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iFolder Packages Available for 11.1

June 30th, 2009 by

Good news, everybody! iFolder client packages are now available for openSUSE 11.1 from the openSUSE update repositories. This means you can install iFolder client on openSUSE 11.1 using YaST or zypper, without any modifications to your installed system.

Like openSUSE, iFolder is an open source project sponsored by Novell. iFolder is a simple and secure storage solution that can make syncing and sharing files easy. You can back up, access, and manage your personal files from anywhere, at any time. Once you have installed iFolder, you simply save your files locally and iFolder automatically updates the files on a network server and delivers them to the other machines you use.

To install iFolder, just fire up YaST’s Software Manager and search for “ifolder3”, or open a terminal and type the following:

sudo zypper ref

sudo zypper in ifolder3

The iFolder server is available in the openSUSE Build Service. Just search for “ifolder3-enterprise” at software.opensuse.org/search.

For more information on iFolder, see the iFolder site. Want to run an iFolder server without having to set up a server from scratch? Stephen Shaw, Mario Carrión, and Andrés G. Aragoneses created a openSUSE-based server appliance using SUSE Studio. Just download the VMware image and fire it up in VMware or VirtualBox.

To get involved with iFolder, see the how to contribute doc and join real-time discussions in the #ifolder channel on Freenode.

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10 Responses to “iFolder Packages Available for 11.1”

  1. Marco Poletti

    Actually, to find the right package in the Build Service, you have to search for “ifolder3-enterprise”. Searching “ifolder3-server” gives no results on openSUSE 11.1.

  2. nowei

    Why shall there be a server? Google “Opera Unite”, man.

  3. we need mono to use that?

    is there other software similar to iFolder

  4. Thanks for this. I’m really happy to see iFolder again :-)

    @nowei: Sorry, opera unite and iFolder have two completely different targets. Maybe you can make the effort of reading what iFolder is before commenting. iFolder is a file syncronization tool that smoothly integrates with your system and allows you to easily keep data in sync on multiple machines, with redundancy also on the server side. All with a very simple interface, and in a safe manner.

    @collinm: yes, iFolder depends on mono both for the client and the server, and that’s what make it easily portable. I don’t know if there is something else that can allow you to do what iFolder does so easily however.

  5. asdfghjkl;

    iFolder is such a good project. Why didn’t Novell decide to make money off of it? It is quite professional. Was there just bad marketing?

    • Say what? Who says Novell decided not to make money off of it? The fact that iFolder is open source and available for openSUSE does not mean Novell has decided “not to make money off of it.”

    • Lucky the Leprechaun

      I believe iFolder was orginally an addon product for NetWare 5 and later included with NetWare 6 back in the days before Novell acquired Suse. It really is a good product and should be marketed more. OpenSuse may want to consider bundling it on the addon products repository as opposed to having to search the build service. Does iFolder support peer-to-peer yet? I thought at one point it was being worked on.

  6. hardyd0@yahoo.com

    There are other free products that provide this type of functionality. Seems like this has become a crowded niche market recently, which is good for us end users since competition fosters better products. The one that I currently use is called dropbox (https://www.getdropbox.com/). I’ll check out iFolder and see how it compares.

  7. David Frost

    Very nice to see (would be nice to see one for the Novell Client as well) but is the Open Source iFolder still different to the OES2 iFolder and which version is Novell recommending OpenSUSE users use?

  8. Clois Beckwith

    iFolder Crashed because of an unhandled exception

    at(wrapper managed-to-native) Egg.Trayicon:egg_tray_icon_new (String)
    at Egg.TrayIcon..ctor (System.String name) [0x000000]
    at Novell.iFolder.iFolderApplication..ctor (System.String[] args) [0x00000]
    at Novell.iFolder.iFolderApplication.Main (System.String[] args) [0x00000]

    Any ideas on why this comes up on Startup? I tried to reinstall twice, same problem.