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Re: cronopete PPA


Hey Sergio,

Definitely, we'll be able to give you a little more attention in Luna +1 and I'm sure integrating cronopete will bring up questions like what do we do when a external storage is connected.

For now, you might want to bug Joey Sneddon from OMG! Since Cronopete should also be working Ubuntu and see if you can't get some testers. I'm sure their bug reports will keep you busy ;)

Best Regards,
Daniel Foré

El oct 20, 2012, a las 4:10 p.m., Sergio Costas <rastersoft@xxxxxxxxx> escribió:

> Hi:
> El 21/10/12 00:47, Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff escribió:
>> As far as I can tell from the code, just running it from the postinst
>> should be sufficient.
> I added it in the postinst, but didn't work :?
>>> By the way, I also want to discuss possible changes to adapt it more to
>>> the Elementary philosophy. Example: if it's still unconfigured, should
>>> it detect each time a new external drive is connected and offer to use
>>> it as backup drive?
>> Good question; perhaps that can be made an option in the dialog that pops
>> up on connecting removable media.
> That's exactly my proposal, and is how Time Machine does.
>> I believe designers will take care of
>> this as soon as Luna is out of the door. Right now they're preoccupied with
>> the upcoming OS release.
> Of course. I understand that, at this moment, everybody is working on
> beta 1.
>> By the way, is there an option to use btrfs or nilfs2 snapshots for storing
>> revision data? Snapshots in btrfs are atomic and that seemed kinda
>> promising for a time machine backend when I drafted
>> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/elementaryos/+spec/time-machine
> I've been thinking about that and, in theory, is possible, thanks to the
> backends architecture I used for Cronopete. But, as usual, the devil is
> in the details: can an user-space program make a snapshot or get access
> to it, or will that need a daemon like udisk?
> Anyway, currently BTRFS in Luna is quite unstable, because it's based on
> Linux 3.2 (it can't even be used with the current version of Cronopete
> because can fail to detect a Disk Full situation, which is needed to
> erase old backups and make space for the new ones; that's why it only
> accepts EXT3/4 and ReiserFS). The backup file system must be very
> stable, so I think we should not rush into BTRFS until it is really,
> really stable.
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