Re: SharePoint as source control system for FrameMaker?

Subject: Re: SharePoint as source control system for FrameMaker?
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 03:47:53 -0400

Stuart Burnfield wrote:
> My company uses TortoiseSVN, and so far it seems good. The check-in process is very fast and easy. Our source is text (SGML) files though--not Frame.

I've used it with Frame. The idea of submitting only the changed lines
in a source file doesn't work, of course; instead your smallest unit is
the chapter. SVN is reasonably robust, you can unscrew difficulties that
arise, and it is sufficient for most projects. IIRC it lacks some of the
fancy locking that Clearcase used to provide (usually to your

It seems to me that I used Sharepoint once, but that there was some sort
of admin problem such that I could not be granted the proper privileges.
I could never submit anything. Apparently the problem wasn't so much
Sharepoint itself, but that it led the company into devising "policy" on
who got to do what, and contractors got left out in the cold. SVN does
not provide the power to establish such a policy.

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