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Re: Multi user?


Or maybe something like a shared dropbox folder would work.  I'm not sure
how it does conflict resolution, but it's probably better than nothing and
might be more user friendly than a VCS.

On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 9:55 AM, Jaap Karssenberg <
jaap.karssenberg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 5:32 PM, Ulf Bro <ulf.bro@xxxxxx> wrote:
>> Is it possible to leave all files on a server, for example on a samba
>> server in Linux, and have more people working with it at the same time?
>> One person can read what another has written just like in Wikipedia?
>> Those who have a Windows client have their Zim running there and those
>> who have a Linux client use the Linux Zim.
>> Or is that not possible?
> Yes and no. Yes you can do it. Make sure to set the "shared notebook"
> toggle in the properties, so each user uses their own cache folder.
> No it won't work well. Zim does not lock files etc. so you will get
> constant conflicts when users edit the same page at the same time.
> Also you might get performance issues - never tested for this use case.
> Current recommendation for multi-user access is to sync with version
> control, e.g. Bazaar. This is also available for all platforms, let's each
> user change their local copy and then merge & push their changes. This way
> you also can deal with tracking who changed what etc.
> To make it really user friendly you might need to configure a custom tool
> with a script that does the syncing.
> Regards,
> Jaap
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