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Old 07-05-2006, 05:26 PM   #1
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Windows Sharepoint


Hello Friends,
Is there any server in linux like windows sharepoint?

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Old 07-05-2006, 06:25 PM   #2
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what is windows sharepoint?

i know what windows shares are, and i know what ICS is, but i have never heard of windows sharepoint.
 
Old 07-05-2006, 07:37 PM   #3
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Is there any server in linux like windows sharepoint?
If you ask if there is a point-click solution like MICROS~1 Sh.*t is, then the answer is no. (And AFAIK even MICROS~1 Sh.*t doesn't function as standalone, you need Exchange as well.) If you would ask if GNU/Linux is versatile enough to replace core functionality MICROS~1 Sh.*t has, then I'd say yes. Start by defining what the core functionalities are.
 
Old 07-06-2006, 03:55 AM   #4
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Now, now unSpawn, chill out, I do see your point.

Turab, how about you define what it is you would like to acheive in terms of functionality?

If it is document sharing, and versioning, then maybe Subversion is what you need, with apache and mod dav svn. If you then want windows shares with that, you can use SAMBA for that. Now if you want both of those things together, maybe it is possible to layer SAMBA on top of an SVNFS system (subversion file system based on FUSE). Then, if you would like a fancy web front end to that, you could probably adapt trac (which works well with subversion), or other wiki/CMS systems. Now since these are all FOSS, I think that an adapted package could be created depending on all that stuff being present and sporting model configurations for the tools. So eventually, yes, with work, a point-click setup for such a tool could exist.

But, if you can define what you expect to be able to do, then a solution much closer to your needs could be considered.

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Old 07-06-2006, 05:59 AM   #5
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//OT, sorry:
Now, now unSpawn, chill out, I do see your point.
LOL. No you don't. Bashing is not the intent.
The regex was just very fortunate ;-p
 
Old 07-07-2006, 08:28 AM   #6
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//More OT - you mean there is a regexp that replaces certain Redmond giant software trademarked terms? It was the old dos file trick with tilde one, plus what looked very close to a profanity that made me perceive bashing...

I may have to play with sharepoint to see what it actually does, on a high level, I understand it is a web repo of office documents with versioning, SMB sharing and a few other bits. But there may be more to it than I know, not having really had any reason to use it. Does it integrate with Office or do you still have download the doc, edit it, then upload the new version after saving?

Could extensions/plugins for OO.org be made to do something similar? Especially as XML formats are a few tonnes more sensible to diff than the word file format - which is some badly made legacy binary soup.
 
Old 07-07-2006, 11:00 AM   #7
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Sharepoint used to be known as Groove. It's a collaboration tool which gives you document sharing and versioning, instant messaging, forums and discussion boards and other stuff which has slipped my mind. It's also run from it's own server (needs SQL server seperately) and allows users to have there own intranet space in a few clicks.

Doesn't mambo do something like this?
 
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//Even more OT
you mean there is a regexp that replaces certain Redmond giant software trademarked terms?
Apparently it does, yes ;-p


Could extensions/plugins for OO.org be made to do something similar?
If the sharing/repo product is FOSS that would definately be cool. If it's a general ci/co thing it shouldn't be hard to do I think, more of a format thing.


Sharepoint used to be known as Groove.
Ever worked with Groove? Just wondering...


It's a collaboration tool which gives you document sharing and versioning, (..)
...and once it swallows your doc in the repo you're SOL. While it ain't exactly new or groundbreaking I like the general collaboration idea but from what I've seen the implementation seems a wee bit flawed.


Doesn't mambo do something like this?
Or Citadel?
 
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Ever worked with Groove? Just wondering...
No, I've only seen demos of Sharepoint. It's one of those tools that is very useful in a large office environment. If you set up a working group with a finite life, it's useful because you can give yourself a web presence/intranet presence for the group in a few minutes - especially handy if you're working out of several cities or countries. Pretty useless for a small single location office though.


...and once it swallows your doc in the repo you're SOL. While it ain't exactly new or groundbreaking I like the general collaboration idea but from what I've seen the implementation seems a wee bit flawed.
Standard MS fare - innovation = take someone else's idea and repackage! One of those things that will get a lot more coverage now that MS is running it and it should integrate into MS Office, etc very well. As with all thing MS really.


Or Citadel?
Not come across Citadel - do you have a link?
 
Old 07-10-2006, 08:37 PM   #10
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Pretty useless for a small single location office though.
Hmm. IMHO it depends on what and how many clients you got, what relationship you build with them and the amount of projects you do for them. Structures are only there to support efficiency.


Not come across Citadel
I'm not surprised. Citadel doesn't handle PR well. Shame, packaged features (it's a standalone server, nothing else needed) look really good and it's stable and matured, not a bunch of bleeding edge alpha or beta's: "Citadel is a different kind of messaging and collaboration platform. While others focus on automating business processes, Citadel focuses on connecting communities of people together." It has more features but this is roughly what's in it:
- SMTP, IMAP, POP
- Group calendaring and scheduling
- Contact and task lists
- Web-based frontend
- Access to mail, calendars, etc. using GroupDAV-enabled clients (Kontact, Evolution)
- Built-in IM service
 
Old 07-11-2006, 05:53 PM   #11
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If Citadel can handle sharing and collaborating on documents - as in multiple users can edit them - it pretty much does what Sharepoint does and may be the answer to post 1.
 
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If you want content management and document sharing, look into plone, which runs on top of Zope.
 
  


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