rejoicing.  Now, just about everything
> gets put into CVS.
> I've been evaluating Dia, and it looks great!  Thank you to everyone who
> made this possible!  Unfortunately, it's not very CVS friendly.  I think
> with two minor tweaks, that could change.
> First, being able to save the document out as text is perfect!  What isn't
> perfect is that when the document is re-opened, the default save
> re-compresses the file.  If Dia could remember that a file was un-compressed
> when it was opened, then every time it saved the file, it could stay
> un-compressed.
> Second, the XML seems to have no line breaks in it.  As CVS merge/diff
> operations work on a line by line basis, it would be best if there were as
> many line breaks as possible in the file.  At the very least, one per
> object.  If there were a break on every ">", then it would be possible for
> one user to edit the text of an object, while the another manipulates the
> size/position.
> With these two (minor?) changes, it's possible that two users could edit the
> same file at the same time, and changes could be intelligently merged by
> CVS.  Doing this would make Dia a much more powerful product.
> Thanks for your attention
> Ian.
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