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

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