Sync - temporary workaround - Dropbox
rojaviv last edited by
While Sync is being worked on, can you let us specify settings location for config so we can at least dropbox between machines
Isildur last edited by
A potential issue with this idea is that some parts of configuration might need to be installation-specific (e.g. settings that refer to paths and OS), so it would have to be broken down into configurable paths either for individual settings components or a configurable path for just those components that have no system-specific aspects.
Moreover, with such a workaround scheme, there could easily be consistency/concurrency issues – if a file gets edited by two installations that have it open during overlapping time spans, you could wind up with what Dropbox refers to as a conflicted copy, since there's no file locking. A dedicated synchronization mechanism has to deal with such conflicts using some sort of database-reconciling process. It's not trivial.