I plan on hosting a NextCloud instance via a Web-Server at work (due to high PC specs, "always online", and well...free power) to house all my Powershell, Bash and other documentation and scripts for access from home.
Whilst I can use the Web-Browser to download and edit files, I would prefer to implement their desktop clients for ease of use. Whilst I am not sure if my needs are met by this client, I am more looking for an add-on or script to go in unison with this client,but am happy to use another tool.
For reference, it is:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nextcloud-devs/client
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nextcloud-client
(Side Note: If you fail to enter the server's DNS or IP the first time, I suspect you need to clear the program cache and open again).
What I am ideally looking for would be to restrict user access (which is a no-brainer, plus limiting IP Address Connections) but also allow concurrent editing of files and version control. Essentially, the process will be:
- User X downloads a copy of
deleteyourdomain.ps1and tests on their instance;
- User X then re-uploads the file, and makes the relevant changes in Planner to list the stage they're at (we're also thinking of implementing some other form of notation)
- User Y will then perform some work on the same file(s)
What I am looking for here is some form of notification based on rules. For my instance, rules such as:
- User X has downloaded this file >X Time frame ago and may still be editing it;
- User X has already uploaded a newer file that you've not downloaded or;
- User X has made changes since you've last downloaded the files (albeit not re-downloaded or uploaded) and has notes
Because the work being performed will be a decentralised instance, multiple users will login and edit the files at their discretion, and incidentally override other people's work (albeit we may have local copies).
Useful articles I am to read and see how they have been implemented:
In terms of Requirements there are not many requirements (outside the desktop client); we're simply after a nifty file-version control process for the documents stored.
In terms of Wants:
- Free, and open source;
- Run on Windows, Linux and OSX and;
- Have stable support/documentation
The client ideally supports encryption by default, of course. I am happy to pay a single payment of $0-75.00AUD for this product should it come with a Support Agreement.