[unclassified] [Box Backup] Portability and public source depot
Thu, 20 Oct 2005 10:08:11 +0100
The h version is the latest - I have had no time lately to take it
further:( I will be putting it into Ben's SVN when I get time and my
head round it - hopefully within a week.
The TODO list is a little ad-hoc at the mo, briefly
1/ Stability, I know there are a couple of things which are problems
such as large files - corruption.
2/ Exchange capability, at the mo you have to backup exchange then
backup the backup file - this is not very efficient
3/ Perhaps system state - but I wouldn't even know where to start with
Registry or text file, I have had this discussion with Ben, he wants to
keep it consistent with all of the ports, which I can understand -
although it would be easier for a Windows programmer to write a front
end for the registry, it still can be done with the config file. I know
the gui which is floating around could be easily ported to use the
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On Behalf Of Stefan Norlin
Sent: 19 October 2005 22:15
Subject: Re: [unclassified] [Box Backup] Portability and public source
We are currently "idling" a bit waiting for all bits and pieces
to drop in to the repository and being merged until we put to
much effort into making larger changes.
Regarding the Win client we have been using the source code
you made available some time ago in box0.09h.zip.
Are there newer versions of those files?
Are you planning (or have you already) created a branch in
the SVN repository for later merging?
Any other thoughts what needs to be done or some kind of
"todo" list for the Win client?
What is your current status and interest in developing it
One thing we have though about would be the possibility
to use put configuration data into the registry as an
alternative to the configuration text file.
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From: "Nick Knight" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2005 11:04 PM
Subject: RE: [unclassified] [Box Backup] Portability and public source
> Hello Stephan,
> I would really be interested in your work on this...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> On Behalf Of Stefan Norlin
> Sent: 13 October 2005 21:39
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: [unclassified] [Box Backup] Portability and public source
> we have been using BoxBackup for a while. It works fine on Linux
> However, we would like to improve portability a bit. Both between
> different Linux boxes of different versions and to other OS:s as well.
> We are using AIX, FreeBSD, Linux, SCO OpenServer and Sun Solaris.
> There seems to be numerous changes (including Solaris port) since
> last release and I have seen discussions about a public depot for the
> source code and therefore it seems any effort put in should be done
> on as current code as possible.
> Any updates on the source code depot?
> Any comments regarding a portability effort?
> We are also using the Windows client by Nick Knight and are working
> on an improved installer to avoid having to edit config files by hand
> after installation.
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