A Dropbox-like frontend for BitTorrent Sync. Includes a file browser and the ability to share files on the Web with links generated from the read-only secret, as well as add new folders through a lovely web interface. A much better alternative to the existing BtSync web app, with some added security precautions to make sure this app being publicly accessible won't inadvertently expose your machine to security risks.
Bitbox communicates with the BitTorrent Sync app via HTTP requests, and as such is only available for the Linux platform. That is, any OS that can run the Linux BtSync app is capable of also running Bitbox. We accomplish communication with the app via the BtSync gem gem by Chris MacNaughton. Indeed, many features of this very app would be impossible without this tool.
- Ruby v1.9+
- BTSync for Linux
Bitbox is just a Rails app, and as such is pretty simple to install.
Install dependencies first:
$ bundle install
Then, create a user and database for this app:
$ createuser -s 'bitbox' $ rake db:setup
Now you're ready! Start the BTSync app and run:
$ rails server
You can optionally run our Foreman script that boots both apps at the same time:
$ foreman start
Our mission is to provide a secure and fast web client for Sync without interfering with the way the app works for normal clients.
A note on running tests..
Please make sure you have PhantomJS and Istanbul installed
Please make all contributions in the form of a Git or GitHub pull request. All contributions will be considered for inclusion as long as they must include tests on all levels. When writing controllers, tests for the underlying model functionality as well as its support classes must also be included. For front-end features, we require the use of Jasmine tests as well as Capybara features for proper regression and acceptance testing.