Re: [greenstone-users] Multiple editors

From Michael Dewsnip
DateWed, 27 Oct 2004 13:28:55 +1300
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Multiple editors
In-Reply-To (BD9EBFB5-33AC%rladlani-ulb-ac-be)
Dear Ramses,

> My organization is currently evaluating Greenstone for one of its project.
> While working with the GLI on some demo collections, I got the following
> message:
> The presence of a lock file suggests this collection is already open
> Do you with to 'steal' the control of this lockfile (not recommended)?
> Although I couldn't find any information about this in the manual, it
> suggests that only one person is allowed to work on a single collection at a
> time?!? Am I misunderstanding it?

No, you are correct: the GLI allows only one person to work on a collection at
a time.

> If only one editor at a time is allowed, does anyone have some suggestions
> about a team methodology to work on a huge catalog? Or would it be hard to
> implement a pending queue and defer the collection building process?

Each person can work on a subset of the data as an independent collection.
Then, these "sub-collections" can be gathered together and built into the whole
collection when necessary.

How you would do this depends on your computer setup. On networked Unix
machines, your whole collection would simply contain symbolic links to the
import folders of each of the individual collections. On other systems you
might have to copy the data around when building the complete collection.