This is really the achilles heel of the whole thing. To safely modify
either a Library Item, or a Template, you should use something like the
following protocol -
1. Broadcast a message to all developers that you will need to make changes
to a library/template on the site in one hour (adjust timeframe as needed),
and that they should immediately save and checkin all working files.
2. At the zero hour, synch yout site with the staging server by checking
3. Make the changes to the Library Item/Template file, and allow those
changes to propagate.
4. Check your files back in to the staging site.
5. Broadcast an all clear message.
You may want to consider moving from the use of Template/Library Items to
server-side includes. This scenario would be much simpler when using SSI.
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"atomseed" <webforumsusermacromedia.com> wrote in message
news:bf4kf5$rjj$1forums.macromedia.com...library item. So, I checked out the file from the remote. I made my change> Ok, I set it up that way. Now I have another problem. I needed to change a
to the library item. DW asked if I want to update library items for pages
containing them, etc. Although it found none. I read a post in the forum
here, that you must check out all the files that use the library items. Is
this true.those library items are in? Also, when I use the synchronize command, to put>
> Whats the best way to go about this? I mean, how do yu know what files
all newer files to the remote. It freezes. Then if I hit the close window
box. It does something I can barely makeout in a popup box. Then closes
Dreamweaver.better to just make all the changes on a local machine and copy over the>
> Do library items work with check in/out and synchronizing??? Would it be
files in explorer by hand? That's the way we were doing it in the past and
we're trying to find a solution to eliminate that process.>
> Confusion is a fundamental state of being.