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Re: [O] emacs & org mode for scholars questions

From: John Kitchin
Subject: Re: [O] emacs & org mode for scholars questions
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:06:31 -0400

Suvayu Ali writes:

> Hi John,
> On Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 09:51:53AM -0400, John Kitchin wrote:
>> Most important maybe: figure out how to merge narrative text in version
>> control! I don't want to write a sentence per line just to use the
>> default merge with git. I really want a word-based track-change like
>> diff, and merge.
> Ages ago there was a GSoC project, Org merge driver, for use with git.
> I don't recall what was the last status.  Okay, found some info:
> http://orgmode.org/worg/org-contrib/gsoc2012/student-projects/git-merge-tool/
> Would be good to somehow revive this.  I guess it's not an easy problem.
> If I remember correctly, there was no prior discussion on the list what
> should be the merge strategy.  It happened as the project progressed.  I
> think this is one of those projects where a clear path/plan how to
> proceed before writing any code would be very beneficial.
> Maybe someone can propose a plan?
It sounds like a great addition, and (unfortunately) a summer project ;)

> Cheers,

Professor John Kitchin
Doherty Hall A207F
Department of Chemical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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