Re: Robohelp and CVS

Subject: Re: Robohelp and CVS
From: brett -dot- peruzzi -at- pfpc -dot- com
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 14:04:14 -0400

Hi Bridget,

My team uses CVS, as a code repository for our Robohelp projects as well --
though we are migrating to Subversion soon.

My main suggestion is keep it as simple as possible. I would recommend
keeping all the files for a project in the same branch. We have had some
issues with how RH works with CVS, and the less complication you have in
general, the easier it is to troubleshoot problems. It also helps keep the
build engineer happy. :-)

E-mail me privately if you want to discuss further.

Best regards


<<I?m working on a project that uses CVS for source code
control of code. I?m using RoboHelp for the documentation.

The issue I?m looking at is how to source code control the
RoboHelp source files.

At the moment, the RoboHelp generated files are saved in
CVS, and used in the nightly build.

- The project involves documenting Java code and GUIs.

- There would be 2-3 development branches at any one time

My initial thoughts are:

To put everything in CVS, and

- Not use RoboHelp?s own source code control

- Keep everything on one branch

- Merging would be difficult, so I was thinking of using
conditional flags to support any versions that need to stay in parallel

- Generated files could be saved on the corresponding
development branches

Any feedback, tips would be great,



Brett Peruzzi
Senior Documentation Manager
4400 Computer Drive
Westborough, MA 01581-1722
brett -dot- peruzzi -at- pfpc -dot- com

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