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Option to Not Save Associated Transformation Scenarios to Project File

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:06 am
by dreifsnider
Hello,

My team currently uses Git to source all our project files, including the actual Oxygen product file (.xpr).

We store this project file in one repository that we all interact with. When using the project file, we often run into git conflicts for the associated transformation scenarios, because different team members run different transformation scenarios on the same ditamaps.

We'd like the option to not save the associated transformation scenario to the project file. We still want to share the same set of defined transformation scenarios in the project file though.

Thanks!

Daniel

Re: Option to Not Save Associated Transformation Scenarios to Project File

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:10 pm
by Stereotaxis
I am not sure on how to suggest, looking forward to see the suggestions of others.

Re: Option to Not Save Associated Transformation Scenarios to Project File

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:40 pm
by Radu
Hi,

We are aware of this problem and will work to provide on our side settings to control if the scenario associations should be saved inside the project XPR file or not. We'll update this forum thread when a fix becomes available.
In the meantime maybe you can create an XPR document that is committed to Git but the tech writers would need to duplicate it and use the duplicate XPR in the Oxygen application, so that they never commit by mistake changes in the original XPR.
Something like this:

viewtopic.php?p=56011#p56114

Regards,
Radu

Re: Option to Not Save Associated Transformation Scenarios to Project File

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:01 am
by dreifsnider
Hi Radu,

Thanks for your reply. That's exciting that you're planning on addressing this in a future update and is greatly appreciated!

I implemented the stopgap solution you reference and it appears to be working okay at the moment. To better assist the team, I also implemented a small Git script to automatically copy the "master" project file to the repository's root whenever someone pulls.

Thanks again,

Daniel

Re: Option to Not Save Associated Transformation Scenarios to Project File

Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:54 pm
by Cosmin Duna
Hello Daniel,

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:
https://www.oxygenxml.com/doc/versions/ ... tings.html

Best regards,
Cosmin DUNA

Re: Option to Not Save Associated Transformation Scenarios to Project File

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:45 pm
by chrispitude
Hi Cosmin, all,

We are using this feature in our Git-based flow and it works great!

Re: Option to Not Save Associated Transformation Scenarios to Project File

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:59 pm
by chrispitude
Hi Cosmin,

We have still been getting spurious instances of writers checking modified project files into Git. Today I found that changing the following three filtering settings will cause the project file to be modified:
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Choosing a condition from the condition list does not change the project file, but checking/unchecking any of these three options does.

Can you please add the ability for the currently applied filter/coloring/hiding settings to be stored at the project or user level?

Thanks!

Re: Option to Not Save Associated Transformation Scenarios to Project File

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:22 am
by Cosmin Duna
Hi Chris,

I registered an internal issue(EXM-45338) and we will add an option to control the storage location for these profiling settings.

Best regards,
Cosmin DUNA

Re: Option to Not Save Associated Transformation Scenarios to Project File

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:42 am
by Cosmin Duna
Hi Chris,

Those options should not be saved at the project file level.
Can you please check this again? You should create a new project and make a copy of it. After this, modify the profiling settings and use our "Compare Files" tool (it can be found in the "Tools" menu) to see the differences between these two project files.

Best regards,
Cosmin

Re: Option to Not Save Associated Transformation Scenarios to Project File

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:56 pm
by chrispitude
Hi Cosmin,

Only the first and third options cause the project file to change. Here is the diff:

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$ diff 1.xpr 2.xpr
142a143,146
>                         <String>show.colors.and.styles.default.value</String>
>                         <Boolean>true</Boolean>
>                     </entry>
>                     <entry>
$ diff 2.xpr 3.xpr
146,149d145
<                     <entry>
<                         <String>show.excluded.content</String>
<                         <Boolean>false</Boolean>
<                     </entry>
$
I have attached a small testcase.
oxygen_profiling_conditions_project.zip
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Re: Option to Not Save Associated Transformation Scenarios to Project File

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:37 am
by Cosmin Duna
Hi Chris,

These options can also be found in the "Profiling/Conditional Text" and "Profiling/Conditional Text / Colors and Styles" preferences pages. You set to store the options from these pages in the project file (selecting the "Project Options" radio button from the bottom of the page). For this, the project is changed every time you modify the filtering settings from DITA Maps Manager.
I will modify our internal issue to create a separate preferences page for these filtering settings.

Best regards,
Cosmin

Re: Option to Not Save Associated Transformation Scenarios to Project File

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:37 pm
by chrispitude
Thanks Cosmin, that would be great! These features are actively changed by the writers to configure their editing window, rather than being a part of the underlying project-level definitions themselves.

Re: Option to Not Save Associated Transformation Scenarios to Project File

Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 9:19 pm
by dreifsnider
Hi Cosmin,

Thank you to everyone at Syncro Soft for their effort on improving the project file settings! We've been using the new project file for some time now and it's been working great!

However, I've noticed one minor, recent issue: the Oxygen version is saved to the project file.
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This normally wouldn't be a problem; however, with the recent release of Oxygen Author 22.1, we now have constantly modified project files because I tend to update my Oxygen to the latest version much sooner than the rest of my team.

Having the project file constantly modified is causing us a minor headache, especially when the only difference is the version number.

Would it be possible to not save the Oxygen version number to the project file, or is this information essential to the project?

Thanks again!

Daniel

Re: Option to Not Save Associated Transformation Scenarios to Project File

Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 11:34 am
by Cosmin Duna
Hi Daniel,

First, thank you for your feedback. I added an internal issue (EXM-45716) to look into this case, because right now, I'm not sure if this information is required in the project file.

Best regards,
Cosmin

Re: Option to Not Save Associated Transformation Scenarios to Project File

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:43 pm
by chrispitude
Cosmin Duna wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:37 am
These options can also be found in the "Profiling/Conditional Text" and "Profiling/Conditional Text/Colors and Styles" preferences pages. You set to store the options from these pages in the project file (selecting the "Project Options" radio button from the bottom of the page). For this, the project is changed every time you modify the filtering settings from DITA Maps Manager.

I will modify our internal issue to create a separate preferences page for these filtering settings.
I hope the separate global/project settings controllability for "Show Profiling Colors and Styles" and "Show Excluded Content" can be implemented in the 23.0 release. This is an ongoing frustration with our writers and with Git.

Re: Option to Not Save Associated Transformation Scenarios to Project File

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:08 am
by Cosmin Duna
I updated our internal issue (EXM-45338), setting a higher priority. We will try to separate these settings in the next version (23.0).

Best regards,
Cosmin