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Attachement checkout

Shiva Shankar
Hi fellow XWikiers,

Am curious to know how you have handled the apparent lack of checkout of
attachments. Any insights will be useful on how to handle this scenario.
 
1. User X creates a page and attaches an Excel spreadsheet
2. User Y then downloads the excel and edits it
3. Before Y can upload the new version, X downloads it again and updates the
excel
4. User Y uploads the excel
 
Of course, X and Y can see what changed between the versions using tools
provided by Excel but this is not very intuitive.
 
Regards,
Shiva
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Re: Attachement checkout

goldring, richard
Shiva,

If users use XWiki as a way of managing document version then this scenario
could happen.

I guess it could be a future enhancement to provide checking out/in of
documents to prevent other users accidently checking out documents another
person is editing. This could be done manually by the users noting in the
wiki page that they've checked out one or more documents though it would be
better to have this feature built into XWiki.

Regards,

Richard

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Hi fellow XWikiers,

Am curious to know how you have handled the apparent lack of checkout of
attachments. Any insights will be useful on how to handle this scenario.
 
1. User X creates a page and attaches an Excel spreadsheet
2. User Y then downloads the excel and edits it
3. Before Y can upload the new version, X downloads it again and updates the
excel
4. User Y uploads the excel
 
Of course, X and Y can see what changed between the versions using tools
provided by Excel but this is not very intuitive.
 
Regards,
Shiva
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Re: Attachement checkout

Sergiu Dumitriu-2
We can't automatically mark downloaded attachments as checked out (not
because it is impossible, but because it is not something we want). It
can be done using a custom velocity template for the attachment list, so
that a user can click on a "mark as checked out" link next to the
attachment, and other users will see who has checked out a document.

goldring, richard wrote:

> Shiva,
>
> If users use XWiki as a way of managing document version then this scenario
> could happen.
>
> I guess it could be a future enhancement to provide checking out/in of
> documents to prevent other users accidently checking out documents another
> person is editing. This could be done manually by the users noting in the
> wiki page that they've checked out one or more documents though it would be
> better to have this feature built into XWiki.
>
> Regards,
>
> Richard
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]]On Behalf
> Of Shiva Shankar
> Sent: 12 May 2008 20:02
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: [xwiki-users] Attachement checkout
>
>
> Hi fellow XWikiers,
>
> Am curious to know how you have handled the apparent lack of checkout of
> attachments. Any insights will be useful on how to handle this scenario.
>  
> 1. User X creates a page and attaches an Excel spreadsheet
> 2. User Y then downloads the excel and edits it
> 3. Before Y can upload the new version, X downloads it again and updates the
> excel
> 4. User Y uploads the excel
>  
> Of course, X and Y can see what changed between the versions using tools
> provided by Excel but this is not very intuitive.


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Re: Attachement checkout

Shiva Shankar
Hi Sergiu,
Makes sense. Attachments are not very "Wiki like".
Thanks
Shiva

Sergiu Dumitriu-2 wrote
We can't automatically mark downloaded attachments as checked out (not
because it is impossible, but because it is not something we want). It
can be done using a custom velocity template for the attachment list, so
that a user can click on a "mark as checked out" link next to the
attachment, and other users will see who has checked out a document.

goldring, richard wrote:
> Shiva,
>
> If users use XWiki as a way of managing document version then this scenario
> could happen.
>
> I guess it could be a future enhancement to provide checking out/in of
> documents to prevent other users accidently checking out documents another
> person is editing. This could be done manually by the users noting in the
> wiki page that they've checked out one or more documents though it would be
> better to have this feature built into XWiki.
>
> Regards,
>
> Richard
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: users-bounces@xwiki.org [mailto:users-bounces@xwiki.org]On Behalf
> Of Shiva Shankar
> Sent: 12 May 2008 20:02
> To: users@xwiki.org
> Subject: [xwiki-users] Attachement checkout
>
>
> Hi fellow XWikiers,
>
> Am curious to know how you have handled the apparent lack of checkout of
> attachments. Any insights will be useful on how to handle this scenario.
>  
> 1. User X creates a page and attaches an Excel spreadsheet
> 2. User Y then downloads the excel and edits it
> 3. Before Y can upload the new version, X downloads it again and updates the
> excel
> 4. User Y uploads the excel
>  
> Of course, X and Y can see what changed between the versions using tools
> provided by Excel but this is not very intuitive.


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