I believe the use of DVCS is the best way to use zim as a long-term wiki. Maybe we should define how it would work; I'm interested in upgrading the DVCS plugin in this direction.

Damien

On 02/29/2012 05:57 PM, Greg Warner wrote:
Or maybe something like a shared dropbox folder would work.  I'm not
sure how it does conflict resolution, but it's probably better than
nothing and might be more user friendly than a VCS.

On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 9:55 AM, Jaap Karssenberg
<jaap.karssenb...@gmail.com <mailto:jaap.karssenb...@gmail.com>> wrote:

    On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 5:32 PM, Ulf Bro <ulf....@web.de
    <mailto:ulf....@web.de>> wrote:

        Is it possible to leave all files on a server, for example on a
        samba
        server in Linux, and have more people working with it at the
        same time?
        One person can read what another has written just like in Wikipedia?

        Those who have a Windows client have their Zim running there and
        those
        who have a Linux client use the Linux Zim.

        Or is that not possible?


    Yes and no. Yes you can do it. Make sure to set the "shared
    notebook" toggle in the properties, so each user uses their own
    cache folder.

    No it won't work well. Zim does not lock files etc. so you will get
    constant conflicts when users edit the same page at the same time.

    Also you might get performance issues - never tested for this use case.

    Current recommendation for multi-user access is to sync with version
    control, e.g. Bazaar. This is also available for all platforms,
    let's each user change their local copy and then merge & push their
    changes. This way you also can deal with tracking who changed what etc.

    To make it really user friendly you might need to configure a custom
    tool with a script that does the syncing.

    Regards,

    Jaap


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