Hi,

Together with a friend I'm sharing a Zim notebook for a private project. We share the notebook via Dropbox. We did toggle the shared notebook setting.

It is working, but we have to be careful. We are aware about the pitfall that we can not change the same page at the same time. However, we use the Dropbox RSS feed in order to know changes about files in the Dropbox folder. That way we have some view on our mutual actions.

A real multi-user environment would fit us too. We could use Google docs, but we like the specific features of Zim. We are both using Zim for a personal notebook too. I'm using Zim extensively for my project management. Don't like Google docs for that. The todo tags, separate moveable subpages and task list is a main tool for me. That's why I still want to use Zim for that private project, despite the lack of multi-user features.

Regards,
Frank

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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