[development] Google Gears

Xavier Bestel xavier.bestel at free.fr
Fri Jun 1 14:50:06 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-06-01 at 10:37 -0400, Scott Trudeau wrote:
> Theoretically, a way to "sync" Drupal site instances (Google Gears
> aside) would be awesome.  Practically, it is a very hard problem to
> solve since most Drupal sites are in constant flux "in the wild" and
> therefor, once you "copy" a local version of the site and make
> changes, you have two separate branches with many potential
> opportunities for collision.  You can handle some sync collisions
> intelligently but there will always be weird cases.  Also, I can't
> even begin to imagine how much more effort it would take to build
> modules that can handle a sync framework.

And then ? It's the same thing when you take your time to add or edit a
node on a busy site: you've got a "temporarily offline" reference in
your web browser which is "synced back" to the database when you press

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