[nycbug-talk] Document Manager as part of Ports Tree?

Jesse Callaway bonsaime at gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 15:25:19 EDT 2011

On Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 3:05 PM, Matt Juszczak <matt at atopia.net> wrote:
>> How about plain old Apache WebDAV?
>> As a plus, you can mount the managed folders as OS-level filesystems on
>> desktops.
> I haven't worked with webDAV, other than with SVN, but it wasn't setup by
> me.
> Does Firefox support WebDAV HTTP methods or would I need to use a different
> client to interact with the files?
> -Matt
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Firefox supports it... but the trick is to let the browser know that
these resources (your files) are accessible via DAV verbs. I think
you'll still have to let the browser know that it can read/set ACL's
etc, which means writing an interface to the files you're serving up.
So you could have checkboxes next to each file listed and some actions
like delete/rename/copy. I don't know of any web interface so-written
that does this for you. Strange... you'd think there would be one that
comes to mind.

There should be a fuse or otherwise available port for use to mount
the DAV space as a network drive... which is the easiest way to DAV.
For example, on my Mac I choose something like "Mount network
drive..." and then get to setting up DAV. Same works for Windows
clients without much hassle.

Maybe a Wiki would be good?


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