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The '''Digital Archiving and Retrieval Tool (DART) client''' is an open-source client application with the purpose of automatically versioning and archiving files by communicating with the [[Digital Archiving and Retrieval Tool Server|DART server]] along with other important information. The current version is 1.0.0.0. Employing a version control system, the DART client offers an alternative to popular revision control applications such as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subversion_%28software%29 Subversion] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concurrent_Versions_System CVS].
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The '''Digital Archiving and Retrieval Tool (DART) client''' is an open-source client application with the purpose of automatically versioning and archiving files and metadata by communicating with the [[Digital Archiving and Retrieval Tool Server|DART server]]. The current version is 1.0.0.0. Employing a version control system, the DART client offers an alternative to popular revision control applications such as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subversion_%28software%29 Subversion] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concurrent_Versions_System CVS].
  
 
==Motivation==
 
==Motivation==

Revision as of 13:46, 5 April 2007

The Digital Archiving and Retrieval Tool (DART) client is an open-source client application with the purpose of automatically versioning and archiving files and metadata by communicating with the DART server. The current version is 1.0.0.0. Employing a version control system, the DART client offers an alternative to popular revision control applications such as Subversion and CVS.

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Motivation

The design processes of mechanical engineering projects are often not captured when engineers are working on a project. Hence, this application aims to capture the design process in the least obstrusive ways possible by automatically archiving CAD and other relevant files of a team of engineers to a version control system.

Download

Version 1.0.0.0

License

The DART client uses a BSD-style license.

Implementation

The DART client is written with the .NET Framework in the C# programming language and the Windows API. The installer uses the Nullsoft Scriptable Install System for the Windows installer.

Repository Access

Utilizing Java servlets as the core functionality of the back-end, the DART server allows for the stored file versions to be downloaded and viewed with a web browser.