RE: Source control software recommendations for doc team

Subject: RE: Source control software recommendations for doc team
From: "Will Husa Documentation Solutions" <will -dot- husa -at- 4techwriter -dot- com>
To: "'Julie Stickler'" <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2012 05:52:04 -0500

I'm using MadCap Flare for a project and the client is using TFS for source
control.
TFS performs your requirement for "check in/check out/lock Flare projects to
prevent team members from overwriting each others' changes." I can look at a
checked out file, but it will not permit me to make changes to it.

Will
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Will Husa
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Subject: Re: Source control software recommendations for doc team

The Drupal web page says that it is content management software. And from
my limited experience with it, it's not what we need.

What we need is source control software. Something where we can check
in/check out/lock Flare projects to prevent team members from overwriting
each others' changes. We'll do all we can to avoid merging concurrent edits
(as I remember that as being painful), but we need a solution that allows us
to merge changes if necessary.


On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 2:50 PM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> My understanding is that Drupal (an open source PHP tool) has come on
> very strong. There are a number of users here in this forum.

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Julie Stickler
http://heratech.wordpress.com/
Blogging about Agile and technical writing

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Re: Source control software recommendations for doc team: From: Chris Morton
Re: Source control software recommendations for doc team: From: Julie Stickler

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