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Re: [vox] Document Control System

If you want to configure a WebDAV enabled subversion server, the "Java
Power Tools" book has a section on it.

Section 4.21. Setting Up a WebDAV/DeltaV Enabled Subversion Server

Java Power Tools
By: John Ferguson Smart
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.
Pub. Date: April 22, 2008
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-596-52793-8


On Tue, Jun 01, 2010 at 09:04:44AM -0700, Alex Mandel wrote: 
> On 06/01/2010 08:52 AM, Darth Borehd wrote:
> > I need to setup a document control system for a business.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> >    - It needs to be simple.  These are not technical people.
> >    - The documents to be shared are large 1 MB to 1 GB map files.
> >    - They are primarily interested in file-locking.  ("This file is being
> >    worked on by xxx xxxxx").
> >    - Versioning is a minor concern, but not essential.
> >    - It must work on Linux, Mac OS, and Windows.  Or be just a web page that
> >    works on Firefox.
> > 
> > 
> > Any suggestions?
> > 
> >
> Webdav or Samba share configured correctly should work for this and
> would be the least confusing way to do it as the files are just in
> folders mounted on the end user machine.
> The tricky part with Windows is that only Office handles webdav ok, the
> OS (at least XP) has terrible support for webdav.
> Worst case a locking configured svn would work, but would probably be
> too complicated for your users.
> Most document management services offer webdav access to their files,
> but I haven't seen one that controls locking as part of the DMS (as
> opposed to the webdav protocol), so I'd only consider adding the DMS to
> get versioning and a web interface.
> Alex
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Brian Lavender

"There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to
make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other
way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies."

Professor C. A. R. Hoare
The 1980 Turing award lecture
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