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#1 2008-09-12 00:14:49

bodaciousllama
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Dropbox

Who's using it?

I just wish that it didn't require nautilus running, it messes up my sexy openbox.

The website says that there's nothing special about the nautilus plugin, though, so someone *wink wink* should be able to create a CLI for it.

http://www.getdropbox.com/install

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#2 2008-09-12 01:12:13

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Re: Dropbox

I used it...It's kind of cool, but i feel that it's prolly easier, smarter and more customizable to use rsync or some VCS (svn, hg, git) to manage your files like that...Also, i rather dislike that it puts a .dropbox file in EVERY directory inside your /home/$USER, not just /home/$USER/Dropbox

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#3 2008-09-12 13:45:04

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Re: Dropbox

On the nautilus screwing up your desktop thing, try running nautilus like this:  nautilus --no-desktop


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#4 2008-09-12 15:21:31

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Re: Dropbox

I am trying out dropbox atm, works ok... not sure what I would need it for other than dropping the odd file into it

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#5 2008-09-12 17:38:22

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Re: Dropbox

someone could try doing a thunar plugin for it. It should be possible, like they say in the dropbox homepage, the nautilus-plugin is open-source it should be doable.


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#6 2008-09-12 22:42:38

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Re: Dropbox

hmmm. The video looks kinda cool.  the builtin version control is very interesting. PKGBUILD?

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#7 2008-09-12 22:49:11

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Re: Dropbox

Looks cool. Too bad it uses nautilus sad


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#8 2008-09-13 06:09:16

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Re: Dropbox

dropbox is in AUR


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#9 2008-09-14 05:30:56

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Re: Dropbox

I think it'd be much cooler/handier if it worked like a virtual file system, rather than a browser plug-in.

But I haven't used it nor seen all of its features, maybe it isn't feasible.

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#10 2008-09-14 06:52:41

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Re: Dropbox

mounting remote directory would not be a problem.....

B-Con watch screencast on dropbox see what you think


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#11 2008-09-15 00:19:19

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Re: Dropbox

Can someone explain to me the purpose? I don't get it. hmm
You can share your file between several computer with dropbox?

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#12 2008-09-15 03:01:33

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Re: Dropbox

I was pretty excited about this for college use. I'm a computer science major and i use my laptop in class and when i'm coding on campus, but I like to use my desktop at home. Using a pen drive to transfer projects got really old and I work on windows and linux so this was a free, convniente solution for me. There's a bunch of other cool stuff that dropbox offers as well, most of which i'll probably never use.

someone should really get on a plug-in for something other than nautilus for it may be over my head. do i hear a pcman plug-in?

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#13 2008-09-15 03:54:01

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Re: Dropbox

Mr Green wrote:

mounting remote directory would not be a problem.....

B-Con watch screencast on dropbox see what you think

So, basically... it's SVN? I've used SVN for basically everything shown in the demo.

I suppose its claim-to-fame would be that it makes setup simple and eliminates the hassle of manually setting up a central server. But it doesn't seem helpful enough to bother using nautilus for.

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#14 2008-09-16 05:04:29

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Re: Dropbox

FYI, someone in the dropbox forums has coded a python script to use dropbox without nautilus.

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Search for thread title: Linux CLI in python

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#15 2008-09-16 05:57:29

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Re: Dropbox

what is this thing about SVN is it as simple as dropbox? can we use it for our own storage space?


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#16 2008-09-19 17:36:49

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Re: Dropbox

SVN was developed to allow multiple developers to centralize code development. Although it's often used for code, you can put in any files you want. You can check files in, add new revisions to files, roll back to old versions, add/remove files, create subdirectories, add users, etc. Basically, everything that Dropbox has, only likely with more features since SVN is used by professionals everywhere. I've used some SVN -- not much, but enough to be familiar with it.

Dropbox has a nice pretty drag-n-drop interface. SVN is often command-line driven, but there exist some nice shell-plugins for Windows (like TortoiseSVN) that make the experience as simple as drag-n-drop.

The main thing about DropBox is that it will be centralized. It'll be easy to add friends because they'll already have accounts registered. You don't have to have a central server to store all of your stuff, either, DropBox provides that.

Without centralization, DropBox is just a more limited version of SVN.

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#17 2008-09-26 05:46:27

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Re: Dropbox

hotsauce wrote:

FYI, someone in the dropbox forums has coded a python script to use dropbox without nautilus.

Forum requires registration.

Search for thread title: Linux CLI in python

Could you post the link here? Many thanks!

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#18 2008-09-26 05:58:41

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#19 2008-09-26 09:57:07

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Re: Dropbox

y not just mount a directory with sshfs or curlftpfs?


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#20 2008-09-26 14:19:21

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Re: Dropbox

That would be fine if you already have space of your own, sure.

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#21 2009-07-04 17:42:33

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Re: Dropbox

Hi!

I installed dropbox from aur, and a gtk app downloaded the daemon but I couldn't manage to start it properly. I did killall nautilus, tried logging in and out, even reboot. When I try to start dropbox, this happens:

[sztomi@desktop ~]$ dropbox start
Starting Dropbox...Done!
[sztomi@desktop ~]$ The program 'dropbox' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadIDChoice (invalid resource ID chosen for this connection)'.
  (Details: serial 397 error_code 14 request_code 53 minor_code 0)
  (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
   that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
   To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
   option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
   backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)

I followed this guide: http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dropbox

Even the second step didn't work, because there were no dropbox icon in the panel. Can someone help me please? (I also tried installing from source manually, same results).

Edit: With help of a kind user named Raker on irc, I managed to solve this issue. He UTFG-d for me tongue this post on dropbox forums: http://forums.getdropbox.com/topic.php? … post-59008 [I also searched first BTW wink]. Anyway, after a proper installation (running the daemon downloader in the gnome-menu), I shut down the adsl daemon, started dropbox via CLI, and it worked nice (after restarting adsl).

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#22 2009-07-06 08:07:21

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Re: Dropbox

you don't need nautilus to run it. install nautilus, build, and then uninstall nautilus and it runs fine. I use it for random filesharing. It's delicious.


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#23 2009-07-11 18:28:13

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Re: Dropbox

sztomi wrote:

Anyway, after a proper installation (running the daemon downloader in the gnome-menu), I shut down the adsl daemon, started dropbox via CLI, and it worked nice (after restarting adsl).

Did you install it from AUR (using yaourt or manually)? Got the same problem. After replugging the cable it won't recognise connection (which actually works), even after setting no proxy in Preferences tab. I'm stuck with the window "Connection errors" sad

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#24 2009-07-11 18:59:59

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Re: Dropbox

I've done it by adding a free proxy server smile It works now.
The only thing that is missing is the Dropbox submenu in Nautilus dropdown menu and icons that show that everything is synced like here: https://www.getdropbox.com/tour#5
Edit: it looks like I need to use package nautilus-dropbox from aur to have the above.

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#25 2009-07-22 10:44:28

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Re: Dropbox

I'm running Dropbox without Nautilus and without problems.

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