RE: Visual SourceSafe/other doc control apps

Subject: RE: Visual SourceSafe/other doc control apps
From: "Bill Swallow" <wswallow -at- nycap -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 23:43:24 -0400


::: Have any of you used MS Visual SourceSafe for document
::: version control? Do
::: you recommend it? Any problems?

Yes. No. Yes. (In that order.)

VSS does not work well with binaries. The system "works", but all it does is
store additional copies of the file you're checking back in. So, if you have
a 5MB file you edit and check in 5 times, you have now chewed up 25MB of
space to store the revision history of that file.

::: What other programs do you recommend for storage and distribution of
::: documentation files?

Documentum. I've never used it, but from what I've heard from a variety of
sources, I'm sold on it (shold I ever have the budget for it).

::: Is a company-wide license required just for Read access?

I don't know. I don't think so. But I do think corporate or volume pricing
is an option.

Bill Swallow
wswallow -at- nycap -dot- rr -dot- com



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