Posted Sep 16, 2010 7:59 UTC (Thu) by AlexHudson
Parent article: Beta-testing SparkleShare
A couple of misunderstandings in this article, but the biggest is:
"An important side effect to note is that SparkleShare is not suitable for storing private data; all files synchronized through one of these public Git-hosting services is accessible to anyone."
This just isn't true. I have private data in it, syncing to a private git repo over SSH.
"If you do not already have one, you must register an account at GitHub or Gitorious through the services' web sites and set up a project."
This also isn't true. You do not need to register for an account on one of these services. The later commentary about having to do stuff manually at Gitorious is therefore also flawed.
There are quite a few people actually using SparkleShare, they're on the IRC channel - I can't help but feel it would have been nice to get some comments from actual users as part of this review, some of the basic errors would have been avoided.
I didn't feel the various digs at GNOME were entirely warranted, but I suppose that's more a matter of opinion.
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