Hooray my SuSE box now connects to the iFolder Server over t’internet! While upgrading to SuSE 10.1 I noticed the installer wanted to upgrade some of the Gnome dependencies which are critical to iFolder client, seeing as I have both Gnome and KDE installed (My desktop is KDE by the way) I thought I would have another go at getting the client to connect from my house to the remote iFolder Server.
Under SuSE 10.0 it would see the available folders but would never let me download them I thought it would be worth another try and bingo it all works, the folders synced 109 items pretty quickly.
My SuSE client at home now connects to the iFolder-Server but apparently I’ve found a bug? While I can see the list of folders available I cant download or upload them Eric Ward at Novell suggested I submit a Bug Report, after running around my office clutching my bald head and mopping my sweaty palms I duly submitted my very first bug report. I’m bound to have done it all wrong which will loose me brownie points.
On a brighter note I have now written the HowTo for installing the iFolder-Client on Fedora Core 5 and submitted it to http://www.ifolder.com maybe tonight or at the weekend I’ll do one for SuSE. There has also been some changes as well regarding mailing lists, there is now one more suited to likes on myself you can sign up here I did some housekeeping on the folders, created some new sub directories, moved the files into relevant folders I also did some screen shots saved them to the ‘shared-documents’ and all the changes updated all the clients. Internally I’m probably ready to deploy this as a working solution for my telesales team and one or two others within the building I’ve already pencilled in some specific uses I can see iFolders being of great benefit for me and other organisations.