Forum .LRN Q&A: Re: LRN Application Status Discussion - File Storage

Posted by Alfred Essa on
Matthias: "why filestore uses its own version administration,
    confusing not only people who use their word processors'
    built-in revision tracking for collaborative editing, but
    also ordinary users asked to enter revision descriptions."

Collaborative editing is not the same as version control. It's a strength of OpenACS | .LRN that it provides version control i.e. the ability to manage multiple versions of arbitrary objects, including document, through the content repository. Collaborative editing is something different entirely: you can see who made which changes but you are still working with a single document.

IMHO this is not a UI issue, but a user education issue. We don't see this as a problem among our users.