Forum OpenACS Development: WebDAV Implementation for OpenACS
First, let me provide an end user perspective. File manager is probably the most important and heavily used package in dotLRN. Our users like dotLRN but consistently complain about the clunky interface. I think adding WebDAV support would probably be the most important contribution we could make on behalf of end users.
Second, from a technical perspective I think it's important to have WebDAV support in AOL Server. There were a number of sessions at the open world conference on WebDAV and it's clear that it's becoming a very important standard for both proprietary and open source development. I would encourage OpenACS developers to begin looking at this.
Talli has already begun some work in this area and I have asked him to provide an update to the community. Depending on the scope, we might be able to fund the effort or at least get it going. Any and all feedback is welcome.
Anyway I'm very interested in having WebDAV in AOLserver - especially integrated with our CMS. We also thought about sponsoring such development. We know one person (Polish programmer) who probably can do it. I belive we cannnot help much in sponsoring such development in the US, because of difference in salaries in our countries. But if you help us to pay somone in Poland it could be feasable.
I could contact such person, but I need more precise specification what has to be done.
ns_dav was build on mod_dav so any compatibility problems generally would exist in both.
I have enough of the spec implemented to work with the standalone cadaver and Goliath clients, but the problems with WebFoldes and the OSX WebDAV client are due to the current incompleteness of my implementation.
Please please, can someone help. It a question regarding webdav, wanted to ask how the implementation of webdav differs from manually coding server implementation, for example the versioning can be coded in, not necessary to use webdav, and the lcking techinque can also be implmented, why would someone therefore want to use webdav is it easeir to implement, i understadnd the dav module has to be attached is this precess easeir how does it wrk.
Can somone please help im desperate.