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Re: subversion as a document management system

From: Michael Wechner <michael.wechner_at_wyona.com>
Date: 2007-06-26 12:16:39 CEST

Dirk wrote:

> Hello,
>
> we are using subversion as a version control system for our software
> development. The tool does a great job for this. Now we looked into
> using the same ideas for document control, but had some problems
> applying the underlying methods for documents. The problems are, that
> documents in most cases stand for themself and primarily have the status
> "Draft" or "Released". I most cases the last released version of the
> document also replaces all previous releases, and some documents needs
> to be reviewd by others before the can be releases. So there is some
> workflow behind the document. Subversion is not the tool to enforce a
> workflow, but could be a good solution to save the documents hierarchy.
>
> Tools, that I found and that are not based on subversion in my personal
> order of interest:
> * DocuPortal.Net (http://docuportal.de)
> * xinco DMS (http://www.xinco.org/index.php)
> * Office Manager (http://www.krekeler.de)
> * DocuWare AG
>
> Nevertheless, I have not found any solution, that extends subversion
> into this area. Is there anybody out there using subversion as a DMS
> solution?

You might want to consider

http://code.google.com/p/gvn/

or for instance we are developing Yanel (http://yanel.wyona.org) which
is able to use SVN as data repository
and has workflow implemented, but one needs to set the workflow through
its webinterface or through Yulup (http://www.yulup.org)

HTH

Michael

>
> Best regards
> Dirk
>
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Michael Wechner
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