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Great Lakes ownCloud Developer Meetup

November 8th, 2012 Comments off

During the weekend of October 27-28th, we held the first Great Lakes ownCloud Developer Meetup in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It was also the first developer meetup outside of Europe for ownCloud. The ownCloud community and, in general, the KDE community is mostly European and this was a satellite event of the larger ownCloud meetup held during the same weekend at KDAB Berlin. Over the weekend we had seven people attend. A great turnout for the first ownCloud meeting in North America and hopefully there will be many more great meetings to follow.


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ownCloud at the openSUSE Summit

September 23rd, 2012 Comments off

I just got back from the openSUSE Summit and it was a great experience! Thanks to Bryen Yunashko and Alan Clark for organizing the fun event. There were many people interested in ownCloud and my session was well attended. I’m hoping to see some new contributions and bug reports from these Summit attendees. openSUSE users should have no problem getting started with ownCloud thanks to the ownCloud in a box appliance available in SUSE Studio.  Read more…

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ownCloud Developer Meetup in Ann Arbor

September 15th, 2012 1 comment

As you may know there is an ownCloud developer meetup in Berlin in October. Some of us won’t be able to make it, so we’re holding our own meetup a little closer in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The meetup will run in parallel to the developer meetup in Berlin, there is a 6 hour time difference, […]

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Share API Update

August 13th, 2012 1 comment

The Share API is coming along nicely, but there is still a long list of todos. I’ve written a guide in the ownCloud Developer Centre for using the Share API. It is for any app developers wishing to implement sharing in their apps. The guide is relatively short and I believe this shows how easy […]

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Sharing in ownCloud 5

August 7th, 2012 7 comments

Last summer it started with file sharing, now it’s time to share everything in ownCloud! This has always been in the back of my mind and now it has become a reality.

Sharing in ownCloud 4 suffered and had a bad reputation due to many issues. File sharing was hit by a number of bugs because of changes outside of sharing, and other apps started their own implementations of sharing. It was not always a satisfactory experience for the user. It was time to rethink how sharing works. The result is the new Share API in ownCloud 5.

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Mounting Dropbox into ownCloud

I just finished adding support for mounting Dropbox and Google Drive in the external storage user interface. These took a while longer than the other storage backends because both require OAuth authentication. It is a fairly simple process to configure both in the user interface, but Dropbox has one extra step. Dropbox requires that developers create […]

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Configuring External Storage for ownCloud

One of the features that I worked on for ownCloud 4 was the mounting of external storage directly into your ownCloud. No longer are you limited by the storage capacity of the server ownCloud is running on. Despite being labeled as an ‘experimental’ feature in the release announcement, many users requested help configuring it. With no […]

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GSoC: New sharing interface for ownCloud

August 20th, 2011 7 comments

The development of ownCloud has increased rapidly in the past weeks and the release of 2.0 is approaching. The media player branch was merged into master and the user interface has undergone huge changes. There are also many new apps in the works, including an addressbook, calendar, and bookmarks. I’m sure there will be more discussion on the new features once ownCloud 2.0 is released. Read more…

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GSoC: Testers needed for sharing files with ownCloud

July 21st, 2011 1 comment

I have good news this week. First, I’m still here because I passed the mid-term evaluation for Google Summer of Code. Thanks for passing me Robin. Second, I was successful in completing my goal last week and now have everything setup so others can start experimenting with sharing files. Read more…

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GSoC: Copy, Cut, and Paste Shared Files in ownCloud

July 13th, 2011 4 comments

As usual I ran into a couple more issues this past week that prevented me from completing many of the items on my Todo list. I also forgot to finish a couple of things like copying files, because it isn’t part of the web frontend. Read more…

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