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James Geldart wrote: > Hi > > A customer I'm working with has a requirement to roll out a file-sharing > system to users in various locations - for various reasons they don't want > to use SharePoint, and we're looking at alternatives. The key requirements > are to be able to store files on a central server, and for ordinary, > non-technical users to be able to set up clients with a minimum of > technical support (ideally none at all). Version control is less > important, although it's a nice-to-have. > > I'm completely new to CVS/CVSNT, but it seems that the server > functionality is pretty much what we're looking for. But, I'm not too > convinced that the client software that's around is able to be set up by > someone without a bit of understanding of the protocols involved, or that > it's really able to provide a seemless interface for users used to a > normal Windows Explorer type of environment. > > So my question is, does anyone out there have any experience of using > CVS(NT) for this kind of project, and if so can you give me any useful > pointers as to the possible way forward? Use TortoiseCVS (http://www.tortoisecvs.org/), which integrates cvs[nt] into the Windows shell. > Alternatively, if anyone has a > strong opinion that CVS isn't suitable for this, that would also be useful > information. It depends whether the users can cope with checkin/checkout... and that they have to update to see new files.... possibly some WebDAV based system would be better (e.g. stick up a NAS appliance with a WebDAV interface). -- David Somers typographer/programmer/whatever