Have you ever had the problem of “where do I put this?”.
At many places there are a few systems:
- Wiki: Attach a doc to the Wiki. It is great in that it can be linked to in a nice way, you can grab it from wherever you are etc…
- Company File Repository: You can put the doc in some remote file repository (folders on a shared samba system, etc). This is shared, but there is no revision control, and if you are offline you can’t get to it
- Sync’d repository: (E.g. CVS/SVN bastardized to do this). This is nice in that your docs are local, and you can see what is updated etc etc… but folders aren’t the best way to organize things, and there isn’t much metadata
I have tried other work arounds, like having a
WikiAttachments directory where I keep everything so I have a local copy. But you don’t know when someone has added things, and it is a pain to keep in sync.
What is there was a way in which I could use cvs/SubVersion to talk to Confluence, and it would all me to sync up and have local copies. In fact, it would be cool to have a sync’d up copy of the entire Wiki so I could run it locally if I was offline!
I guess with tech such as Near-Time Flow and BEA’s vapourware Alchemy, we could get there too…