[owncloud-devel] reddit thread: Sync daemon on server?

Jan-Christoph Borchardt hey at jancborchardt.net
Mon Jul 28 11:52:53 GMT 2014


Yeah, I already thought something like that. Unfortunately these comment threads rarely have people clearing it up.

Anyone here with a reddit account who's up for keeping an eye on these things from time to time?
(I'm doing that on Hacker News for example.)

Am 28.07.2014 12:43 schrieb Klaas Freitag <freitag at owncloud.com>:
>
> On 28.07.2014 11:48, Jan-Christoph Borchardt wrote:
> > I’m at GUADEC (the GNOME conference) at the moment and someone pointed
> > me to this reddit thread on the ownCloud 7 release:
> > http://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/2biaeh/owncloud_7_released/cj5n5bq
> > 
> > The main comment says:
> > 
> >> It still needs a proper syncing daemon on a server. Having the client
> > machine handle all of the syncing isn't good for performance. I was
> > using Owncloud 5 and I remember trying to sync a computer with about
> > 60-100 GB worth of iPhone pictures stored on a Windows machine (Don't
> > kill me, this was a friends computer). The whole process hung 20 gigs
> > in, couldn't index any more than that, and the entire process took all
> > of the life out of my friends laptop.
>
> This is, sorry to say that, not hitting the point. No, we do not need a
> syncing daemon, ownCloud has a different architecture currently, and I
> do not see how a daemon would benefit us at all. Also, it makes sense to
> put computing tasks on clients rather than on servers, very generally
> spoken, guess why JS is cool nowadays?
>
> What he might mean is that we could improve the "protocol" between
> client and server to improve performance, and we did a lot  compared to
> oC 5 and its sync clients. And we will do more over time of course.
>
> It would be helpful if people would use their time and energy to ask
> concrete questions and make kind of thought through proposals. And care
> to update to take advantage of improvements :-D
>
> regards,
> Klaas
> > 
>
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