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Support Syncthing as official file sync client

asked 2015-02-05 15:40:22 +0300

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updated 2015-04-28 10:23:36 +0300

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In the last week or so we've seen the death of ExFAT support and the sale of Younited. DropBox support via SailBox currently doesn't work as there is a bug with login. MTP support remains problematic, particularly for Mac users. SFTP access requires developer mode.

It's increasingly becoming MORE difficult to get files on and off a Jolla.

Syncthing is a file sync client like DropBox but does not require servers. It syncs files peer to peer. It avoids the issue of having to install a server like OwnCloud or relying on a third party company like FSecure or DropBox.

It already works, of a fashion, on Sailfish. There are clients on most other OSs and a web based front end too.

My suggestion is that Jolla bypass the issues with proprietary filesystems, proprietary cable transfer methods, "PC Suites", 3rd party services that might change their API or sell the company to another company. Adopt Syncthing as an out-of-the-box method for users to sync files, photos & music with their computers.

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This actually looks quite promising. I've been trying to find an alternative to Dropbox and so far ownCloud has been the most tempting. The downside is, that uploading doesn't work in Jolla, so now I have to upload to Dropbox to sync with my pc and move the files to ownCloud - frustrating to say the least. I need to take a look at this Syncthing. Anyway, definitely supporting this idea!

raketti ( 2015-02-05 16:53:55 +0300 )edit
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I made a small app: SyncThing-sf

It's a very early release with (minor) bugs and missing functionality.

michfu ( 2016-02-04 18:32:24 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-05-29 05:45:33 +0300

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I'd really love to see syncthing support.

However, I think the same issues that affect avahi from working properly on Sailfish will get in the way again (IMHO, avahi is crucial since I can immediately access the device once it's connected to a WLAN).

IIRC, avahi's issue related to multicast being discarded on low-power mode. Since syncthing uses the same thing to find hosts on you peers network, syncthing won't work 100% until that's fixed (although syncing over the internet should work).

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