Order of the Butterfly
Posts: 165 from 2009/11/26
This is a small notice that I've finally released "v1.0" (actually r1) of FolderSync2. I didn't feel that a news item was justified, because it's 'just' a Shell utility (plus some clickable scripts to make it's use a bit simpler). Anyway, you can get it from here:
If you don't know what FolderSync2 is, then read the start of the manual here:
According to my notes, I've made beta versions of FolderSync2 available since around 2009, with the last beta release in 2011. With various improvements I've made to FolderSync2, I felt it was about time I polish it & make a proper release.
The biggest improvements since the last beta release are:
* The MorphOS version was not usable, because it would seem to freeze if it asked the user about a list of planned changes. Now fixed. (Oddly enough the 68k version was fine on MorphOS, I assume due to slightly better OS3 compatibility for 68k stuff.)
* The scripts with icons (EasyBackup2, EasyFolderSync2 & ProfileWizard) have now been fixed to work on MorphOS & AmigaOS3.
* It now ignores soft/hard links. I found this essential, as otherwise links could be accidentally replaced by real files. If you want to backup/copy links as well, then I recommend using my AmigaAttributes
* It now works with SMBFS (at least for OS4 - not tested on MorphOS but I assume it is similar). This is NOT heavily tested, but it has been reported to work. I'm waiting for some SMBFS issues to be fixed, before I use it with SMBFS heavily myself, but for less demanding use it should be OK right now...
* I've added UTF-8 support, which works great with FTP Mount. So finally files/folders with 'foreign' characters in their names work, which can be handy (for example) when backing-up Amiga program folders that contain Catalogs.
* The Windows version had a nasty habit of crashing after it had finished, but before it had fully written the log file, which was rather annoying (but not usually a serious problem). Now fixed.
And some smaller changes that some people may still find very helpful:
* It no-longer fails to update files that have been write/delete protected.
* Files to the TrashDir folder now get a file comment indicating their original path (just like FolderSync1 did), which means undeleting files is now much easier.
* The TrashDir folder is no-longer disabled for FTP Mount paths. Very handy, since you can now undelete stuff on Windows!