Release notes for Jungle Disk Desktop
Jungle Disk is powerful software that lets you access unlimited online storage from your desktop.
Key features include:
- Support for Amazon S3 and Rackspace Cloud Files storage options
- Support for Amazon S3
- Native support for Windows, Mac, and Linux
- Extensive caching system for files and directories
- Background upload, delete, copy, and move support
- Desktop application for upload and download progress
- Complete encryption for all data
- Automatic restart of background operations in case of shutdown or crash
- Support for automatic backup on a timed or manual basis
- Automatic archival of old versions and deleted files
- Mutli-way sync between local folders and your network drive
- Easy sharing of your files with other individuals, including those who aren't Jungle Disk subscribers.
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- Corrected an issue that could cause multiple system tray icons to appear in certain Linux distributions
- Backup vault databases exceeding 4 GB in size on 32-bit Linux platforms no longer fail to upload
- Cancelling an active backup now works properly when multiple online disks are connected
- Improved the installation experience on Ubuntu 11.04. Note that it is safe to proceed with installation if you receive a "The package is of bad quality" message. This is a known issue with Ubuntu (see https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/software-center/+bug/712377 )
- Reduced memory usage when executing a backup vault cleanup.
- Corrected an issue that could cause missed backups to not execute, even when the "run missed backups as soon as possible" option was set
- Corrected an issue that could cause scheduled backup jobs to occassionaly run twice
Platform Release Notes
Jungle Disk has been tested extensively on Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OSX (10.5, 10.6), Redhat Linux, and Ubuntu. Basic testing has also been done on other versions as well.
Testing has uncovered the following known issues due to different implementations of WebDAV on various platforms:
- When adding compatibility buckets created by other tools, such as S3Fox, you may need to use the Consistency Check feature on the HELP menu before files will be visible in Jungle Disk. This is due to the different directory indicators used by different S3 utilities. You may also need to delete the Directory Cache after making changes with other tools for those changes to appear in Jungle Disk.
- RSYNC: The default behavior of rsync is to copy files then rename them. Because of the overhead of renaming files, we recommend using the "--inplace" and "--size-only" flags when using rsync on Mac. On Windows, consider using Robocopy or Xcopy instead.
- Sync should be paused before disconnecting a sync'd drive, and resumed after reconnection.
- Sync should be paused during a consistency check operation.
- On Windows Vista when opening MS Office documents, the files may occationally open as "read-only" due to Windows Explorer trying to open the file at the same time as Office. Closing and re-opening the document should fix the issue. You can also avoid it by hiding the "Details" pane in Windows Explorer.
- Having the native file system driver enabled will potentially allow applications to scan or index Jungle Disk as a drive and could result in increased activity to your Jungle Disk.
- Sync status icons in Windows file lists may not always refresh automatically in Windows XP. Press F5 to update the status if you suspect this is happenin
- See the INSTALL file included with the distribution for installation and configuration details
- Jungle Disk attempts to locate your web browser automatically when clicking links in the software. If it does not find your preferred web browser, simply create a symlink to your browser named ~/.jungledisk/browser
- It is not possible to select the root directory in the backup selection dialog on Linux.
- Jungle Disk requires OSX 10.5 (Leopard) or 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
- If you have parental controls enabled on your Mac user account, you will need to add "https://s3.amazonaws.com" to the allowed sites list for your account or you may receive a "connection refused" error
- Finder encodes UTF8 filenames slightly differently than other platforms. If you use your Jungle Disk between OSX and other platforms at the same time, some filenames may display differently on the other platforms. This should not affect your ability to copy or use the files however.
- Executables cannot currently be launched from a mapped Jungle Disk. Copy the application locally before running it.
- OSX does not encode + characters correctly in URLs. File names uploaded with a "+" character in them will show up with a space instead
- DS_Store files can be disabled by following the instructions here
Jungle Disk makes use of several excellent open source libraries. In compliance with the associated license agreements we have provided links to the copyright / license information and original source code below.