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« on: September 14, 2017, 04:26:22 AM »


When working on XMetal Author Enterprise 10.0, the options in the Repository tab are disabled. I would like to understand about this feature as I am looking at connecting XMetal to SVN so that I can checkin and checkout files directly from SVN.

Derek Read
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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2017, 02:22:54 PM »

In order for these options to be enabled a "connector" has to be installed that supports "XMetaL Connector". XMetaL Connector is one of the customization layers built into the software and has an SDK (this is basically just documentation that describes the XMetaL Connector APIs and provides a very simple sample connector). We provide this to our partners to allow them to integrate code into XMetaL Author Enterprise that allows it to interact and communicate with a CMS (the code they build is the "connector"). See the list here:,608.0.html

There is no connector for SVN as far as I know (if someone has built one they have not shared it publicly). XMetaL Connector is really designed to be used with a CMS and exposes features common to most CMS systems, so features that you might use with a source control system like SVN would require additional to expose them in the XMetaL UI (SVN's merging functionality might be one example). Features that overlap with a CMS could of course be implemented if they make sense (check in, check out, file locking, etc).

Having said that, you might look at this:,1331.0.html
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