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DAView: A Linux WebDAV Client Supporting Effective Distributed Authoring

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Current authoring applications that support WebDAV, such as Word, Photoshop, or Dreamweaver, work by integrating WebDAV capabilities into the application. While this approach provides solid support for collaborative authoring, it is an expensive approach. To add remote authoring capabilities to WebDAV-unaware authoring tools with automatic lock management, we developed DAView running on Linux KDE. DAView provides a GUI view of a WebDAV server, similar to existing WebDAV-enabled file managers. Unique among WebDAV file managers, it also provides the ability to launch an authoring application from its WebDAV view with automatic lock management.


Shin, Won-Joon; Kim, Dong-Ho; Lee, Myung-Joon (2005): DAView: A Linux WebDAV Client Supporting Effective Distributed Authoring. Proceedings of the 2005 ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work. DOI: 10.1145/1099203.1099271. New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery. pp. 446–447. Sanibel Island, Florida, USA