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> Unless something has changed since the last time I had to use Source
> it's a great resource if you are a programmer, but a pain in the neck
> use it for RoboHelp. You must check out EACH file, work on it and then
> EACH file back in. That's fine if you are only dealing with ONE file.
I've never used VSS, but I can't imagine how it could be a great
resource for programmers if it makes you check files out/in one at a
We use TortoiseSVN to access a Subversion repository. The engineers
download a local copy of an entire project, or maybe a branch. I
download just the portion of the directory structure containing the help
files and related stuff (we don't source-control our FM source docs,
only the files that go into the build).
After modifying any number of files (in their case, generally a handful
or two; in my case, sometimes scores), we can upload all the changes to
the repository with a single Commit command.
Neither I nor our engineers could put up with a repository that required
us to commit our changes one file at a time.
Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
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