[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu One broken on 10.04?

Gordon Burgess-Parker gbplinux at gmail.com
Tue Oct 11 16:52:42 UTC 2011

On 11/10/2011 17:43, James Tait wrote:
> On 11/10/11 14:27, Simon Greenwood wrote:
>> As far as I remember, synching isn't simultaneous and there is a polling
>> interval, which I think is ten minutes. I'm sure James will be able to
>> confirm that.
> I actually work on the server side, specifically the web interface, 
> and know embarrassingly little about the desktop client.
> I do know at a fairly high level, though, that the desktop client 
> maintains a connection to the Ubuntu One servers and monitors 
> synchronised directories for changes.
> Those changes are then synchronised on the server (hence they appear 
> instantaneously in the web interface) and a signal is sent to all 
> connected clients, causing them to download the updated files.  You 
> can see all this in your syncdaemon log in $HOME/.cache/ubuntuone/log 
> or in the syncdaemon source code, if you're so inclined.
> There are lots of reasons why the updates might not be happening as 
> quickly as expected, including network flakiness, network traffic or 
> system load at either end or in between, server updates, service 
> outages....
> As a test, I created a file on my Natty desktop in a folder I have 
> shared with my wife and it appeared on her desktop within a few 
> minutes of resuming from suspend.
> JT

Thanks for that information - its gone a long way to answering my questions.
On an aside, do you know if there are any plans to introduce LAN 
synching, like Dropbox? Now that IS instantaneous between different 


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