I have been looking for over a year for a way to have the simple syncing between computers like DropBox does, but on my own server, without space limits. I also just started using git this year, and have set it up on my private (hosted) server.
Git is very robust and fast, and so when I discovered SparkleShare last week, and saw that they use git, and ssh it went click! That totally made sense.
So today I finally got around to setting it up. It was as simple as this:
1) Download and copy SparkleShare on to my Mac (Snow Leopard), and start it
2) logon to my Server and add the SSH Key from my ~/SparkleShare directory to my known keys on the server ( http://sparkleshare.org/set-up-a-host/)
3) setup a new git repository (see last link to the documentation)
4) add the username@hostname and directory for my hosted git repository
Then a sub-directory with the name of the git project was added to the ~/SparkleShare directory.
I was able to add files to it and see that they were replicated to the Server.
I then went to my laptop which already had an authorized SSH key to the git repository, and installed SparkleShare, and added the same hosted project.
The files I had copied into the SparkleShare directory on my other computer showed up on my laptop.
That was it…
Some things I noticed:
1) How can I remove a hosted project/repository from the OSX client?
2) How can I access the history and versions of a file?
3) How about using Sparkle (the library for updating) to keep it up to date
So anyways… Thanks @SparkleShare for a great job.If you have read this far, you may as well follow me on Twitter: