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Document Management

From: Alan Langford <jal_at_ambitonline.com>
Date: 2002-05-03 15:13:20 CEST

One of the guys on the XWT discussion list (see www.xwt.org, I won't rave
about how cool this is over here) wants an open source a document
management system that's not web based (read that as "not HTML based"). He
had the idea of using XWT to build a GUI for his own document management
system. So of course I pointed him over here to Subversion. I figure 'tis
better to add to this project than spend a dozen or so person-years
reinventing it.

But he's come back with a question that I haven't seen and I thought I'd
ask it here. Clearly the ability to have decent support for binary format
files allows the repository to store and retrieve images, pdf documents,
etc. The question is are there facilities or hooks for doing things like
document profiling and indexing (or how difficult is it to implement this
functionality).

It would be nice, for example, if Subversion could trigger an indexing
process on the type of file being checked in (documents get indexed by a
scan of the file, images accept a keyword list). Presumably this leads to
search-based retrieval capabilities...

It would be *very* nice if Subversion could be the engine for a document
management system like this.

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