Re: wysiwig TeX in dia

Please don't break simple file-and-directories based
operation, and please
don't break Win32. 
I am not going to cause any problems I promise. I am
not a troublemaker! I am also asking you first before
going off and just hacking your code that you have
been carefully putting together.

I just think that DIA is a good tool in the right
position to make a difference.
Of course I will do my homework and do a full review
of the dia source code before changing anything. Also,
I use Win32 and would use DIA more often so I can test

apply the change; and an
XML "conflict resolver tool" which would take
"tree-with-conflicts" left
by the XML patch and allow the user to
resolve the thing.
Yes, I aggree. We should also use tools that
See :

I see you're well aware of the exiisting tools. So,
here's I think a very
useful and immediately useful task: make CVS less
dumb about XML files. Any
taker ?
To be honest, I have not tried CVS on XML files.  I
mean not the DIFF. Do you mean for DIFFING the dia
output? Do you want to extend CVS proper or transform
the XML into a DIFF freindly output?

I can imagine a transfomation into more verbose XML
format that has each attribute on its own line and has
lots of meta data on each line, like an XPATH leading
up to the element. This would allow for and easier
Can you limit the scope of the problem to something
more concrete?

The XML object can be updated and queried with
on the DIA object, and vice versa. Both are just
different views and encodings on the same abstract

What do you think?

Have fun; this looks like having an incredible
potential, as seen in an
xterm, but it also looks a wee bit too abstract (and
vapourware) for the 
limited share of wetware bandwidth I'm able to
commit to dia. I'll keep my feet as
close to the ground as I can until I see working
Fair enough. I think the right place is in LIBXML, to
add in some opaque in-memory pointer system and
callbacks.. I will look into that first. 


James Michael DuPont

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