It's out!Optimal Sync is a small and simple multi-platform(well soon) BPM utility that is able to move and affect data between different many sources and destinations.
As it is dependent on Python 3.3 and just recently released open source software packages, it requires at least Debian "Jessie" or Ubuntu 13.04. It will however stay with stable releases after its initial release. 0.9 will mean a tested Windows version and 1.0 OS X.
That needs to be restated, this is a first release, so there are some quirks. However the ambitions are high and there is an aggressive release schedule ahead.
Please try it out and don't hesitate to report any issues as tickets here at the project page and you'll get a response.
(The GUI is "ugly"? Well, please share how to make it prettier!)
Download packages at Sourceforge:
Install QAL before Optimal Sync:
More documentation at:
And phew.The above is obviously a quote from the Sourceforge blog post.
So finally something actually installable and runnable has emerged from all this experimenting and fiddling around. Saying it is a cool application is perhaps not the right word, the GUI is very much leaning towards "functional" and leaning away from "aesthetic".
BUT, it is all open source, and it uses the latest libraries available. In fact, so new are they, that this could not have been released a month ago. There will now be a consolidation phase where only the application and QAL will evolve as the underlying libraries goes into stabler repositories. Cool stuff will be added indeed, when all the technical hurdles has been cleared.
Anyway, happiness abound!