Date: Tue, 16.02.21 06:23
Future of ftsc.org web site
ac>> I've uploaded an unofficial(*) repo here:
AA> That is very nice! The search is wonderful. It even seems to
AA> do boolean searches.
Yes, "Advanced search" is great.
AA> It found "^apath" in all 8 documents. The search @ftsc.org
AA> found none; I had to enter "apath" without the caret to get the
AA> a positive search.
AA> But a nice feature of the ftsc.org search is that it lists the
AA> titles of the documents next to the doc number in the results
AA> Can github be adjusted to do the same?
Probably not without renaming the files to include titles, which obviously
ac>> (*) I am not an FTSC member
AA> Thanks for the initiative of the github thing.
AA> Is there a similar (and free) thing that is designed for
AA> managing document versions? (and not one that is designed for
Google Docs can do versioning but it's clunky.
Git can handle binaries but "git diff" won't show you much for non-text
documents, only that a file has changed:
$ git diff
diff --git a/foobar.pdf b/foobar.pdf
index f5d671a..82ac402 100644
Binary files a/foobar.pdf and b/foobar.pdf differ
Conceivably a web site like GitHub could hook into the "diff" part to display
something more useful, but a common alternative is to write your documents in
MarkDown (which is basically just plain text with benefits). Then you only
export to HTML/PDF when you need to. I use Pandoc for that.
Obviously Markdown is not going to work for spreadsheets or graphics. Though
I'm not sure how you'd represent "diff" of a spreadsheet or a graphics file
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