From: Soeren Wellhoefer <email@example.com>
Subject: RFS: usbsync
Dear Debian enthusiasts, dear mentors,
Gladly contributing to Debian, I am on the lookout for a sponsor for the
GNU usbsync is a small synchronization utility for portable storage volumes.
It uses a special text file, usually named `.usbsync', which sits in a storage volume's top-level directory and contains user-written synchronization entries as well as options influencing the sync process.
Now, a user has to simply plug his drive in and invoke usbsync at the machine he happens to be at - his chosen data will get synced in the way he specified it for this particular host.
Of course, there are bulky tools like rsync or unision but I have had reports of people telling me that usbsync is mucher easier to handle for their daily and simple synchronization tasks.
Also, having a synchronization file for each volume makes synchronizing files and directories very organized and clean. This adds to the mobility of a user as he can simply plug and sync wherever he goes - so the positive feedback of the test users.
In addition, there are optional features planned like optional compression or a plug&sync daemon.
* Package name : usbsync
Version : 0.1-1
Upstream Author : Soeren Wellhoefer
* URL : http://klingspor-thueringen.de/usbsync
* License : GPL v2
Section : utils
It builds these binary packages:
usbsync - A console-based synchronization utility for storage volumes
The package appears to be lintian clean, except for 3 disputable warnings.
The package can be found on mentors.debian.net:
- URL: http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/u/usbsync
- Source repository: deb-src http://mentors.debian.net/debian unstable main contrib non-free
- dget http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/u/usbsync/usbsync_0.1-1.dsc
Would be cool if anyone could sponsor this package as it really seems to help some people getting in sync with their lives :)
Please CC me on your response, thanks!
Carl-Zeiss-Gymnasium Jena / Math.- Naturw.- Techn.- Spezialschule
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