WebDAV Clients

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by marco114, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. marco114 macrumors 6502

    marco114

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2001
    Location:
    USA
    #1
    Hi:

    My company wants to start using WebDAV so that we don't overwrite each other's work. Check in/out files for example. Dreamweaver does this, but I hate Dreamweaver. I like to use BBEDIT.

    Before WebDAV access, I used FTP in Transmit. In Transmit, you just click on the file, and hit Command-J and it opens right in BBEDIT. I love this method as it's fast and efficient.

    Transmit also connects to WebDAV, however it does not checkout the file. Which sucks major. Boo!

    Anyone got an suggestions?

    Thanks
    Marc
     
  2. bhess macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2007
    #2
    Dreamweaver's WebDAV support, at least in Dreamweaver 8, is very flaky. Dreamweaver 8 screws up the WebDAV lock files. Do you have any input into the decision? You might recommend that your company go with Subversion instead. Subversion support is built in to BBEdit and TextMate, and there's a plugin you can buy for Dreamweaver if you're afraid of the command line. You'll find that lots of WebDAV clients implement lock files incorrectly, or do not implement them at all, so it's a crap shoot as to whether or not version control can actually be accomplished with WebDAV.
     
  3. marco114 thread starter macrumors 6502

    marco114

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2001
    Location:
    USA
    #3
    How does it work?

    Does subversion work well? How do you connect from BBEDIT?

    Got any info on that?

    Thanks
    Marc
     
  4. tjwett macrumors 68000

    tjwett

    Joined:
    May 6, 2002
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NYC
    #4
    why would you need a client to connect to webDAV? +K in the Finder.
     
  5. bhess macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2007
    #5
    I didn't even realize that the Finder could be used as a DAV client. That might be the best solution overall, since getting Subversion up and running and training everyone in how to use it could be overly cumbersome.

    The way Subversion works, your site is held in a "repository" on the server. When you want to edit stuff on a client machine, you start by "checking out" the repository. Changes are made on your local machine, and then are "committed" back to the server. If this sounds too complicated, it probably is. If you're interested, there's a section in the BBEdit manual on how to use BBEdit with a Subversion repository.
     
  6. tjwett macrumors 68000

    tjwett

    Joined:
    May 6, 2002
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NYC
    #6
    yeah the Finder will just mount it like any other network volume. and it does a pretty good job of locking the files. it could take a long time to close very large files in Tiger, not sure if this is addressed in Leopard or not.

    we use Finder-mounted WebDAV for collaborative work all the time and it does a nice job once you've got a little system in place.
     

Share This Page