Re: CMS recommendation?

Subject: Re: CMS recommendation?
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:27:09 -0800

Thanks, Robert.

Many products and descriptions overlap at the company from what I gather
(I'm not onboard yet). I am suggesting that they farm out localization to a
company like WeLocalize that specializes in that (I want nothing to do what
other than oversight).

So it sounds like Git or Subversion. Isn't Git open source? Subversion I've
not heard of before.

> Chris


On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 4:23 PM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
wrote:

> Flare allows sophisticated topic and snippet reuse without a CMS.
>
> Git or Subversion are source control. They'd let the ten people or whoever
> share documents. Lighter weight solution than a CMS.
>
> Whether a high-end CMS might be required depends I think on how many
> overlapping products the company has and how many languages the docs are
> translated into. People who use them generally use DITA.
>
> MadCap Contributor is a tool for SME reviews of Flare docs.
>
> On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 4:11 PM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
> wrote:
>
>> I don't know what I don't know. This is why I'm asking the community here.
>>
>> I want something that's current and that has a future. (I do not consider
>> Doc-To-Help to be the tool I'm seeking, nor do I consider it to have much a
>> future, although I know they've been around since at least the early '90s.)
>>
>> I've heard of Flare and Git, but not much else about them. I do not know
>> how I'd use them to repurpose chunks of text. I need an education. I'm also
>> interested in useful aides that'll give me an instant base knowledge, e.g.,
>> an O'Reilly book or some such. I'll need to hit the floor running if I get
>> the nod.
>>
>> What is Madcap Contributor? I was thinking of Madcap because of all of
>> their support, free trials and whatnot.
>>
>> The company in question, although consisting of ~130 people, is owned by
>> a Fortune 500 outfit. My reputation will be on the line.
>>
>> > Chris
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 3:58 PM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Which MadCap product would you consider a CMS? Or are you saying,
>>> forget about a CMS, just use Flare and Subversion / Git?
>>>
>>> On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 3:52 PM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
>>> wrote:
>>> > Madcap is what I have in mind.
>>> >
>>> > Any reason why I *shouldn't* recommend this tool?
>>>
>>
>>
>
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