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Use DropBox to distribute new apps to multiple Macs
Authored by: luomat on Oct 19, '09 06:36:54PM

(It's "Dropbox" not "DropBox" :-)

Recent betas have "LAN sync" which syncs across your network without every app having to download it. This is nice on my metered satellite connection.

I haven't seen this "Someone else already uploaded" this but it makes sense that they would use it to to save transfer expenses… but I thought files were encrypted on Dropbox.

In any case, you should not, under ANY circumstances, put an unpacked application in Dropbox because it does not have any concept of an "executable bit".

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Use DropBox to distribute new apps to multiple Macs
Authored by: felix-fi on Oct 20, '09 01:13:27AM

The hash filesystem is quite impressive (I love the concept, even if it completely blows my mind that one can decide that 2 files are the same by just comparing hashs).

Indeed, the files are supposed to be encrypted... but nothing prevent them of using the same encryption keys for the version on the disk (even if it has different "owner", and even if they use a different one for the transfert).

Indeed, it is safer to put .dmg files (but most applications come as "data" file, either .dmg, or .zip).

Indeed the latest beta provide sync-on-lan... which makes this hint even more valuable.

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