RE: Robohelp and version control

Subject: RE: Robohelp and version control
From: HarolynM -at- CapsuleTech -dot- com (Harolyn Mitchell)
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2001 17:14:04 +0100


I had the same thing happen to me once last week and I thought it was a
quirky one time thing. We use Visual Source Safe.

I'd be interested to know what others have to say. My first thought is that
the problem is with RoboHelp. I'm using version 9.0, build 520.

One more thing, do you check out all of the files each time you do a new
build or just the RH project files?


Harolyn Mitchell
Capsule Technologie
Tel: +33 1 53 34 14 15
Fax: +33 1 53 34 14 09

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From: bounce-techwr-l-68148 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
[mailto:bounce-techwr-l-68148 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com]On Behalf Of Jill Renaud
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2001 2:33 PM
Subject: Robohelp and version control

Hey folks,
I've got a little mystery going on here, and I was wondering if anyone had

We use StarTeam for version control of *everything* here -- including our
web help.
The process used by the department who does software builds dictates that
they check out the project files and generate web help anew every time that
a new release is cut.

Sounds simple.

The catch is that our mpjs end up corrupt frequently. As in 4 or 5 times a
week, each. (Multiply by 3 projects, and watch the tech writer run for the
hills when the build team heads in my direction...)

Has anyone noticed an increase of mpj (database) corruption with the use of
StarTeam or another version control package?

I'm voting that the problem lies with StarTeam and not RH. I've had the odd
corrupt mpj before, but never this frequently.

Any suggestions for how I can get the mpj to play nicely?



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