Go iFolder and Drop-that-Box now! MOTUs step up to the task, please…
The problem is that compulsory military service has taken him away from Ubuntu business so we need someone else to take on this task. Rui Boon was the guy that made some packages available for the 3.6 release on his PPA and he started to work on the 3.7 but didn’t haqve time to finish. On an email he told me:
Good news here. Managed to get simias to run. Just need to follow the instruction at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/iFolderEnterpriseServer under “Setup environment”
(Not enough time to get my hand on the client though)
As Jorge and many other have remarked iFolder is the Free Software answer to Dropbox and the like. Really just drop that box and go iFolder: You will never go back!
The good thing about the 3.7 release is its community commitment. Novell is finally learning to cooperate with the Free Software ecosystem, they are slow learners as a corporation, but still they have done things right this time!
So why do I want to use blogging time on this? Well because iFolder needs packaging in both Ubuntu and debian!
Now that someone took the trouble to make this awesomeness, we should actually strive to distribute it as mcuh as we can. Alien won’t cut it this time around, it needs real packaging!
If you like challenges and result-based fame join this great effort and make this awesomeness shine for the Karmic Koala release. This would be one of the most awesome features you can add to an OS both in the server and a multi-platform client. People has been waiting for ages to do “apt-get install ifolder” forever!
Why? See iFolder’s features:
- iFolder clients for Macintosh and Vista
- SSL Communication
- LDAPGroup Support
- Auto-Account creation using response files
- iFolder Merge (existing folders can be merged with iFolders)
- Improved file conflict management
- Enhanced web administration
- Mechanism to re-provision users to other iFolder servers
Not sure yet? See the data sheet
And no, I am not a Novell or Suse fanboy, I have never sold any of their products but I still believe that iFolder is one of the most awesome projects in the Free Software world the last 5 years, that Novell is behind it just shows that there’s still something backing up those shares.
So, please do not make me use unison when I can use this instead! If you know of other, similar options, let me know in the comments.
Thanks in advance!