On Tue, 01 May 2012 10:14:25 -0700
Thomas Lord <lord@emf....> wrote:
> Are there any free software packages that
> provide functionality like DropBox or GoogleDrive?
> Are there any companies that sell the utility
> service of hosting that software, with
> freedom-respecting terms of service and security
> features such as optional encryption of stored
> To me it seems like there *should* be lots and lots
> of small businesses doing that at a modest, fair
> price mark-up. And then lots of GNU software, including
> Emacs, should support that functionality.
> On Tue, 2012-05-01 at 10:02 -0700, chad wrote:
> > On May 1, 2012, at 7:52 AM, Paul Michael Reilly wrote:
> > > Has anyone started to add support to Emacs so that Google Drive
> > > can be treated as a usable directory? Using dired on a
> > > development instance of Emacs 24 yields the error message:
> > > "Format specifier doesn't match argument type"
> > >
> > > I have to confess that I love the concept of editing some files
> > > on my desktop computer at home, grab my laptop and head to lunch
> > > at some local spot with wifi and continue to work on my documents
> > > WITHOUT having to do anything special, like use Tramp or a source
> > > controlled environment or sshfs, etc. Of course, one has be
> > > aware of privacy settings so that you either make the documents
> > > deliberately public, deliberately private or something in
> > > between.
> > I've been doing this for years with DropBox and no special effort,
> > and I'm surprised that it doesn't Just Work in this case. I just
> > set up Google Drive and it seems to work fine (well, except that
> > most of the documents in it are useless inside emacs).
> > Could you maybe give some more details or file a bug report?
> > *Chad
SparkleShare and OwnCloud. SparkleShare is basically a pretty wrapper
around git, OwnCloud is a proper system.