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Re: M$ crap and Visio crap -this never happened to me before
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2016, 12:13:32 PM »
What would be the advantages of this RCS software over a Backup software that keeps previous versions of the same file (if configured to do so?)
For a single user I don;t really see the point to have an RCS
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Re: M$ crap and Visio crap -this never happened to me before
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2016, 06:25:45 PM »
I think RCS has value in multi-user environment...keeping users up- to-date, controlling who can make revisions, documenting revisions.

Generally, backup doesn't provide the same level of control and structure.  Probably depends on the software.

If you're making a lot of drawings, selling product which requires some sort of revision tracking, then, you need some software support.  If this is limited usage, personal stuff, then developing good backup habits ought to suffice.  But, backup software may give an additional level  security.

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Re: M$ crap and Visio crap -this never happened to me before
« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2016, 04:09:16 AM »
I use subversion, running a Visual SVN server (free).

Even as a single developer, version control can be useful especially if you have multiple build environments.
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Re: M$ crap and Visio crap -this never happened to me before
« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2016, 07:20:19 AM »
I am just a regular guy who uses Visio to keep some info in good order
What I am doing is closer to DTP than toVisio but the VBA side of Visio allows me to resize and format some text boxes as I wish
I also have diagrams included in these (it is like Command Line text and network diagrams)  so Visio seems a good solution

I am not selling these so all I need is backup. A CVS is an overkill