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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
Unison doesn't watch directories (so you're stuck with cron) and doesn't keep old versions of modified/deleted files, IIRC.

Both true, though at least on Linux you can outsource the folder-watching to the kernel (inotify / fanotify / whatever it is this week). For example with a simple script you could use the inotifywatch tool to watch the local sync folder, and run unison when changes are made. Of course this is no good if you expect changes coming down from the server (ie if someone else is going to be working on another sync'd client at the same time as you), but in that instance you probably want to be using a full-fledged VCS and handling the sync/conflict process manually.

Mind you, unison is pretty efficient anyway so a cron-based polling approach needn't be ruled out immediately. If you haven't experienced running it periodically, you should also know that successive runs are much faster in the comparing stage than the first run. (I think this may be because the instance on the server stays alive for a while after running.)

As for "very old", Unison is still actively maintained, it's just that it's pretty much finished as far as the authors are concerned. Nothing wrong with that :)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Havin_it wrote:

Unison doesn't seem to have anything over DVCS-autosync. Maybe it's more efficient, but I need version control.

smartass wrote:

Sparkleshare? :P

# USE="geoloc gstreamer" emerge -pv sparkleshare

These are the packages that would be merged, in order:

Calculating dependencies... done!
[ebuild  N     ] app-text/docbook-dsssl-stylesheets-1.79  272 kB
[ebuild  N     ] app-text/docbook-sgml-dtd-3.0-r3:3.0  43 kB
[ebuild  N     ] sys-apps/paxctl-0.7-r2  8 kB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-libs/libtasn1-2.14  USE="-doc -static-libs" 1,931 kB
[ebuild  N     ] app-crypt/p11-kit-0.14  USE="-debug" 534 kB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-libs/nettle-2.6:0/4  USE="gmp -doc -static-libs {-test}" 1,354 kB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-lang/orc-0.4.16-r1  USE="-examples -static-libs" 653 kB
[ebuild  N     ] www-client/links-2.7:2  USE="X bzip2 deprecated gpm jpeg ssl tiff unicode zlib -directfb -fbcon -livecd -lzma (-suid) (-svga)" 3,806 kB
[ebuild  N     ] sys-libs/libcap-ng-0.7.3  USE="-python -static-libs" 384 kB
[ebuild  N     ] app-text/scrollkeeper-dtd-1.0:1.0  11 kB
[ebuild  N     ] app-text/opensp-1.5.2-r3  USE="nls -doc -static-libs {-test}" 1,486 kB
[ebuild  N     ] app-text/iso-codes-3.40  3,549 kB
[ebuild  N     ] app-text/openjade-1.3.2-r5  USE="-static-libs" 874 kB
[ebuild  NS    ] sys-devel/automake-1.10.3:1.10 [1.11.6:1.11, 1.13.1:1.13] 936 kB
[ebuild  N     ] net-libs/gnutls-3.1.6  USE="cxx nls zlib -dane -doc -examples -guile -pkcs11 -static-libs {-test}" LINGUAS="-cs -de -en -fi -fr -it -ms -nl -pl -sv -uk -vi -zh_CN" 4,906 kB
[ebuild  N     ] media-libs/gstreamer-0.10.36:0.10  USE="introspection nls orc {-test}" 2,955 kB
[ebuild  N     ] gnome-base/gsettings-desktop-schemas-3.6.1  USE="introspection" 376 kB
[ebuild  N     ] media-libs/gst-plugins-base-0.10.36:0.10  USE="introspection nls orc" 2,309 kB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-util/gdbus-codegen-2.34.3  PYTHON_TARGETS="python2_7 python3_2 -python2_5 -python2_6 -python3_1 (-python3_3)" 0 kB
[ebuild  N     ] app-text/scrollkeeper-9999-r1  0 kB
[ebuild  N     ] app-text/rarian-0.8.1-r2  USE="-static-libs" 449 kB
[ebuild  NS    ] app-text/docbook-xml-dtd-4.3-r1:4.3 [4.1.2-r6:4.1.2] 82 kB
[ebuild  NS    ] app-text/docbook-xml-dtd-4.4-r2:4.4 [4.1.2-r6:4.1.2] 94 kB
[ebuild  N     ] app-text/gnome-doc-utils-0.20.10  515 kB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-util/gtk-doc-1.18-r1  USE="-debug -doc -emacs -highlight {-test} -vim" 0 kB
[ebuild  N     ] app-misc/geoclue-0.12.99  USE="gtk -connman -geonames -gps -gsmloc -hostip -manual -networkmanager -nominatim -plazes -skyhook -static-libs -yahoo-geo" 594 kB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-dotnet/libgdiplus-2.10.9  USE="cairo" 2,026 kB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-lang/mono-2.10.9-r2  USE="-minimal -pax_kernel -xen" 33,241 kB
[ebuild  N     ] net-libs/libproxy-0.4.10-r1  USE="-gnome -kde -mono -networkmanager -perl -python -spidermonkey {-test} -webkit" 370 kB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-dotnet/glib-sharp-2.12.10:2  USE="-debug" 1,601 kB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-dotnet/gtk-sharp-gapi-2.12.10:2  USE="-debug" 0 kB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-dotnet/dbus-sharp-0.7.0-r1  125 kB
[ebuild  N     ] net-libs/glib-networking-2.34.2  USE="gnome libproxy ssl -smartcard {-test}" 339 kB
[ebuild  N     ] app-crypt/gcr-3.6.2:0/1  USE="introspection -debug {-test}" 1,334 kB
[ebuild  N     ] net-libs/libsoup-2.40.2:2.4  USE="introspection ssl -debug -samba {-test}" 691 kB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-dotnet/pango-sharp-2.12.10:2  USE="-debug" 0 kB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-dotnet/dbus-sharp-glib-0.5.0  94 kB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-dotnet/atk-sharp-2.12.10:2  USE="-debug" 0 kB
[ebuild  N     ] net-libs/webkit-gtk-1.8.3-r200:2  USE="geoloc gstreamer introspection jit webgl (-aqua) -coverage -debug -spell {-test}" 7,631 kB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-dotnet/gdk-sharp-2.12.10:2  USE="-debug" 0 kB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-dotnet/gtk-sharp-2.12.10:2  USE="-debug" 0 kB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-dotnet/webkit-sharp-0.3-r1  87 kB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-dotnet/notify-sharp-0.4.0_pre20090305  USE="-doc" 78 kB
[ebuild  N     ] gnome-base/gnome-keyring-3.6.2  USE="caps pam -debug (-selinux) {-test}" 1,114 kB
[ebuild  N     ] gnome-base/libgnome-keyring-3.6.0  USE="introspection -debug {-test} -vala" 414 kB
[ebuild  N     ] net-libs/libsoup-gnome-2.40.2:2.4  USE="introspection -debug" 0 kB
[ebuild  N     ] gnome-base/gvfs-1.14.2  USE="cdda gtk http udev -afp -archive -avahi -bluetooth -bluray -doc -fuse -gdu -gnome-keyring -gphoto2 -ios -samba -systemd -udisks" 1,434 kB
[ebuild  N     ] net-misc/sparkleshare-1.0.0  631 kB

Total: 48 packages (45 new, 3 in new slots), Size of downloads: 79,314 kB

All this to replace a 668 SLOC python script + git :lol:
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