Syncing Git repositories with Live Mesh - changed files RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I'm using Live Mesh to sync between my home and work computer mostly. Being a software developer, I like to share my local "Git" repositories between my home and work machine. (Git is a distributed version control sytem.) The projects I work on are proprietary software, so I cannot choose Github or any other public Git hosting to share code between the two machines. The reason why I have to do the sync on top of Git in the first place is that we're using Subversion as our authorative SCM, but I also don't want to miss the features of Git (especially local branches).

    Anyways, after that long introduction, here's my Live Mesh question: During the Tech Preview days of Live Mesh Git sync worked perfectly and without a glitch. Since I installed the beta, I keep getting changed files over night. Say I finish my work in the evening and keep the box running overnight with a "clean" Git repository. When I come back to my machine the next moring, there are a couple of files changed. During that nighttime I didn't use that synced folder, nor was my other LM box turned on.

    The question that bugs me is if there were some changes introduced to the beta that cause these updated files, and if you could test Live Mesh with Git repositories. They might be a bit special because they're accesses through Unix-style tools (via Cygwin).

    Thursday, November 6, 2008 12:00 AM


  • Alexander,

    Can you contrast the changes found during the overnight activity with what is found in your cloud storage on your Live Desktop?  What I am wondering is if you are pulling versions down from the cloud hosted folder and if those are being placed in your local folder.


    Program Manager | Live Mesh
    Friday, November 7, 2008 11:51 PM