The Slide project main module is a content repository, which can be seen as a low-level content management
framework. Conceptually, it provides a hierarchical organization
of binary content which can be stored into arbitrary, heterogenous,
distributed data stores. In addition, Slide integrates security,
locking, versioning, as well as many other services.
It can integrate and manage data stored within external repositories,
requiring only small abstraction layers to be written for each
repository. That way, Slide can integrate the data
from various physical locations in a hierachical and unified way.
Slide uses can range from managing intranet application content to using it as a file server.
Slide also offers a WebDAV access
module (implemented as a servlet). WebDAV is an IETF standard endorsed by
companies like Microsoft, IBM, Novell, Adobe and many others.
It makes Slide an ideal choice for web-based content management.
All the data managed by Slide can be accessed through WebDAV, and enable
remote administration and manipulation of the data managed by Slide
using standard third party tools, along with the custom ones provided
in the Slide distribution as additional tools.