A worthy project

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I’m probably not the first to think this…but wouldn’t it be great to have a cloud storage tie-in under Haiku?  I’m thinking Dropbox or SkyDrive.  That would help bring Haiku into the 2000s (2010s?), and make it all-the-more useful.  It just strikes me as something very much in-line with the practical user-friendliness of Haiku.  I don’t see it as needing to have an elaborate interface, just an enter-your-login-info screen, and options that let you choose a destination folder and select whether or not to auto-launch at bootup.  The rest is all background work by a daemon that keeps the the files synced up with the user’s online account and handles conflict resolution.

I notice there are Dropbox and SkyDrive clients already for linux.  Could it be that some of that code might form the basis for a Haiku version?

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. clasqm
    Jan 24, 2014 @ 09:36:50

    AFAIK the dropbox CLI daemon for Linux is written in Python, so it should be possible. You’d probably have to disable the auto-updating bits so you didn’t overwrite your customised version with the latest one from the the dropbox repo. Anyone with python skills up for it?

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  2. Alexander von Gluck IV
    Feb 05, 2014 @ 00:45:32

    Something like sparkleshare for Haiku would be neat too. (git hosted data storage)

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  3. Hubert
    Feb 06, 2014 @ 21:28:56

    A polish developer Pisarz working on DropBox client on Haiku:
    https://github.com/ksiazkowicz/orphilia-dropbox
    http://haiku-os.pl/node/1470
    but not only
    http://haikudownunder.com/ movie ~33min

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  4. Zaranthos
    Apr 11, 2014 @ 20:14:16

    Can’t you use Dropbox with a web browser? Seems to me I’ve uploaded to a friends Dropbox before without installing anything. It’s possible Webkit may already support this or getting close?

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    • Dane Udenberg
      Apr 11, 2014 @ 20:58:42

      That’s a very good question…will have to try that! Still would be nice to have it integrated into Tracker though.

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