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  • Bonsai Is A New Effort For GNOME-Focused Multi-Device Cloud/Synchronization

    Phoronix: Bonsai Is A New Effort For GNOME-Focused Multi-Device Cloud/Synchronization

    Christian Hergert of Red Hat who is known for his work on the GNOME Builder IDE has recently been hacking on a new project called Bonsai that is designed as a GNOME-focused multi-device synchronization service akin to a personal cloud...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ti-Device-Sync

  • #2
    So this is basically a syncronization client that allows applications that target its specific API to kind of share the same profiles or something while running at the same time. Nice idea but I have some doubts that anything else that isn't developed by GNOME (i.e. actual applications with enough functionality) is ever going to support that.

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    • #3
      starshipeleven The readme says “The target audience are GNOME-desktop users with multiple devices for which they'd like their content kept in sync.”

      So yeah GNOME-only unless someone shows up and change that. It would be highly unlikely and almost zero benefits to most users or GNOME.

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      • #4
        What's wrong with the existing sync software?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by caligula View Post
          What's wrong with the existing sync software?
          Nothing!

          Problem is, that GNOME people have the NIH Syndrome.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
            starshipeleven The readme says
            I know how to read, you tool.

            I'm saying that this will work to its full extent only for GNOME-project applications, and not for all applications running in a GNOME desktop.

            This is not obvious from the blog post, and of course you didn't understand it either.

            This limits a lot the usefulness of this system as GNOME default applications are either garbage or very simple. I don't see Firefox for example implementing support for a Linux DE's specific APIs.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by caligula View Post
              What's wrong with the existing sync software?
              This seems to be more than just a simple sync app, it relies on the applications using GNOME's own APIs to work at the same time as other applications that share the same config/profile on other devices.

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              • #8
                starshipeleven Please tone down your insults.

                Bonsai is targeted at GNOME but it could easily expand to GNOME-like apps like LibreOffice and Firefox.

                GNOME have a long history with LibreOffice and Firefox Anti-CLA, GTK, Wayland, Deign and HIGs so why not on sync tools as well?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
                  starshipeleven Please tone down your insults.
                  Please stop offending everyone's intelligence.

                  Bonsai is targeted at GNOME but it could easily expand to GNOME-like apps like LibreOffice and Firefox.
                  You have no idea of what you are talking about, you are just repeating keywords mindlessly over and over.

                  Bonsai relies on applications targeting specific GNOME-only API to work and this is highly unlikely to land on Firefox, Chromium and Libreoffice, and nearly impossible to land in any other application.

                  It's very pretentious to even think that to support some form of syncronization software you should need to have all applications that need it use a specific API, especially when 100% of other sync software don't do that (and for most usecases it's fine, for example you can sync your whole home folder between PCs and everything works already)

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                  • #10
                    starshipeleven You know very well that Redhat employs key developers at Firefox and LibreOffice. So this is like pushing a button.

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