Hi all

Re: Working Out-of-the-box WebDAV
PLIP 187 <http://plone.org/products/plone/roadmap/187>

Partially for my own benefit: an update, and a question.

Neither <http://plone.org/products/plone/roadmap/> nor <http://dev.plone.org/old/plone/report/24 > maps this proposal.

Bundle review <http://dev.plone.org/old/plone/ticket/7732> was closed in relation to Plone 3.1. We'll need a comparable ticket in relation to the Team's preferred milestone.

I'm aware of Sidnei's move to Canonical Ltd. <http://www.linkedin.com/in/sidnei > (if you're reading, Sidnei: hi!) and am prepared to take on/share as much as I can.

Motivations for me include OpenOffice.org 3.1 RC1 (and previously OOo- dev) improved compatibility with WebDAV.†

A question for FWT:

* instinctively, where/when on Plone roadmap do you envisage PLIP 187?

I'll be in <irc://irc.freenode.net/#plone> as often as I can, if anyone would like to kick the ball around.


On 28 Oct 2008, at 23:09, Ricardo Newbery wrote:

On Oct 28, 2008, at 2:21 PM, Alan Runyan wrote:

… If the OSX webdav support was dropped from this PLIP …


At the moment, it clearly suggests that the OSX behavior was specifically targeted.

I will leave that up to Sidnei. Having a working WebDAV is a big change. We have been working on the problem for over 3 years. I would suggest that sidnei/framework team focus on a platform agnostic dav client on the first go around. If you focus on having every platform supported fully - it may or may not happen.

I will let sidnei answer for himself.

Alan Runyan

FWIW my gut feelings are that a platform agnostic (Plone service- oriented) client:

a) may be unexpectedly difficult to realise;


b) of greater concern, may detract from the underlying proposal/wish to have Plone *server* 'play well' (as we used to say) with others.

Just to be clear, even though this issue is important to me, I'm agnostic about whether this particular PLIP *should* include OSX webdav fixes.

But regardless, I think we can agree that it is very important that PLIPs accurately reflect what is actually being proposed before they become part of the public release documentation.


There's also e.g. <http://dev.plone.org/old/plone/ticket/8592> 'Remove external editor support' to consider.

Best regards

Graham Perrin, Project/Media Development Officer
CENTRIM - the Centre for Research in Innovation Management

† As Microsoft Office 2008 continues to fail with WebDAV, OOo 3.1.x is a most welcome improvement.
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