[Owncloud] ownsync, existing?

dal dal_ml at me.com
Sat Dec 10 00:15:38 UTC 2011

Hi Everybody,

I don't mean to be rude or a wiseacre, but first of all I think we should separate the discussion about a stand-alone, cross-plattform syncing application and a quick hacked bash script.

I've been looking through the mailing list back to Jan 2011. The dropbox-like-sync requests occurs quite often. There are/were several approaches, even a GSoC-proposal, about implementing file sync. All were using different techniques.

I deeply believe we should contact some oc-core-developes and we should review the given roadmap, so we can get an idea what is technical appropriate.
One reason for this statement is that there were different discussions about server-side encryption and versioning…

I've attached some general information which I found reviewing the mailing-list, so far.

Kind Regards,



http://mail.kde.org/pipermail/owncloud/2011-January/000374.html	 		- Dropbox-like Syncing
	https://gitorious.org/cloudsync (by Martin Sandmark)
	https://gitorious.org/owncloud-sync-client	(mentioned by Martin Sandmark)
	Frank Karlitschak about the client state::
		The, not yet implemented, plan is to have commandline syncing client with an optional GUI.
The client should:
 1. read a configuration file so see which folders to sync and which owncloud server to use.
 2. mount the owncloud server via fuse or a different tool into a hidden directory.
 3. call a syncing tool like csync to sync between the local directory and the mounted directory
 4. unmount owncloud
 5. write a log-file about the synced files and potential conflicts which the user has to solve.

The client should be as portable as possible of course.
That´s the basic idea. It would be cool if you could help to implement something like this. 

	Riccardo Iaconelli: SyncML Proposal		(server side solution)
	Matthew Dawson began writing a client.
	Andreas Schneider: mentioned csync. http://cysnc.org - csync is a file synchronizer especially designed for you, the normal user.

http://mail.kde.org/pipermail/owncloud/2011-February/000414.html	- KDE owncloud client supposes SyncML on server side
http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/proposal/review/google/gsoc2011/mjd/1	Google Summer Of Code proposal on sync client -> may give some information on features
http://mail.kde.org/pipermail/owncloud/2011-May/000589.html 		- Jan-Christoph Borchardt mentions http://www.syncany.org/ http://www.webupd8.org/2011/05/syncany-great-dropbox-alternative-which.html	- 
http://mail.kde.org/pipermail/owncloud/2011-July/000726.html			- Kunal Ghosh " A file synchronization mechanism using using the OMA standard SyncML"
http://mail.kde.org/pipermail/owncloud/2011-May/000553.html			- drop box survey
http://mail.kde.org/pipermail/owncloud/2011-June/000646.html		- GSoC Sync Client - Server Component (SyncML)
http://mail.kde.org/pipermail/owncloud/2011-July/000731.html			- owncloud 4 non-techs emphasizes that there is a need for a cross-plattform client.
http://mail.kde.org/pipermail/owncloud/2011-July/000680.html			- searched for a Java-less SyncML-implementation
http://mail.kde.org/pipermail/owncloud/2011-August/000842.html		- oc file sync using SyncML	(sourcecode 4 server branch)
http://mail.kde.org/pipermail/owncloud/2011-October/001116.html		- mentions zsync

http://mail.kde.org/pipermail/owncloud/2011-February/000461.html	-	git mod to store binary objects
http://mail.kde.org/pipermail/owncloud/2011-February/000446.html	- 	server side versioning using git
...more to come….

...more to come….

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