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Re: Subversion fits for a content management system?

From: Konrad Rosenbaum <konrad_at_silmor.de>
Date: 2007-07-17 20:08:32 CEST

On Tuesday 17 July 2007, Marcelo de Barros Alcantara wrote:
> My doubt is if subversion fits as a content management system.
> We are a big portal in Brasil with thousands of new documents created
> every day. We intend in our new publishing system to keep versions of
> the generated material.
> I am asking this question because I could not find on the net any case
> related to use subversion for a situation other than keep project
> documents/source code.

Are all people who create and edit documents developers or are
there "normal" people, like graphics designers, journalists, etc. there as

If they are all developers this will work quite well - eg. parts of KDE's
web pages were "managed" in subversion (http://developer.kde.org) for a

If even only one of them is less technical it will fail because the
update-modify-commit cycle that comes quite natural to development is
somewhat unintuitive for content creation.


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