[OS X TeX] Disaster
laurent.aufrere at free.fr
Thu Aug 27 03:44:00 EDT 2015
as someone said it before, tough it needs some learning to use it, I think a very good alternate solution for syncing between several computers, and over all between several users, is using a
version control tool like Git.
I've been using it with a good multi-os client like Sourcetree, with 3 users using either Mac OS or PC Windows, either on my own server or with free accounts at github or bitbucket and... it was really really worth to do the effort to learn using Git. And it was pretty easy to learn colleagues to use the client without learning them to use Git in fact.
I've been able to ignore compilation files so everyone can typeset independently, exclude some PDFs but not all, deal securely with conflicts between users, couldn't loose anything, could retrieve everything, well...a good and secure framework.
> Le 25 août 2015 à 10:33, Sangwine, Stephen J <sjs at essex.ac.uk> a écrit :
> And it is not necessary to pause/unpause after every recompilation. I turn
> off the sync, then work for an hour or so, then turn it back on. I don’t
> need Dropbox to record every change made to the files, it’s enough to have
> a backup at significant intervals. If I stop for a coffee break, I turn on
> the sync and allow Dropbox to back up.
>>> Le 24 août 2015 à 22:42, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> a écrit :
>>> On Aug 24, 2015, at 3:52 PM, Markus Klyver <markusklyver at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>> "It is perhaps worth disabling synchronisation while you are processing LaTeX - to prevent Dropbox from updating its records with every minor change to the auxiliary files, as at least one other poster has mentioned."
>>> Yeah, but that becomes tedious after a while to do, especially if you only apply small changes for re-compilation.
>> Not so difficult! Click on the DropBox icon in the Menu Bar. Hover over `up to date' in the lower left corner of the window; it changes to `pause syncing' and click there.
>> Good Luck,
>> Herb Schulz
>> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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