I largely agree with Bodvar's comments.
One of the development groups I work with keeps all the FrameMaker files in an SVN repository and it has largely been trouble-free. The only problems have come when users have failed to check for locks before starting to edit a file or have failed to lock a file while they are working on it. Most of us use the SyncroSVN client, which does not display locks by default--you have to direct the client to check for locks before you start to edit, and not everybody remembers to do this every time. -Fred Ridder > Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 23:12:40 +0000 > Subject: Re: Has anyone used Subversion for FrameMaker "document control"? > From: bodvar at gmail.com > To: quills at airmail.net > CC: framers at lists.frameusers.com > > Scott and Syed > > I have been using SVN/TortoiseSVN for some time now, and curiously > enough, it handles binary files well and seems to keep changes to them > rather than add separate issues of changed files. However SVN has no > knowledge of how to interpret the binary text files into text from > most applications, but with FrameMaker, that is no problem as FM has > its own comparison tool > > My ten months experience says four thumbs up. Only take time to > carefully organize your file structure before you begin any serious > work with the SVN. > > HTH, > > Bodvar Bjorgvinsson