Feature Request: Version Control
CityDesk is currently a content management system without version control. Version control is needed to ensure that articles can be recovered if an article or a portion of an article is wiped out.
Related feature request: a kind of "check in check out" feature, ensuring edward and alfonso don't work at the same time on the same entry, would be useful (but not on my primary wish list).
Backups are not same as version control.
No, but you can get something back from the past with backups. It's more difficult, but it can be done.
Plus, this is something you can do right now.
Backups are all well and good as a fail-safe strategy, and I already have your recommendation in place. But "Getting something back" from backups is not something I want to do, which is the point of this feature request.
I don't disagree with you, but if you have a need right now then you need to fill it right now.
The best article on "version control" is not often mentioned. Unfortunately, it is clear that most version control systems and CMS were written without thinking about the issues mentioned:
Stephan, any chance of getting a breif bullet-point summary out of you? Or is this post designed to get the fog guys to dig deep into their public libraries?
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