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Re: Documentation and explanatory diagrams

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: "Ross J(dot) Reedstrom" <reedstrm(at)rice(dot)edu>, Thom Brown <thom(at)linux(dot)com>, Greg Smith <greg(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Documentation and explanatory diagrams
Date: 2011-06-14 00:34:03
Message-ID: 201106140034.p5E0Y3d03121@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> writes:
> > I think the big question is whether we can afford to allow multiple SVG
> > editor file formats to be checked in, and hence support git diff churn
> > as we switch SVG editors for commits.  This doesn't seem likely to
> > improve anytime soon so we should just decide and move forward.
> 
> > Perhaps we should allow any SVG file to be imported, but only allow
> > modifications by a single SVG editor.
> 
> How is that sensible?  The first change to the file will result in
> exactly the mass of cosmetic diffs that we wish to avoid.

I suggested this so we could get images into the docs and then only have
a single diff change once the file is modified.  If we don't do that
then all image additions have to be done by someone with the proper
editor.

> I think we probably have to specify the One True Graphics Editor, and
> maybe even specific version(s) of it, if we want to avoid unreadable
> diffs.  The reason we have not managed to come to a consensus yet is
> that people would prefer not to do that, but it's becoming obvious that
> there just isn't any way around it.

Yes.

-- 
  Bruce Momjian  <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>        http://momjian.us
  EnterpriseDB                             http://enterprisedb.com

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