anyone using collectiveaccess for their collections?
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Wed Mar 9 12:41:30 CST 2011
In article <4D77C55F.5040008 at bitsavers.org>,
Al Kossow <aek at bitsavers.org> writes:
> >> We ran into a problem where image paths were hardcoded with windows pathna
> >> which causes the OSX version of the client to fail.
> > Was this encountered while using CollectiveAccess?
> No, this was with Mimsy, the system CHM uses. I just pointed this out to note
that not all
> clients deal with pathnames the same way and it might be a problem if someone
> this in a heterogeneous environment.
OK, I'll keep an eye out for this with CA. I'm going to start
experimenting with CollectiveAccess. When I was at the Living
Computer Museum, Rich Alderson mentioned a program called PastPerfect.
I looked at it and the vendor lock-in feel to it put me off. Plus it
costs money and only ran on Windows. CA is a web application, so I
can leverage data backup plans from a web hosting service instead of
having to maintain my own backups. Also, being an open source PHP
application I can host it on classiccmp.org for minimal expense. With
an open source PHP application I have the option of contributing
extnesions that address problems in the vintage computing domain and
share them with others.
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