On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 10:07 PM, Steve Gordon <sgordon(a)redhat.com> wrote:
Apologies I haven't been able to attend the meetings since we changed the timeslot, I
am sure you have all gotten on fine without me and my limited input though ;). I am
currently evaluating ownCloud ( http://owncloud.org/index.php/Main_Page
) and am wondering
if it is worth putting on the roadmap in Fedora somewhere down the track.
I'm a bit dubious about how much of a 'cloud' tool this really is but that
said I can see the benefits, particularly once they get integration with consuming
applications which are already packaged going. There is also nothing to stop end users
setting it up in such a way that it is a true cloud tool backed by redundant storage
either - just that the current examples I can find all appear to be throwing it up on a
If you want to try it out you can get a free, basic (albeit old stable release) of it
setup on packagecloud (Warning, referrer link: https://www.packagecloud.com/?au=owncloud
this is what I have done for now. I'm currently evaluating the development version in
a VM at home to see what has/hasn't changed, unfortunately it really seems like a bit
of a chicken and egg thing though as I don't think it will improve much in utility
until they get the apps support sorted but I can see they are working at that. Note that
it has a webdav interface as well as the HTML UI so you can access it using nautilus,
Thought I'd throw it in the ring and see what people think anyway. The developers
appear to hang out in #owncloud on FreeNode if people want to ask them questions.
Yeah I think owncloud is a SaaS-cloud app - or at least could be (in
the same vein as fpaste and status.net
are SaaS-capable apps).
I am actually surprised that one of our KDE-sig members who hangs out
in the Cloud-sig *cough*rrix hasn't packaged owncloud already, since
owncloud originated in KDE.
I'll volunteer to review it if you or someone else packages it.