Posted May 15, 2011 23:47 UTC (Sun) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
In reply to: DVCS-autosync by dan_a
Parent article: DVCS-autosync
Yeah I love git for a variety of reasons. I just worry that there is a impedance mismatch between it and the goal of 'Dropbox replacement'.
Git is very carefully optimized to provide a high performance revision control system for text files.
However typical Dropbox usage only deals with a tiny amount of text data and revision control is borderline irrelevant for most people's uses.
I just remember using Git for a variety of purposes and realizing 'Hey putting that ISO image for the cdrom I made into my repository was a very very stupid thing to do'... yet people are going to want to store ISOs, mp3s, zip files, and huge raw-formatted camera images and other things of that nature in anything calling itself a 'A open source Dropbox replacement'