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RE: VSS and Sharepoint

From: Edelson, Justin <Justin.Edelson_at_mtvn.com>
Date: 2006-07-26 21:48:07 CEST

> 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.

Although it wasn't designed "with a business user in mind," what about
using Eclipse/Subclipse? Take away the development tools and you've got
a cross-platform file manager with Subversion support. You could even
have the installation on a network drive so that the only thing on the
user's computer is the working directory (I assume this would work for
your Mac users; I've only ever tried it on a PC). You would just have to
invest a little time to come up with the minimum plugin set necessary so
as to avoid confusing your non-technical users with a lot of extra menu
items.
 
 

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From: Levi Rosol [mailto:levi.rosol@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 2:58 PM
To: users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: VSS and Sharepoint

The company I work for currently uses VSS for src control. We have
tossed around the idea of using SVN for the past year or so, and it
looks like we will be making the commitment in the next couple of weeks.
Are there any good scripts/URLs for migrating from VSS to SVN?

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.

-- 
Levi Rosol
http://blogbylevi.iveldesigns.com 
Received on Wed Jul 26 21:49:27 2006

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