Capivara 0.8.0 reviewDownload
Capivara project is a file synchronization program which is entirely written in Java to reach as many users as possible
Capivara project is a file synchronization program which is entirely written in Java to reach as many users as possible. When Capivara was launched (back in 2003) there were not too many file synchronization tools available.
On Linux I was missing an easy to use tool as Foldermatch. There is rsync which is a great tool and I use it pretty often. But it is unhandy to use and I have chosen the wrong command line options more than once. On the other hand, on Windows I had Foldermatch, but, it expired soon and I wanted to have such a nice tool anywhere.
By now, Capivara is more like a two pane file manager for sftp/ftp servers with synchronization capabilities. The general look and most key bindings are oriented on two file managers I really like to work with: mc and worker.
Capivara should work with any Java version > 1.4.0. Nevertheless, it is recommended to use Java 1.5.0 since I am mostly testing and developing the software with JDK 1.5.
There were several problems with versions prior to 1.4.2_06. If you experience annoying error messages when running Capivara while no floppy disk is inserted then you should better update the Java version.
Capivara uses plugins to support different transportation protocols:
Note: The versions of j2ssh are my very own development versions. They were not released by the SSHTools team. The latest official j2ssh release is 0.2.7.
1. j2ssh: SFTP plugin
currently: j2ssh-common-0.2.9-pre1.jar, j2ssh-core-0.2.9-pre1.jar
depends on: commons-logging.jar
2. commons net: FTP plugin
depends on: jakarta-oro-2.0.8.jar
What's New in This Release:
The most important new features of this release are support for file system encodings.
For example, non-case-preserving file systems (FAT16) and bidirectional synchronizations are supported.
This version contains many bugfixes.
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