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Re: sync problems - state of the art



My experience with zim and synchronisation between different computers: 

I use zim with dropbox and/or a git repository. When the content of the
wiki is change outside zim (e.g. by dropbox) this could result in two
different problems:

  (a) the page tree index is no longer up to date
  (b) the current pageview differs from the content of the file on the

(b) is propably the more unpleasant issue, since zim refuses to save any
changes made to the pageview afterwards. Hence, if I know the current
page was change in the background, I hit CTRL-R to reload it.

(a) is not so severe and can easily be fixed by an manual re-build of
the page tree index.

For the notebook that is stored in a git repository, I do the push and
pull operation from a custom tool and zim automatically rebuilds the
index afterwards and reload the current page. So if you use your DMS
tool as custom tool, executed from inside zim, these problems should
not occur. 

best regards,

On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 03:57:25PM +0200, Alessandro Magni wrote:
>  Hi people,
> I read in  
> http://www.zim-wiki.org/wiki/doku.php?id=resolving_syncing_conflicts  
> about the ideas to resolve sync conflicts, to allow multiple users to  
> use Zim.
> What is not clear to me is what happens *now* in that regard, in our  
> current version.
> I ask because with my DMS utility  
> (http://www.zim-wiki.org/wiki/doku.php?id=directory_documentation) I'd  
> like to work with Zim constantly open - while in the background the  
> zimDMS script updates the wiki structure.
> In fact instead I exit from Zim every evening, since I dont know what  
> would happen if the wiki would change while Zim is open (and frankly I  
> prefer not to have surprises with more than 4000 wiki pages!).
> alessandro
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