RE: RoboHelp and VSS

Subject: RE: RoboHelp and VSS
From: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com, will -dot- husa -at- 4techwriter -dot- com
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 14:45:18 -0800 (PST)

Why? What did they think they were gaining by insisting on separate files?


--- On Mon, 1/26/09, Will Husa <will -dot- husa -at- 4techwriter -dot- com> wrote:

From: Will Husa <will -dot- husa -at- 4techwriter -dot- com>
Subject: RE: RoboHelp and VSS
To: "'Keith Hood'" <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Monday, January 26, 2009, 4:57 PM















The developers and the programmers wanted
individual files in the Source Safe, so zipping would not have been permitted.
Eventually, I convinced them to let me check out the entire RoboHelp project at
once, so that no matter what changed, I could check it all back in without an
issue.

 

 



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From: Keith Hood
[mailto:klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com]

Sent: Monday, January 26, 2009
3:34 PM

To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com ;
will -dot- husa -at- 4techwriter -dot- com

Subject: RE: RoboHelp and VSS



 




The times that I had to use Source Safe for a help
system, I would only put zip files in Source Safe.  When I got done
compiling the Robohelp project, I would zip it up and check that in.  Made
life a LOT simpler.





--- On Mon, 1/26/09, Will
Husa <will -dot- husa -at- 4techwriter -dot- com>
wrote:


From: Will Husa
<will -dot- husa -at- 4techwriter -dot- com>

Subject: RE: RoboHelp and VSS

To: "'Avery Krycek'" <askrycek -at- gmail -dot- com>,
techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Date: Monday, January 26, 2009, 3:58 PM

Unless something has
changed since the last time I had to use Source Safe,

it's a great resource if you are a programmer, but a pain in the neck if you

use it for RoboHelp. You must check out EACH file, work on it and then check

EACH file back in. That's fine if you are only dealing with ONE file.



Ask yourself this, how many files are changed when you perform a typical

RoboHelp build?  You will need to check out EACH one of those files that

will be changed so that you can check them back in.



Since you are already familiar with Source Safe, you know what happens when

you attempt to check in a file that already exists in Source Safe that has

not been checked out. Source Safe doesn't like that. Now multiply that by

the number of files changed in a typical RoboHelp build and you will see

that Source Safe will not like that at all.





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Will Husa

Technical Writer

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Phone: 708-927-3569

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www.4techwriter.com



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Behalf Of Avery Krycek

Sent: Monday, January 26, 2009 1:03 PM

To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Subject: RoboHelp and VSS



hi there,



I'm wondering if anyone has experience using Visual Source Safe for storage

of their RoboHelp projects. I use VSS for my Frame sources, and would like

to begin using it for RoboHelp as well, but wanted to check around to see if

anyone has any tips, ideas or cautionary notes about it....



thanks so much,

Avery.

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