[OS X TeX] Collaboration tools

Jeffrey J Weimer weimerj at email.uah.edu
Sat Oct 13 14:29:08 EDT 2007

On Oct 13, 2007, at 12:50 PM, Michael Kubovy wrote:

> I am working on a paper with a colleague on the West Coast. He's on  
> a WinTel machine. We would like to set up something like Subversion  
> to check out and modify our documents.
> Where can I find detailed, explicit, assume-no-technical-knowledge,  
> step-by-step instructions? I could host it on my MacPro. The  
> software does not have to be free, just reliable, stable, and not  
> require a guru to configure. (That said, I'm not afraid to use  
> command-line on Terminal.)
> _____________________________

I can not speak for subversion servers on either system. Instead, if  
either of your colleges provides a UNIX system with subversion and  
will set up logins for both of you at a common site, that would IMO  
prove to be a far easier route to take.

 From my explorations for other projects, GUI Subversion clients on  
the WinXX systems are better developed than on the MacOS.

WinXX: TortoiseSVN at http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/ is highly rated

MacOS: I use svnX at http://www.lachoseinteractive.net/en/community/ 
although others are ZigVersion at http://zigzig.com/ and Versions at  

As for instructions and tutorials on subversion, many exist - I have  
yet to find one good resource (though my use of svn has admittedly  
been limited).


J. J. Weimer, Chemistry / Chemical & Materials Engineering, UAH
Sabbatical: Chemistry Division / Tribology Section
            Naval Research Laboratories, Washington, DC

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