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, "Alex Plantema" <alex.plantema@...>
> Op maandag 24 juli 2006 01:24 schreef websitemgrs:
> > I have never used the "Briefcase" option in Windows and only see
> > purpose for it if others will be editing the same file too. In
> > case, it is my understanding that the briefcase would merge the
> > changes into the file for you.
> The briefcase isn't that intelligent, it doesn't know about file
contents, it will only signal which copy has been changed, based on
the file's date and time.
> If only one copy has been changed since its addition to the
briefcase, that will be the one preserved.
> If both copies have been changed, this will be signaled, and you
will have to choose which one you want to keep, or merge the changes
manually into a new version.
Thanks for the explanation Alex. That just proves to me that the
briefcase isn't any better than editing a master file on a server
and having NoteTab check for changes. Enabling Auto Save will aide
in keeping both copies current too.
The only issue I can think of here is if two people are editing the
same file at the same time, one of them will lose their updates. In
that case it's best to coordinate which files will be worked on.