Re: version control

Subject: Re: version control
From: "Janet Swisher" <jmswisher -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Kevin McGowan" <thatguy_80 -at- hotmail -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 17:39:46 -0500


My company uses Subversion (and Tortoise), integrated with Trac
( for issue-tracking and project

To use SVN with RoboHelp projects, I have to "generate" WebHelp output
to a location outside the working copy, because RoboHelp (X5) blows
away all directory structures, including .svn directories. However,
the "generated" files are transitory, and I can "publish" into the
working copy with no problem.

Some of our developers prefer Mercurial, for the reasons Lech
mentioned, but the combination of SVN and Trac has a lot of inertia

I'm interested in hearing how you plan to set up SVN to be a CMS for
DITA. Please post details!


On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 10:10 AM, Lech Rzedzicki <xchaotic -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> For geographically or otherwise dispersed teams, distributed SCMs like
> GIT or Mercurial do best, but SVN has a lot of tools and community
> behind it and with latest 1.5 supposedly supporting merge tracking,
> the differences are negligible for simple projects and I'd go with SVN
> too.
> SVN also has a lot of good reference and tutorial materials.
> Another option for DITA topics would be to integrate within Eclipse,
> if you're familiar with the environment.
> Lech
> On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 2:40 PM, Kevin McGowan <thatguy_80 -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:
>> All,
>> I'm pondering using Subversion (and Tortoise) to set up a simple version-control/content management system for our documentation. We'll be using DITA XML (yes, everyone I work with seems to want DITA now)...
>> I've used these tools before, and do like them. However, if anyone has an alternate suggestion that would also be easy to use and FREE to install, I'm all ears. :)

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Vasont CMS: From: Rob Hudson
Re: Vasont CMS: From: Lech Rzedzicki
version control: From: Kevin McGowan
Re: version control: From: Lech Rzedzicki

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