We are slowing building our eLearning group in our company.
We are finding that we really need a system like SourceSafe.
The question is, does anyone know if SourceSafe (or some
other system handles):
FLA, SWF files
BMP, GIF, PNG, JPG files
FM files (Framemaker) files
We are looking for one system running on a server that would
be able to house all of these file types (maybe more) and provide
versioning, check in / check out, etc.
Also, it would be nice if the system could do comparisons.
(Although this may be asking for too much). For example, it could
compare 2 docs and tell what the differences are. However, this is
a "nicety", NOT a requirement.
We use Visual Source Safe extensively. Don't know a whole lot
about how it works but it does the job, which is hang on to stuff
until I check it out onto my box. I don't know what you mean by
Souce Safe 'handling' different formats, it doesn't care what it is
and will take whatever you put in there. We mirror the contents of
Source Safe to an open directory so that developers can run their
projects without having to get everything to their own boxes. One
thing I haven't figured how to do is create a build file that will
assemble a working CD from the latest contents of the project in
Source Safe. I can look at the history for each file and there is a
Diff function. I can't say we have ever had any trouble with it,
despite a frequent lack of training or a knowledgeable
administrator. There is an interesting article on Wikipedia.
IMO all of these systems have pitfalls that can trap the
unwary. Good luck