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cmpm

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Sosius
« on: December 16, 2008, 09:50:48 AM »
http://sosius.com/

Has anyone ever used this service?
I am and it works fine.

But now they have my head spinning with this newest addon.
I hope you can read this screenshot.

Which seems to be saying to sync folders with Sosius.
I guess.......

I don't know and I'm not sure what this SVN client is all about.
Or which one to choose from this list in linked in the newsletter.

http://subversion.ti...g/links.html#clients

Anyone know about this stuff?
Thanks in advance!




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Re: Sosius
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2008, 01:31:00 PM »
No, but it is one among many. So before you sign up, check out the competitors.

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Re: Sosius
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2008, 07:29:05 PM »
Well, I've been signed up for a while and using it.
I'm just wondering what this new thing is.
New to me anyway.

I'll do some research on it when I get time.
At work now, but I'll post what I find for anyone interested.
I am cause it looks rather cool!
And so far it has worked very good for me.

I thought maybe someone here would know right off.
So that kind of is not good considering the software crowd here.

The competitors would be what?
I guess google docs or Zoho or Thinkfree.
I haven't tried Collaber that has been mentioned here before.

Anyone work with others that would compare?

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Re: Sosius
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2008, 08:08:27 PM »
It is strange to see old solutions in new clothes. I think someone simply gives you his server to store all of your data using SVN, probably with few additional features (like IM, calendars...).

"By default" SVN is meant for managing source code but, as we can all see, it might be used for other files too. Only their web interface looks fancy but the rest of this "service" can be achieved by anyone using other tools. The biggest adventage of "own solution" would be complete data management. You don't need to rely (or trust) on external companies as long as you can run SVN server on your PC.

Being honest: I made similar things on my machine with "Prince Of Persia: Warrior Within". Newly bought game was crashing and corrupting save games badly. Thanks to SVN I was able to always retrieve old data (in worst case scenario) or synchronize them through LAN with other PC.

My advice for you: either build your own SVN server or try other services for backup only (ex. Dropbox). In second case, remember to encrypt data before external storage.

PS. I had stopped using SVN and now I have CVS for source code only :)

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Re: Sosius
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2008, 09:27:33 PM »
Thamks for your input fenix.
I'll try to sort it all out soon enough, no hurry.

The idea is real time collaberation.
Which Google Docs does well.
But this had some more perks I think.

I reckon I should stay with the tried and proven.
I do have dropbox and can collaberate through Skype.
As well as the tools Skype has for real time sharing data.

I don't know adout SVN is the thing that I really posted for.

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Re: Sosius
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2008, 12:37:29 AM »
Getting a handle on it.
Seems most office products have one flavor or another.

http://en.wikipedia....Subversion_(software)

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Re: Sosius
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2008, 04:28:36 AM »
2cmpm
You can always take a look on SVN but it would be better not to do so with important data because sometimes it is hard to understand the logic of it. I've seen many problems coming in from beginners. For them MS Share Point or other solutions seems to be better.

What is so disturbing in SVN?

You don't have true real time collaboration at all. You can't see what other users are doing with document while they editing it. IIRC if you want to edit some file from repository you have to check it out (reserve). In this state no one can see changes made by you until you commit the changes and "check in" the file. During this process other users can see document from the time right before locking. Now they have two possibilities:

1.  they will wait 'till the end of your work and then they will check out the same file (and refresh it's view) to work with - all changes will be visible for them,

2. they will not wait and start editing documents - changes made by them will be saved in separate branch of version tree. There will be possibility to see (ex.) two parallel versions but at the end someone will have to merge them (if you want one version only). Merging can be done easier for simple text files because many comparing applications have no problems with them. In the case of other data (ex. DOC files) it is harder to achieve.

The first thing that users often forget is to check files in, what generates unnecessary mess with too much parallel versions of the same document or simply locks the files even for many days. Next problem might come from inexperienced users. I've seen few times complete work loss because people were bored of checking all differences during merging process and they simply overwrote everything.

I know I might look like complains-oriented person but I just want to warn you about the risk. On the other hand: SVN is priceless for source code management and has more pros than cons for such purpose. In experienced hands branching is very helpful for testing different solutions, making mods or simultaneous bug fixing. I will always recommend it for coders but will advise looking for different way for the rest of the world ;)
« Last Edit: December 17, 2008, 04:34:11 AM by fenixproductions »

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Re: Sosius
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2008, 06:08:18 AM »
Wow, that's some good info fenix, thanks.
I have not implemented SVN because I just don't know enough about it.
I'll check out MS share point soon.

I use Skype with Lotus Sametime.Unyte currently.
And this is with people I know and trust.
It's a secure encrypted p2p connection.
Application Sharing or viewing.
But not advisable for public in general for the share.
Because of the total control, just about of another's app.

http://www.unyte.net/

Anyway, you have given me more then I asked for.
For that I'm grateful.
Thanks.
« Last Edit: December 17, 2008, 06:12:09 AM by cmpm »