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Check in / check out per default?

Question asked by simon on Feb 18, 2008

As you probably know we have some issues with external programs changing metadata in the Alfresco repository: Excel creating versions on read access and vi deleting all metadata after saving. These seem problems that are not easy to solve but maybe it could help to make check in / check out the default behavior?

Would it be possible to check out each document when a user edits it and check it in again after closing the file? This would solve the vi problem (the new file would just update the old one, keeping the metadata) and may help to "promote" the check in / check out way, now people almost never use this feature… why would they?

Just an idea, what do you think?