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The best way to work on a LAN is to use the LAN as a simple repository. Imagine you have three authors. You store a complete copy of your project in a LAN location. Author 1 needs to make changes. They copy the project to their local hard drive and make changes. When finished, they copy it back to the LAN. Author 3 then needs to make a copy. They copy from the LAN, make changes and copy back to the LAN.
With source control, you can actually configure it so the "Working Directory", the temporary sandbox used to make updates, is a folder on your hard drive. The actual source files are on a LAN, but as you work on the project, the files you work on are copied to your local drive while you work on them until you check them back in. At that point, they are copied back to the LAN.
Brian, three things:
1. The storing of files on a server, whether using source control software or not, should only be applied to the source files. The output files, which can easily be reproduced from the source files, would normally be published in a separate area on a server (for review, for building into the application, etc.).
2. The RoboHelp HHP, CPD, PSS, and LDB files are machine-specific and should not be added to the source control directory.
3. Clearcase doesn't have a good track record working on RH (not like VSS, for example).