Digital Archiving and Retrieval Tool desktop client
Digital Archiving and Retrieval Tool Desktop Client
Developers: Thomas Pack, Martin Piecyk
Latest Release Version: 126.96.36.199
Latest Release Date: 3 Mar 2008
Operating System: Windows 2000/XP/Vista
License: BSD-style License
The Digital Archiving and Retrieval Tool (DART) desktop 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 188.8.131.52. Employing a version control system, the DART desktop client offers an alternative to popular revision control applications such as Subversion and CVS.
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 obtrusive ways possible by automatically archiving CAD and other relevant files of a team of engineers to a version control system.
The DART desktop client is written with the .NET Framework in the C# programming language and the Windows API. The installer uses the Nullsoft Scriptable Install System.
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.
The client user manual is available inside the download from the link above and on this wiki page.