Re: VSS and Sharepoint
From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_comcast.net>
Date: 2006-07-26 21:14:57 CEST
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While going through our latest round of questions with the group, a question came up about replacing Sharepoint with SVN. The reason this question was asked was because we only use sharepoint for its file mgmt abilities and the versioning. Most of the docs in sharepoint are word, excel, ppt and pdf files. The problem with sharepoint is that we have a large number of Mac users here who cannot access sharepoint. That, and we figure if svn is so go at managing files, why not see if we can replace sharepoint.
So my question is, are there any GUI's designed with a business user in mind? Sure, we could use tortise, but i think that's a bit to technical for the group of people we are trying to help. Seems like a simple enough app to write over SVN, so i'm guessing there may be some options out there.
TortoiseSVN is about as good as it gets, in my experience. I wish something as good existed for UNIX/Linux.
Spend some time setting up svnperms.conf and svnperms.py with pre-commit, to prevent people accidentally importing or re-arranging critical things, and letting them create tags but blocking people from editing them.
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