(Source: Alfresco book link)
Using Alfresco as a Smart document repository; working with automatic version tracking and control, and accessing the repository from the Web, shared network folders, or FTP
You are right...Automatic version control is like subversion (SVN). Whenever you check-in a document into SVN it automatically creates a new vesrion.
Originally posted by George Stoianov:
So those Alfresco than index and compare the text inside text files the way SVN does, what I mean is let us say I created a Product presentation and put it in Alfresco later when the product changed and I had to make modification and I put the new document Alfreson would record the changes and I can request to see how the document has evolved over time and I can choose to print an old version if I so desire. Is this what you meant? If yes what mechanisms are used to accomplish this?
I think it is really good that you have so many ways of adding documents... I should really give it a try. Are there start up DB schema scripts etc. for MySQL I think so you said 5 min to install .
And I have one more "politically charged" question (I would understand if you do not answer):
I have been looking and reading about Python for a while, never tried it in production or for play, and I am a big Java fan, so I was wondering how would you compare Plone which is based on Zope and Python and Alfresco based on Java and quite a few open source frameworks etc.??