[clug] SparkleShare vs. Dropbox

Jim Croft jim.croft at gmail.com
Sun Apr 14 20:33:58 MDT 2013

Did somebody mention this? A mate in the US did it :
Tech stuff here:


On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 12:06 PM, Alex Satrapa <grail at goldweb.com.au> wrote:
> On my Mac, Dropbox takes about 32k to record its own metadata for a few thousand files.
> There is no local version control, but I don't really case since my main use for Dropbox is quickly sending files back and forth between platforms (I.e.: a faster file transfer than tapping through an email client). I also have O'Reilly books shipped to me through Dropbox.
> The no-go decision formSparkleShare for me was simply the space required combined with the platforms it is available for. I can host individual git/Mercurial/etc projects and have only the stuff I am working on present on my laptop. I had previously considered using a VCS to manage all my documents, but having a 100% overhead on my 35G music collection and 200G photos collection puts a damper on using something like SparkleShare on a laptop with only 250G of disk.
> On 15/04/2013, at 9:32, Bob Edwards <bob at cs.anu.edu.au> wrote:
>> Anyway, I was wondering what disk space overheads Dropbox imposes. As
>> I don't use Dropbox, I was wondering if someone on the list who does
>> could let me know what extra disk space it might be using.
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