Re: Saving data to hard drive vs posting it to network

Subject: Re: Saving data to hard drive vs posting it to network
From: Joy Kocar <kocar -dot- joy -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2011 10:25:13 -0600

On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 10:06 AM, Combs, Richard
<richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com>wrote:

>
> Well, two people can probably manage with just discipline, good
> communication, and solid procedures. Until one of them screws up. :-}
>

I had planned to start with precisely that, the poor man's CMS and have us
work on separate FrameMaker books to reduce conflicts. FrameMaker marks
files locked when they are opened which I know can be overridden.

Since Murphy's Law prevails, I will make backups on an external drive in
case we clobber each other's files.


>
> What you really need is a source control or content management system.
> Presumably, your organization already has source control for its code.
> Keeping binary files in source control chews up a lot of disk space, but if
> your organization can live with that, it's a solution that's relatively
> cheap and easy to implement, compared to a real content management system.
>

I will have to check but I thought it does not handle FrameMaker files.

>
> You need your doc repository set up to lock files when they're checked out.
> I know Subversion can do this, and I suspect most other source control
> software can. Talk to someone in software configuration management, or
> whoever's responsible for source control.
>
> Richard G. Combs
> Senior Technical Writer
> Polycom, Inc.
> richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
> 303-223-5111
> ------
> rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
> 303-903-6372
> ------
>
>
>
Surely this has been addressed before. I will search FrameMaker resources. I
just happened to catch the thread here.

Thanks for the input!

Joy Kocar, EIT
Training Materials Lead Engineer
www.maptek.com
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References:
Saving data to hard drive vs posting it to network: From: Cardimon, Craig
RE: Saving data to hard drive vs posting it to network: From: Combs, Richard
Re: Saving data to hard drive vs posting it to network: From: Joy Kocar
RE: Saving data to hard drive vs posting it to network: From: Combs, Richard

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