2010/Iizip: Hacking together your own Dropbox
Speaker: Ben Dechrau
What is iizip?
iizip aims to provide a simple and transparent file synchronisation mechanism for individuals and enterprises alike. It is a work in progress.
How can you help?
- The iizip web site needs a design, and the product needs a logo. Fancy a go? Find my contact details here.
- Want to play with the code? Feel free to fork the iizip repository.
- Found a bug? Have an idea? Feature requests? Add it to the issue tracker.
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Advanced git flags for specifying the locations of the metadata directory and the working copy: --git-dir and --work-tree
Open API that mimics Ubuntu One is available.
Conflict resolution by renaming one version of the conflicting file and leaving both files in the repository.
inotifywait - command line interface to inotify.
In the pipeline: partial checkout via subscriptions to given folders.
Unison is a file synchronization tool for Unix and Windows.
Checking in iizip files and pulling updates is automatic. But there is nothing to prevent you from skipping the automation utility and running the git commands yourself - at least on Linux.