please no MS office files #5

thkoch2001 opened this Issue Nov 17, 2012 · 1 comment


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I read about rike in the recent issue of the german Linux Magazin. Thank you for freeing this software.
The first thing I saw was a docx file in the repo. It just looks awful to see a Word document there. Please don't tell me that programmers at arago manage requirements documents in Word?

You might want to just save it as a .txt (utf-8 of course) to not frighten die-hard free software advocates like me. :-)

Regards, Thomas Koch

p1tz was assigned Nov 19, 2012


p1tz commented Nov 19, 2012


you are right. the document serves as an example for how one could incoroprate requirements with it. we keep track of requirements
in different ways. one of them is a word document. the people who know what the requirements are, might not necessarily be
fluent in UML-diagrams. they are familiar with *-office or the like. I, myself, am not fond of any of the *-office-suites, but,
whatever works, is good enough. try passing around a dia file, and get everyones feedback/changes.

rike per-se does not dictate how you organize stuff like that. it is up to the team to use something, like
buying an expensive tool (a fool with a tool ...), doing it the excel-sciency way, using plain-text, ...

but that's not even the point. the point is, that the document serves as an example. I absolutely agree, that dotx is
not suitable for the repository, so I replaced it with a pdf.

and thank you for your feedback :)

@viteke viteke added a commit that referenced this issue Nov 30, 2012

@viteke viteke Merge pull request #5 from eltrisrias/master
Improve diagrams

p1tz closed this Dec 19, 2012

@p1tz p1tz pushed a commit that referenced this issue May 28, 2013

p1tz Merge pull request #5 from viteke/master
add search box

@diejen diejen pushed a commit that referenced this issue Jun 14, 2013

diejen Merge pull request #5 from arago/master
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