On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 6:59 AM, Christian Lohmaier
Silverstripe [doesn't give us organization or versioning for free;
we'd have to add that enhancement ourselves]
While it is certainly possible to enhance the code to do so, it would
be retrofitting it. And due to the history of bad requirements
provided by the community, it will take long time to create it the way
people would like it :-)
The less we need to develop in-house, the better.
What is easy is to have silverstripe provide a list of links for files
in a folder hierarchy. But there is nothing that would enforce a
hierarchy for a given file, let's say you download and edit file foo
from category "writer", then I'd expect it to go back to category
"writer" - but doing that is all up to the user who does upload the
I agree: That setup might put too much responsibility on the user. If
there's no 'sync my files' button or 'git commit -a', then it's going
to be hard for us to keep our repository tidy and organized.
For example I don't know what the problem with alfresco was. Only
reason I remember reading here was that people were more familiar with
the other platform for odfauthors.
I haven't used silverstripe or alfresco. If someone wants to give me
some credentials to an existing install (user: qubit), I'd be happy to
poke around and learn more about their interaction and workflows.
Also I don't really know who will be using the "file-storage", and I
really lack a list of stuff that the file-storage should (would be
nice-to-have) and must (absolute requirement) be able to do.
Here's my first draft:
Please feel free to make comments or update notes on that page. I'd
especially like someone familiar with Silverstripe to fill in
After assembling that monster table, I found it interesting how well
MediaWiki stacked up. MediaWiki provides a solid list of our desired
features, and provides the best support for metadata and license
management of any of the tools I've tested. The biggest feature that
it's missing is tools for batch management (import, download, etc..).
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