Maintainer:
9point9
Rating:
4
Average: 4 (9 votes)
Application:
OpenOffice.org
Tags:
backup, , version control, , document management, , opendocument,
Screenshots:
http://sourceforge.net/project/screenshots.php?group_id=188404
Source code:
http://ooosvn.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/ooosvn/
Post date:
Thursday, 30 August, 2007 - 14:15
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Compatible with OpenOffice 4: Unknown
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A project to provide change control for OpenOffice.org documents (OpenDocument and *.sx*) via subversion. Transparently checks in internal changes in files and allows users to recover any previous version, view logs and compare with older versions. Works under Unix/Linux and Mac OSX.

OOoSVN

Version Operating system Compatibility Release date
0.4.3 Solaris Sparc, Solaris x86, Linux, MacOS X, Linux x86-64 -- 18/02/2013 - 13:22 More information Download
0.4.2 Solaris Sparc, Solaris x86, Linux, MacOS X, Linux x86-64 -- 02/07/2012 - 18:17 More information Download
0.4.1 System Independent 3.4 23/06/2012 - 10:48 More information Download
0.4.0-beta Solaris Sparc, Solaris x86, Linux, MacOS X, Linux x86-64 -- 25/02/2010 - 18:15 More information Download
0.3.11 Solaris Sparc, Solaris x86, Linux, MacOS X, Linux x86-64 -- 30/01/2009 - 09:24 More information Download
0.3.10 Solaris Sparc, Solaris x86, Linux, MacOS X, Linux x86-64 -- 12/01/2009 - 13:55 More information Download
0.3.9-beta Solaris Sparc, Solaris x86, Linux, MacOS X, Linux x86-64 -- 06/01/2009 - 12:47 More information Download
0.3.8 Linux, MacOS X -- 22/09/2007 - 18:12 More information Download

Comments

I see that this proyect is moved to ODF-SVN, you can find more information on this link: http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=759282

it is possible that the fact that the project is inactive may just mean that the code is finished and debugged and working. it may also mean the project has been dropped. either could be true. I submitted a feature request to provide an .oxt file. we will see what happens. but I do see that the previous version is at 0.4beta whereas the new version is at 1.0alpha. so there is progress.

the files are at http://sf.net/projects/odfsvn/files
and the project is at http://sf.net/projects/odfsvn

the current 1.0alpha version is in source code only. that means no .oxt file.

by the way, there is a really exciting, cool new version control system coming out called Veracity that I read about at OSCON. it is currently in alpha stages right now, and it's Open Source under the Apache license V2.
- it can plug into SQL, and into the filesystem (Pluggable Storage Layers).
- has a decentralized database (used for tags, comments, bug tracking & user accounts, template driven with configurable merge rules, push, pull, and merge database changesets, just like your files).
- API's in C, Javascript, REST (cross-platform, written in C).
this is a distributed version control system.

On Ubuntu 7.10 with subversion 1.4.4
I find the idea of this plugin very useful and I'm going to use it though I think I have found some bugs:
1. When used for the first time it complains that it needs SVN >= 1.3 and insists that my svn version is too old. It continues to finish the setup.
2. This may be caused by the above situation: It can not handle documents with spaces in the name, it will create one entry for each word. The entries don't work but sparks an error instead when clicked.

>>1. When used for the first time it complains that it needs SVN >= 1.3 and insists that my svn version is too old.
All it does to find the version is this: svn --version -q

See what happens when you do that on the command line. It's not 100% successful but that's why it doesn't exit, it just warns. I've not personally had an issue with SVN 1.4.x.

>>2. This may be caused by the above situation: It can not handle documents with spaces in the name
That's a limitation in how the system works currently as it's mostly only a proof of concept (hence the 0.x naming) and is being entirely rewritten currently.

The next thing you should concentrate on is probably safe uninstallation... I'm stuck with an SVN menu even though I removed the extension.

And I removed it because I already have my documents in a subversion repository, and was looking for an extension to make automated commits to it... I'm not sure I want to have the repository in my home folder, or... even on the same machine ... so anyway, a means to supply a URL instead of always going against ~/.ooosvn would be appreciated...

But, enough whining! I think this Extension has potential even though it wasn't what I wanted right now... Keep up the good work!

>>The next thing you should concentrate on is probably safe uninstallation... I'm stuck with an SVN menu even though I removed the extension.
Installation is handled by OOo's extension manager, not the extension. Hence I have no control over uninstallation so no, I'm not going to be able to fix that. It shouldn't have caused an issue, but if it has, you can edit some of the OOo config files to remove the menu entries. Google should be able to help you here.

>>And I removed it because I already have my documents in a subversion repository, and was looking for an extension to make automated commits to it...
You would not have had your documents in the same format however. I guess you've just committed the binaries whereas OOoSVN commits the internals. If you need automated commits to your SVN system, write a macro that runs the SVN commit command on your file and assign it to the OnSaved event in Tools > Customise > Events.

>>so anyway, a means to supply a URL instead of always going against ~/.ooosvn would be appreciated...
This is being dealt with in the rewrite. Watch the SF site of the new project for more details:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/odfsvn