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Re: xfs open questions

To: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: xfs open questions
From: Mark Goodwin <markgw@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 16:27:03 +1100
Cc: Michael Monnerie <michael.monnerie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Organization: SGI Engineering
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Eric Sandeen wrote:
Mark Goodwin wrote:
Michael Monnerie wrote:
On Dienstag 27 Januar 2009 Eric Sandeen wrote:
I'd love to be able to update these pdf files, but despite asking for
the source document several times over a couple months, nothing has
been provided.  Unfortunately 'til then it's up to SGI to update them
and the community can't help much (SGI: hint, hint).
it's (finally) on the Open Source Review Board meeting agenda
for tomorrow (6am in my TZ :) I expect to release the src docs
shortly after that; the oss release process is time consuming.

Thanks for the update Mark, that's good news.  Sorry for being snippy.
I do know how these things go...  ;)


well it's now been approved for release under the GNU FDL to be hosted
on oss.sgi.com. I guess one question now is how to deal with the proprietary
doc & ppt binary formats. My first thought was another git repository at
git://oss/xfs/cmds/xfsdocs.git which would also include the web site html
content. But doc and ppt binary files apparently always result in git merge
conflicts (can't be patched) ... thoughts?  Perhaps convert the content
to wiki or maybe html and manage changes that way?

-- Mark

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