> $1 for Android and OS X clients --- I meant Android and IOS clients. The OS X sync client is (I believe) free and open source, as with desktop Linux and Windows.
On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 7:55 PM, Brendan Kidwell <sn...@glump.net> wrote: > I have several hundred pages (in ~3 notebooks) of Zim data that was in > Dropbox for a long time. Two weeks ago I switch to a private ownCloud > instance of mine (hosted on prgmr.com). > > My thoughts: > > * Use the ownCloud desktop sync tool (free for desktop OSes; pay $1 I > think for Android and OS X clients -- of course there's no Zim front-end > for Android or OS X yet anyway, but see next note). The desktop sync tool > uses WebDav and also polls the back-end every 30 seconds to ask if there > are upstream changes. In practice it works about as well as Dropbox and > Google Drive. TRANSPARENT to any desktop apps that just want a pile of > files. > > * You can edit Zim pages using ownCloud's built-in text editor in the > desktop web front-end, and in the Android or OS X clients -- great for > devices where Zim is not installed. > > * Be sure to a) tell the ownCloud sync client never to sync folders named > '.zim'; or b) make sure all your notebooks have the Shared property set to > True. > > * I have noticed occasionally that Zim says something about a temp file it > couldn't write or delete ... or something. But if I dismiss the dialog box > and wait a few seconds, the problem goes away. I have not lost data. If I > can ever figure out how to reproduce it, I will grab debug output and try > to open a coherent bug report. > > Bottom line: ownCloud backend + ownCloud desktop sync + Zim is a winning > combination. > > > > > On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 11:57 AM, SultansOfSwing <sultansofsw...@web.de>wrote: > >> Hello, >> >> I want to warn before anybody proposes to use OwnCloud's syncing >> capabilities for Zim. I tried it some time ago with no luck. The problem >> was that the OwnCloud Sync Client had a really weird naming scheme for >> temporary files and for conflicted files, so whenever any of those >> happen to remain in your Zim tree, they create weird index entries, and >> even worse, on next sync all of these files will be happily distributed >> over all other clients and so forth. >> >> (OwnCloud is in active development, so perhaps I'll give it a try again >> and let you know if things changed.) >> >> Regards, >> SultansOfSwing. >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~zim-wiki >> Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org >> Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~zim-wiki >> More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp >> > >
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