Support multithreaded synchronization

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Support multithreaded synchronization

Postby ahbrown41 » Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:37 pm

I would love to see some speed improvements to Synchronize It.
Some ideas I had were:
1) MultiThreaded directory crawler - Would check directories with a pool of threads.
2) Implementation of rdiff algorithm to support differential file comparison and the moving of file deltas instead of entire files (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rsync).
3) Tree view of directory changes or some sort of rollup when directories are on one side and not the other.

Keep up the great work!
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Postby grigsoft » Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:57 pm

1. In my tests using multiple threads on same file system didn't give a big gain, but I wasn't testing on true multicore PC. Anyway, I will probably implement this. By the way, if you (or anybody else) have multicore\multiprocessor PCs, would you test a sample program I could create to measure results?

2. rdiff doesn't make any sense for single application. I was going to use it for over-internet sync, when 2 wndsync could speak to each other over the network.

3. Could you explain this? I was going to change existing view to true tree in future, but you can rollup single folder level in current view too.
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Postby ahbrown41 » Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:50 pm

Hello,
I would be happy to test the tool that you have. I tried a threaded folder compare tool and it appeared to be extremely fast. I know another thing that I had issues with in the past with grid controls is that populating it as you find files and folders can really slow things down as well.

I suppose rdiff would be extremely useful if you implemented a sftp sync option. That would really be a great feature.

Sure, a tree view would make it easier to see the folder hierarchy when syncing folders. You can take visual shortcuts with this type of approach by rolling up a folder that is on one side but not the other. This would simplify the presentation of the folders and make it easier to read.

Thanks
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Postby TonHu » Sat Sep 20, 2008 5:31 pm

Count me in for testing this feature too, I'd like to help (as always :-))

HTH
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Postby grigsoft » Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:36 am

Thank you! I will let you know when I will have something for test.
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Postby urlwolf » Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:30 pm

+1
I can test this too.
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