> $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.
>>
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