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Are there any plans to port the MS Sync Framework to other platforms? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    Is it reasonable to expect the MS Sync Framework to be ported to other platforms.  Having access to the sync framework synchronization engine from other platforms (OS X) would enable some interesting real-time sync applications.

    Thank You,

    Ralph
    Friday, February 5, 2010 9:00 PM

Answers

  • Hi Ralph,

    right now, we are not planning on porting Sync framework to other platforms. However we would like to have an understanding of your scenarios so that we can take it into account for our next release and enable those scenarios even without porting to other platforms, but still enable them to run on your platform of choice :)
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    Monday, February 8, 2010 12:05 AM

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  • Hi Ralph,

    right now, we are not planning on porting Sync framework to other platforms. However we would like to have an understanding of your scenarios so that we can take it into account for our next release and enable those scenarios even without porting to other platforms, but still enable them to run on your platform of choice :)
    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties, and confers no rights
    Monday, February 8, 2010 12:05 AM
  • I agree this would be good. What if microsoft released a white paper on what was expected on the client side and people could write it for their platform.. This would be very good and interesting. but then again wasnt the whole point of .net to allow for .net apps to run every where like java, but almost 10 years later .net still only runs on Microsoft OSs, unless you want to get hacky..... So I guess this open sync framework will never happen either. Off to look for another solution....
    Sunday, February 28, 2010 4:52 AM
  • Hello Mahesh,

    >> enable those scenarios even without porting to other platforms, but still enable them to run on your platform of choice

    Sounds like you might have something interesting up your sleeve :-)  A sync service of sorts?

    I'm currently using FeedSync via the MS Sync Framework to synchronize the visual state of multiple application instances communicating in a peer-to-peer manner.   User actions and manipulations result is the broadcast of changes (in real-time) via FeedSync and those changes are reproduced on the consumer side.  The Sync Framework has served very well for this purpose, including conflict detection and resolution.  I would like to be able to create an iPhone/iPad client, hence my interest in porting the framework to other platforms.

    While some form of a 3rd party sync service seems like a great way to synchronize a static (or semi-static) data-store, this real-time/peer-to-peer sync scenario really calls for an integrated sync engine.

    Do you envision my scenario being possible with MS Sync.

    Thank You,

    Ralph
    Monday, March 8, 2010 4:20 PM