More tidbits on Groove, from a response to a
query I sent:
on the need to keep from having to copy files
into the shared space:
--"In Groove 1.X the concept of links to files will
be incorporated, so there will be only the need
for one copy."
on the need for a tree view of directories:
--"coming in Groove 1.x, later this year."
on the need for conflict prevention and detection:
--"Versioning and checking in and out of files
will also be an enhancement feature in Groove 1.X"
on the possiblity for using at as the basis for the
simple collaboration system:
--"Are you interested in becoming a partner (ie
creating tools for Groove for various companies)?
If so please e-mail email@example.com for more information.
Or again, post your questions on the forums in the devzone.
(where information on how to create tools is available)
Note: one caveat:
--"(Please) keep in mind Groove 1.X that I refer to above
is due out later this year and the different enhancements
I mentioned may come in different versions. The exact
timeframe for each has not yet been determined."
An understandable caveat, all things considered.
But some promising possiblities. Of course, the
single-OS nature of their system is still a huge
issue. If a collaboration system isn't multi-platform,
it just ain't gonna fly.
But the bar has just risen. Because, in however limited
fashion, a simple collaboration system *will* be feasible
in a matter of months.
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