On 01/24/2011 11:10 PM, Scardino, Leonard R Jr ERDC-ITL-MS Contractor wrote:
> I'm being asked to do a File Exchange application in XWiki.  Basically giving
> the users the ability to upload and download files for each others use.  My
> first thought was to simply use different pages for collections and have
> people use the built in file attachment stuff.  However, I'm being told that
> isn't intuitive enough, so I'm looking to do some sort of FTP like thing
> where paths can be created and files uploaded to those paths to be later
> downloaded by others.
> I guess my question is, does anyone know of an existing app that does this,
> or am I going to have to create this myself?

You can use WebDAV to access the wiki.

You can do some custom UI on top of the basic attachment feature.

But note that the current attachment storage is not that memory 
efficient, so it won't work well if the attachments are big. If you have 
attachments less than 10-20 megabytes, that's OK, but bigger than that 
requires a different approach. This will improve in the near future (3.0 
/ 3.1 hopefully).

Another alternative is to implement the file exchange using another 
system, maybe even plain old FTP, and only provide an UI for it in 
XWiki. How exactly this can be done depends on the service you want to 
use and what remote access APIs it provides.

Sergiu Dumitriu
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