[OS X TeX] Compatibility of Lion and Snow Leopard file structures ?
cmenzel at tamu.edu
Tue Jan 31 12:54:58 CET 2012
Am Jan 31, 2012 um 9:38 AM schrieb Josep Maria Font:
> Hi George, thanks for answering.
> Please note that my main concern is with the issue of keeping two machines in sync through Dropbox, one running Lion and the other running Snow Leopard. Is this your situation? I would like to have some feedback for this specific scenario.
I don't see how this could matter. Lion stores all of the data for its autosave/versioning features (an SQLite database, incremental file changes, previous versions, etc) in a hidden directory located in the top level directory of the relevant volume, not in the working directory in which you are storing your documents and which, presumably, you are syncing with Dropbox. AFAICS the new document model leaves the structure of your working directories untouched. (Perhaps there are differences in the .DS_Store files between Lion and SL, but Dropbox doesn't sync those by default anyway.)
> El 30/01/2012, a las 19:55, George Gratzer escribió:
>> Josep Maria,
>> I do no think you will experience any problems.
>> My upgrade was completely uneventful.
>> Versions takes a little bit of getting used to.
>> Nothing disruptive.
>> On 2012-01-30, at 1:25 PM, Josep Maria Font wrote:
>>> I have received a new computer, with Lion installed, and I want to migrate my ordinary user to it. But I have (almost all) my files in sync with two other machines through Dropbox, to my entire satisfaction till now (after overcoming initial problems with file encoding, but this is another issue), and these other machines are still using Snow Leopard (last version).
>>> I have read about the new "document model" in Lion, about how TeXShop takes advantage of it, about saving versions, etc., and I am concerned about what will happen when moving the files through Dropbox between the Lion machine and the Snow Leopard ones. Does Snow Leopard understand Lion's document model ? Should I expect conflicts, missing versions of a file, etc.? Will the "hidden" Lion old versions of a file be invisible to Snow Leopard ? Should I wait until I am able to upgrade the two older machines to Lion ?
>>> Are there any experiences out there of this very situation ? I will shortly begin googling about this, but I would like to hear specifically from the TeX world. I will be grateful for any tip or advice.
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