Welcome to Balloon’s documentation!¶
Balloon is an alternative to DropBox with file version control. It is based on Mercurial and will support Git.
Installation and Setting¶
you@debian:~$ hg clone https://bitbucket.org/cedricbonhomme/balloon you@debian:~$ cd balloon you@debian:~/balloon$
Setting the repository¶
First you need to create a repository in your own server or with a DVCS hosting service (bitbucket, Google Code, etc.).
Then you should specify the URL of the repository, your username, etc. in the configuration file of Balloon.
[repo-1] type = hg name = test-balloon url = bitbucket.org/cedricbonhomme/test-balloon username = cedricbonhomme password = *** [repo-2] type = git name = test-balloon-git url = bitbucket.org/cedricbonhomme/test-balloon-git username = cedricbonhomme password = ***
Rename the file balloon.cfg-sample to balloon.cfg.
you@debian:~/balloon/src$ nohup python balloon.py &
The local folder test-balloon is now synchronized with the distant repository. You can add, remove, and modify files.
Balloon is under GPL v3 license.
If you wish and if you like Balloon, you can donate via bitcoin. My bitcoin address: 1GVmhR9fbBeEh7rP1qNq76jWArDdDQ3otZ
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