[Hidden-tech] Need Document Control System

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Thu Jun 25 18:02:40 EDT 2015

At Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:53:11 -0400 Lesley Schneider <lesley at hthconsulting.com> wrote:

> Hi all. I am at a company from the dark ages. They have around 50 people.
> They have no doc control system in place. I need something easy to install
> and use, and cheap. Just for Technical Publications right now. Any
> suggestions?

What format are these documents in?

What operating system(s) are you using?

If the documents are some form a text (eg LaTeX)  and the operating system is 
some flavor of UNIX/Linux (or if the file server is a UNIX or Linux system), 
then any typical Source Code Version control system will work.  Something like 
Subversion over Apache/DAV (mod_svn_dav).  Note: using Subversion over 
Apache/DAV is dirt cheap -- it is open source, so there is no cost for the 
software, esp. if you already have the UNIX/Linux server in place.

It *is* possible to use a Source Code Version control system with *binary* 
files, you just don't get things like diffs and each 'version' is a complete 
copy of the binary file (rather than a set of changed lines).

> Thank you,
> Lesley
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