alex at tweedly.net
Fri Jan 21 20:02:24 EST 2005
Stephen Barncard wrote:
> Why bother with sync at all? That looks like a nightmare!
Because I need it.
> Are all your workstations internet-connected?
No. Some of them are some of the time, but in general they're not. And
it's not acceptable to be unable to make edits when they're not
connected. I think any "delayed update" of a central database finishes
up being equivalent to this problem - there is a small gain from being
able to know that there is a single central "master" version, but it's a
pretty small difference.
> Why not create a MYSQL database and any number of clients made in Rev
> to talk to it. Most good ISPs offer it.
Yeah, all 3 of the ones I use offer MySQL (and CGI scripts if I needed
> All data will be real-time - no copies needed. Very simple.
Simple, but not applicable. If enough of them were connected enough of
the time, I'd probably do as you suggested, with a local cache inside
the Rev app on each machine - but unfortunately that's not the situation
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