[owncloud-devel] Syncing with the new Shared model

David A. Velasco dvelasco at owncloud.com
Mon Jun 23 11:59:49 GMT 2014

Thanks, Thomas.

Checking the link, maybe there is a bug in master, since at this moment 
I have a file and a folder shared with other user and the 'S' permission 
does not appear in them, for none of both users.

I will check deeper and open a new issue at core.

El 23/06/2014 13:49, Thomas Müller escribió:
> Am Montag, den 23.06.2014 um 13:14 schrieb David A. Velasco:
>> Hi everybody.
>> We are going to adapt now the mobile clients to the new model too, and
>> would appreciate some more information.
>> We checked the web interface to see that the list of files shared with
>> the current user are retrieved from the Share API with the parameter
>> 'shared_with_me=true' . Seems this is not included in the current
>> documentation at
>> https://github.com/owncloud/documentation/blob/stable6/developer_manual/core/ocs-share-api.rst
>> . Is there any draft available in other place including information
>> about this new parameter? More specifically, we are interested in how it
>> interacts with other parameters, such as 'path'. The mobile clients take
>> advantage of 'path' to retrieve only the shares for the current folder,
>> that is refreshed when the user browses into it.
>> On the other hand, some days ago we noticed that the 'share_with_me'
>> files included an 'S' in the <oc:permissions> property in the WebDAV
>> responses, and thought that could be related to their nature as shared
>> files. Checking again in daily.owncloud.com/master seems the character
>> is not in the property anymore. Was our first assumption wrong? Where
>> can we find some documentation about the meaning of characters at
>> <oc:permissions>?
> The webdav permissions are 'documented' here https://github.com/owncloud/core/issues/8322
> We should add this to our official documentation as well.
> Take care,
> Thomas
>> Thanks in advance.
>> El 20/06/2014 16:48, Bjoern Schiessle escribió:
>>> Hi Olivier,
>>> On Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:46:58 +0200 Olivier Goffart wrote:
>>>> ownCloud 7 is about to introduce a new model for shared folder.
>>>> Please someone correct me if i am wrong:
>>>> - In ownCloud 6, all shared folder were sub-folders of the "Shared/"
>>>> directory
>>>> - In ownCloud 7, shared folders first appears as 'normal' folder in
>>>> the root directory, but the user can then move them anywhere.
>>> that's correct.
>>>> So the question is:  Should we really try to support moving the
>>>> shared directory from the client?
>>> I think we should try to support it. Organizing your shares freely was
>>> one of the main goal for the changes. It would be really bad if it would
>>> only work for the web interface.
>>>> Should we try to get more elaborate algorithm to detect moves in
>>>> order to get this use case properly (tree comparison)?
>>> Probably we have to think about it.
>>> If I understood you correctly this is only a issue if changes happen on
>>> the client side while the sync client doesn't run.
>>> Maybe we could split-up the sync client in two components. One
>>> component could by a small daemon who gets started with the system and
>>> monitors the changes to the file system. If the user starts the
>>> ownCloud sync client we could ask the daemon what happened. Sure, the
>>> admin could still stop the daemon. But that's something different from
>>> closing a application in the system tray.
>>> That's just a random idea I had in mind while reading your mail. The
>>> main idea is to always track file system changes, even if the user
>>> decides to stop the sync client for some reasons (e.g. because he is
>>> in a local network and don't want that the sync client tries to
>>> re-connect again and again). I don't know much about the internals of
>>> the sync client. Maybe it is a bad idea.
>>>> Should we ignore this problem as a corner case? (IMHO not, because
>>>> its implication are bad enough).
>>> I don't think we should ignore it. Sharing documents by accident can be
>>> really painful. This should be avoided at all costs.
>>> cheers,
>>> Björn
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