RE: Revision identity issues

Subject: RE: Revision identity issues
From: "Gillespie, Stephen (Contractor)" <Stephen -dot- Gillespie -at- Persnet -dot- Navy -dot- Mil>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 15:07:01 -0400

Mats, there's your answer (Dick's second one - forget about my rambling! ;-)

Steve G.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dick Margulis [mailto:margulis -at- mail -dot- fiam -dot- net]
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 1:58 PM
Subject: RE: Revision identity issues

Well I, for one, have major issues with people who revise their identities.
It's just rude is what it is. Except when it's fraudulent. Then it's more
than rude. It's illegal. Yeah, that's it. Illegal. Why it's enough to make
me want to ... What? You're talking about product manuals? Oh. Never mind.

Is it Friday yet?

But seriously, forget about version numbers, revision letters, or anything
similar. Manuals should have part numbers and be tracked in your BOM system.
Every version of every manual in every language gets a unique number that
maps it to the actual product it is shipped with and the country it is
shipped to. Use the same part number as the directory name where you keep
the publication files, and use a database to keep track of what part number
corresponds to what search criteria (date, language, model, etc.).

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