RE: Multiple checkouts with FrameMaker?

Subject: RE: Multiple checkouts with FrameMaker?
From: "Halter, Meg" <HalterMC -at- navair -dot- navy -dot- mil>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 1999 16:53:21 -0700

Source Safe does permit multiple checkouts, at least for version 5
and later. An important caveat on the following: I've never exercised the
multiple checkout option, nor have I archived any Filemaker files.

Before you permit simultaneous checkouts, you might want to read
about how SS merges files. Their methods made me very nervous, so I chose to
keep single user checkout. We can afford to do this because we are a very
small team. Since I don't know anything about Filemaker, I can't comment on
how merging would play with it.

That said.... Open SourceSafe Administrator for the database you
want to change. In the tools>options menu, click the "general" tab and check
"allow multiple checkouts". Click ok and close administrator. You're done.

Hope this helps.

-- Meg Halter

> -----Original Message-----
... I just started working in a development environment with FM
> using Microsoft's Visual Source Safe as a document control mechanism
> (inherited from the programmers). With this setup, it seems that only
> one person can have a book checked out at one time. This has been
> causing some workflow problems, as you might imagine.
> Is there a way with this current setup that will allow different people
> to check out different chapters of the same book at the same time? Our
> graphics imported by reference especially don't seem to like this.
> Is there an alternative setup that would serve better?
> Thanks for any suggestions,
> Laura Tarwater

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