AmberV wrote:Well, if that is all you want, you can already do that. Mercurial and Git are probably the two best ways to take two divergent Scrivener projects and merge their deltas. This isn't a trivial thing to design (and only barely easier to implement the abstract concepts in your own program---at least you don't have to design the equations and wrestle with the logic, but you do need to at least understand what they are going on about, if you intend to use them correctly), however.
thanks, but that stuff looks like svg and stuff to me, and inherently looks like something that will mangle my data if I have to drive the car behind it. Maybe I'm too simple in my approach, but I see iPhone apps that sync to the desktop and maybe I don't understand enough to know why there's a problem in my expectation, but it seems to me like Scrivener should be able to manage this automatically within itself.
From a user perspective, that's what I'd like to see, a button that I click in the project menu and Scrivener looks on the local network and sees that another computer has Scrivener and the same project open and those two start talking amongst themselves and sync up. There's a program that does this for iPhoto libraries, there's a program that does it for iTunes, and heck, even iTunes itself will compare your library with a shared library.
Like I say, surely there's something tricky, but that's why you guys are the schizznick because 2.0 is slick. I think the slickness of 2.0 combined with my having seen far inferior programs demonstrate this automagical sync between devices makes me think there's a key you guys don't have that these other guys have found and implemented.
Repositories and large management programs, and frankly anything that requires me type "make install" in terminal inherently is too clumsy for something I'm looking to do after typing and drinking scotch. There's a recipe for disaster in it... but I can click a button and let the computator do its thing -- because I see other programs do that.
The document vault/repository thing just seems so unmac-like and unScrivener-like to me.
But, you're right, and I have no doubt that those things can do this stuff -- they just seem like driving a cargo barge when I know there's a ferrari and sharp curves available.