All: Marcus wrote: > If you check in Frame files you are storing a copy of the template > information every single time you commit. This can chew up your storage > space fairly quickly.
Visual SourceSafe (VSS) does binary deltas on FrameMaker binary files. Template information is not repeated on each check-in. When one of our repositories had reached 4 Gb I thought I would archive then delete all versions prior to the most recent and start with a new slimmer repository. After several days' work and lots of anguish, I managed to save about 20 percent -- scarcely worth the trouble. That is, the base versions constituted 80 percent of the repository and the binary deltas about 20 percent. Subversion also stores binary deltas, so you can jam your graphics, FM files and Auld Uncle Tom Cobbleigh n'all into your repository. And it's free, client-server (either with WebDav plus Apache, or its own server), cross-platform and performs atomic commits of a group check-in, that is, if one file fails to check-in the entire group check-in fails (A Good Thing). Regards, Hedley -- Hedley Finger Technical Communications Tools & Processes Specialist MYOB Australia <http://myob.com/au> P.O. box 371 Blackburn VIC 3130 Australia 12 Wesley Court Tally Ho Business Park East Burwood VIC 3151 Australia <mailto:hedleyDOTfingerATmyobDOTcom> Tel. +61 3 9222 9992 x 7421, Mob. (cell) +61 412 461 558 ? MYOB Technology Pty Ltd 2006