[Clipart] DMS 0.11 Released

Mike Traum mtraum at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 24 15:58:09 PDT 2005

I downloaded and installed DMS from cvs hoping to test some concepts
for some client-side development ideas I have, using soap to access
the dms. Is there a url that I can hit on the dms server that will
provide a wsdl?

Or, is there documentation somewhere on the api?


--- Bryce Harrington <bryce at bryceharrington.com> wrote:
> Document::Manager (DMS) 0.11 has been released and posted to CPAN,
> and
> will soon appear at this location:
>     http://cpan.uwinnipeg.ca/dist/Document-Manager
> Changes since the last release have focused on a Document::Object
> module
> for use in tracking metadata and other aspects of a given document.
>  As
> well, more internal data checking is performed to hopefully catch
> issues.
> This is a development release, and is still not really usable.  I
> notice
> that the daemon crashes due to Broken Pipe errors quite a bit, and
> I've
> not tested the metadata store function very much.  My guess is that
> there's a lot of bugs hidden away in it, but given increased
> interest
> lately and the fact that the last release was 6 months ago, I
> figured it
> was time!
> One of the main design challenges I've been wrestling over this
> year has
> been that PHP and Perl don't communicate as well through SOAP as
> I'd
> initially assumed.  That was a pretty big let-down, since that was
> one
> of the main reasons I'd built this around SOAP.  It looked like to
> recast it into something PHP could tolerate would require a
> complete rearchitecting of a lot of the Perl code, or alternately
> would
> require doing the website in Perl instead of PHP.
> However, with some help from discussions on the OCAL list, I think
> there's a fairly simple solution:  Instead of having the PHP access
> the
> SOAP API directly, implement Perl scripts to perform the SOAP
> actions.
> Not an eligant solution, but a heck of a lot less work than other
> options.  One benefit is that it'll decouple things in a nice
> fashion.
> Bryce
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