Protecting project files (xpr) among team

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Protecting project files (xpr) among team

Post by mstockman » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:16 pm

Hi, we're currently using SVN to share our content and project files among a team of 20+ people. It's been working well for defining templates and transforms, but we're having problems with people overwriting changes.

It seems that Oxygen updates the project file too freely... for example, when you use a transform (without modifying it), the project file gets updated with some information about that, and the xpr file shows up in the SVN client as modified when writers go to commit changed files. If they're not careful, they end up committing a project file that may not be up to date, so someone else's deliberate (not accidental) changes are overwritten.

Is there a team-oriented best-practice for managing project files? Or should we just lock it down in SVN so fewer people can modify it, which seems a little draconian? (I've seen the instructions at ... jects.html which hasn't helped here.)


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Re: Protecting project files (xpr) among team

Post by Radu » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:48 am

Hi Mike,

Indeed right now we save associations between XML documents and the default scenarios used to publish them at project level. We are considering to change this in a future version.
Until then indeed as you are using SVN you can decide to lock the XPR.

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Re: Protecting project files (xpr) among team

Post by Cosmin Duna » Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:52 pm

Hello Mike,

Oxygen 22 is out now and it contains a new preferences page named "Project Level Settings" that allows you to control where to save the scenario association: ... tings.html

Best regards,
Cosmin DUNA
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