SparkleShare is a collaboration and sharing tool that is designed to keep things simple and to stay out of your way. It allows you to instantly sync with any Git repository you have access to.
SparkleShare currently works on Linux, Mac and Windows.
SparkleShare is free software and licensed under the GNU GPLv3 or later. You are welcome to change and redistribute it under certain conditions. For more information see the LICENSE file or visit http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html
SparkleShare creates its own RSA keypair in
$HOME/.config/sparkleshare/ and uses
that for authentication. Please mind this if you're planning to set up your
own server by hand.
You can choose to build from source or get the packages through your distribution's repositories.
curl git >= 1.7.3 gtk-sharp2 mono-core >= 2.8 notify-sharp webkit-sharp
nautilus-python gvfs libappindicator
Download, unzip and open the SparkleShare bundle.
Download the installer and run SparkleShare from the start menu.
Build on Linux
Debian or Ubuntu (apt):
$ sudo apt-get install gtk-sharp2 mono-runtime mono-devel monodevelop \ libndesk-dbus1.0-cil-dev nant libnotify-cil-dev libgtk2.0-cil-dev mono-mcs mono-gmcs \ libwebkit-cil-dev intltool libtool python-nautilus libndesk-dbus-glib1.0-cil-dev
libappindicator support, install the following package:
$ sudo apt-get install libappindicator0.1-cil-dev
$ sudo yum install gtk-sharp2-devel mono-core mono-devel monodevelop \ ndesk-dbus-devel ndesk-dbus-glib-devel nautilus-python-devel nant \ notify-sharp-devel webkit-sharp-devel webkitgtk-devel libtool intltool
You can then build and install SparkleShare like this:
$ ./configure --prefix=/usr (or ./autogen.sh if you build from the repository) $ make $ sudo make install
--prefix=/usr if you want the Nautilus extension to work.
Build on Mac
Install Xcode, the Mono Framework, MonoDevelop and the MonoMac plugin (you can find it in MonoDevelop => Add-in Manager).
You may need to adjust some environment variables to let the build environment tools find mono:
$ export PATH=/Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/Versions/Current/bin:$PATH $ export PKG_CONFIG=/Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/Versions/Current/bin/pkg-config $ export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/Versions/Current/lib/pkgconfig
Install git, automake, and intltool using MacPorts:
$ sudo port install git-core automake intltool
Start the first part of the build:
$ ./autogen.sh --enable-gtkui=no $ make
Now that you have compiled the libraries, open
MonoDevelop and start the build.
To create the SparkleShare.app, make sure the project is focused and select Project from the menu bar and click "Create Mac Installer...". Make sure to select "Don't link assemblies".
Save the SparkleShare.app somewhere. Copy
SparkleShare.app/Contents/MonoBundle/config (adjust the paths to where you saved the .app):
cp SparkleShare/Mac/config SparkleShare.app/Contents/MonoBundle/config
Now you should have a working bundle that you can run.
Build on Windows
Install version 4.0 of the .NET Framework if you haven't already.
Install msysGit. Change the install location to
C:\msysgit and use the default settings for the other settings during the installation. Copy the
C:\msysgit directory into
bin\msysgit (in the SparkleShare source directory).
Open a command prompt and execute the following:
cd C:\path\to\SparkleShare\source cd SparkleShare\Windows build
\binshould now contain
SparkleShare.exe, which you can run.
If you want to create an installer package, install WiX 3.6, and run:
|IRC Channel:||#sparkleshare on irc.gnome.org|
Now have fun and create cool things together! :)