[tomboy-list] Tomboy and DropBox ?
sanfordarmstrong at gmail.com
Tue Mar 30 08:00:52 PDT 2010
On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 7:38 AM, Pascal Sartoretti
<pascal at sartoretti.name> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 4:24 PM, Sandy Armstrong
> <sanfordarmstrong at gmail.com> wrote:
>> So if you do want to keep Tomboy running simultaneously on different
>> machines, it seems the only safe method to use is a real server-based
> DropBox is actually a real server-based sync...
No it's not. You are syncing to a local directory, and then the
dropbox daemon syncs to a server whenever it feels like it. You are
adding an extra leg to the sync that will inevitably lead to an issue
where one Tomboy accesses stale data, which can lead to conflicts.
>> Ubuntu One is probably the easiest thing to set up right now.
> With the major drawback that it currently only runs under Linux (if not only
> the Ubuntu
> distro...). One of Tomboy's major advantages is that it runs also on Windows
> and OS X, and I guess
> that most of its power users (= typically those who use syncing) have more
> than one platform.
This is a common misconception. Ubuntu One's Tomboy sync is not done
using their Dropbox-like service, it's done using our REST API, is
entirely web-based, and works everywhere that Tomboy does.
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