Re: SharePoint as source control system for FrameMaker?

Subject: Re: SharePoint as source control system for FrameMaker?
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 09:52:13 -0700

You said, "binary files take up a lot of space."

File merge and some other SCM features work only with text files, but
I've never had any use for those with FrameMaker. FM's own compare
feature is more useful.

On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 9:27 AM, Wade Courtney <wade -dot- courtney -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> It's not really about saving disk space, in binary files you can't
> track what was changed, so essentially a new copy of the file is made
> every time you check it in.
>
> w
>
> On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 8:31 AM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> wrote:
>> The company has Perforce, it's just a question of whether it's worth
>> spending $800-900 on another license.
>>
>> With storage under $100 per terabyte, it's not cost-effective to spend
>> time converting to .mif just to save disk space.
>>
>> On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 6:55 AM, Wade Courtney <wade -dot- courtney -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>>> Remember that versioning binary files take up a lot of space. The best
>>> way is to save as mif and then version it. Cvs, perforce, visual
>>> source safe. All good options.
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