OT: new documents notification and approval

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Sat Aug 12 16:51:58 UTC 2006

On 2006-08-12 18:26, Andrea Venturoli <ml.diespammer at netfence.it> wrote:
> Hello.
> I apologize for the OT, but I really wouldn't know where to ask and,
> afterall, server side will be FreeBSD.
> A customer of mine has the need to notify all users when a certain type
> of new document is written and ask them to sign they have read it.
> Right now everything is on plain old paper, with someone running after
> everyone personally, but obviously they'd like to move to the electronic
> way.
> Right now the best (but surely not the only one) solution I've thought
> of is be the following:
> _ that same person can write to a SMB share on my server and will put
> new documents there;
> _ some program in NETLOGON.CMD will check for new entries, pop up a
> window with the link and the "Accept" button; acceptance means something
> will be written somewhere (possibly on that same share or another, or
> connecting to a web script);
> _ some PHP web page will collect the result and display who has accepted
> and who must be sollicited.

Nah!  That's a hack and an ugly one too.

Just get a full document management system, instead of reimplementing a
square wheel in PHP and being happy that it didn't come up with more
edges :-)

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