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Subject: Re: [chairs] need more input for DocMgmt system

I'm using subversion, and I can see ways of working with it without playing with annoying plugins.

What do you need to do that requires a browser plugin?

On May 19, 2004, at 4:36 PM, Karl F. Best wrote:


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 this.

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

Matthew MacKenzie
Senior Architect
IDBU Server Solutions
Adobe Systems Canada Inc.
+1 (506) 871.5409

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