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Thu Mar 5 14:32:51 EST 2020
Bob Sneidar wrote:
> And again, I must caution that any local folders set to sync with a
> nextCloud device, if you then uncheck a subfolder, it will REMOVE THE
> LOCAL SUBFOLDER! The NextCloud people figured that the NextCloud
> device must become the master, and your own local files the slave.
Ah, but there's the rub: the concepts of "master" and "slave" do not
apply to peer syncing systems.
Whether the behavior is correct or not depends on the use-case. Most
other sync systems avoid the question altogether by completely
disallowing subfolder control. So if you want the same, limit your use
of the options Nextcloud provides - just don't change the checkbox for
If you do choose to fine-tune your settings for subfolders, for the last
several years the implications for the choice are described when you
click the checkbox, requiring confirmation. If that's not what you want
for your use case, the easiest solution (with any sync system) is to
just move the folder outside of the one you've designated for syncing.
If this specific scenario is of interest, and simply moving the folder
isn't an option, these discussions will lend insight into the
Sync is one of those things that seems simple on the surface, and
usually is for most users, but there are enough edge cases that good
sync is rare and good flexible sync even rarer.
Having used Dropbox and Google Drive before moving my important stuff to
Nextcloud, I've found not only more control over what gets synced and
how, but also fewer conflict files than I used to see.
All that said....
The real point of my post was to draw attention to the very useful
WebDAV library bangkok posted from Matthias Rebbe:
You can :
-upload a file
-download a file
-create a folder
-delete a folder/file
-list the content of a folder (method PROPFIND)
You can use this to talk to ANY server using the popular WebDAV standard.
You can make custom workgroup solutions for a wide range of services,
including PCloud and Google Drive, or with custom servers running the
WebDAV modules available for Apache, Lightttpd, NginX, and more.
The nice thing about also considering Nextcloud in the mix of platforms
you might support with this library is that you have a ready audience of
an estimated 250,000 installs, including many governments, universities,
and both large and small businesses. Extra bonus points that it has a
nice UI for user management right in the box, and a thriving community
of plugins extending it in new ways.
I'm excited about what it's doing for my business today, and how I can
lend that experience to helping other businesses with custom tools made
in LiveCode tomorrow.
WebDAV is kinda cool. And thanks to Matthias' library, it's also fun.
Fourth World Systems
>> On Mar 4, 2020, at 22:58 , Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
<use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> Useful for Anyone to Know:
>> I've raved about Nextcloud here enough that I'll bet Mark Wieder's
tired of it <g>, so I'll try to not let me enthusiasm run away with me -
I could go on about Nextcloud for way more than anyone wants to read.
>> It's like a blend of Dropbox, Google Docs, and more than a hundred
add-on apps for everything from a kanban tool to media streaming to
videoconferencing - all free and open source:
>> I use one internallt, to sync my LiveCode plugins folder across my
machines, as well as some client projects. And I use another externally
as a client portal where we share files, a kanban board, etc.
>> If you can set up an Apache Server under Ubuntu on a VPS, adding
Nextcloud is as easy as a one-line Snap call.
>> If you're not yet comfortable wrangling servers, there are many
companies offering hosting listed at the site.
>> Nextcloud's file repository is a WebDAV server, which makes it a
perfect compliment to something that showed up in our community just the
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