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Subject: need more input for DocMgmt system


We've gone through the scheduled alpha test of the doc mgmt system 
without much result, so anyone who is interested in taking a look at 
this please let me know.

There's a couple of specific questions that we need the answer to before 
we can proceed much further with development. Just to review, we've 
tentatively decided on Subversion (SVN) as the platform upon which we 
will build our doc mgmt system. But there's some additional 
functionality that we need to build on top. As much of this 
functionality would reside in the client, we need to decide how to build 

So... specific questions:

1. What proportion of the users of the doc mgmt system (TC members, 
editors, chairs, etc.) will be using non-Windows clients, and what kind? 
(Mac, Linux, etc.)

2. For Windows users, what proportion of users *do not* have the 
ability/permission to install a plugin client on their computers? (Some 
company IT policies don't allow this.)

Based on the answers to the above, our developing a multi-platform 
client applet may be the best solution, but this would also cost more 
resources to do. There's an existing open source plugin that we could 
start with, but it's Windows only and we don't know if everyone has the 
option of using it.

thanks for your input.

Karl F. Best
Vice President, OASIS
office  +1 978.667.5115 x206     mobile +1 978.761.1648
karl.best@oasis-open.org      http://www.oasis-open.org

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