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Replication Technologies for TWiki

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Motivation

ReadWriteOfflineWiki has been a goal for many of us wanting to use TWiki from a disconnected laptop.

A good technology of these would facilitate exchange of TWiki pages between desktops, eliminating the need for a hosted server. Some do continuous synchronization with ftp: an ingeneous bit of coding with one could thus facilitate ReadWriteOfflineWiki.

Options

There may be an opensource replication technology TWiki can layer on. Else an inexpensive shareware on would be good:

Windows Shareware

http://www.filetransit.com/category.php?id=225 has a list of inexpensive replication technologies for windows.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&c2coff=1&safe=off&q=%22file+replication%22+sourceforge&spell=1 lists a bunch of them

-- MartinCleaver - 13 Jul 2005

CVS (SVN, etc...)

In the past I've also experimented with using CVS as a replication system, and that is actually much nicer to work with - since you gain offline read/write as well as distribution. These days using SVN (or probably SVK) would be much nicer. Despite the potential problems of conflicts, it works a lot better than you would expect. (Rather than replace the RCS store the CVS synchronisation operated side by side with the RCS synchronisation, side-stepping any need to change the TWiki codebase itself)

-- MichaelSparks - 14 Jul 2005

That 'TWikiGuest' contribution was from Michael Sparks, BTW, in case anyone was wondering (as I was).

My own experiences of replication using Clearcase Multisite may be of some relevance. Very powerful, peer-to-peer replication, but rather prone to going belly-up when you least want it to (usually involving a three-hour packet rollback on the morning of the release frown ).

-- CrawfordCurrie - 15 Jul 2005

I welcome Michael's opinion.

Other replication technologies:

-- MartinCleaver - 03 Aug 2005

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