[CentOS] Gmail problem

Nikita Izyumtsev nikita.izyumtsev at gmail.com
Sat Jan 23 19:23:47 UTC 2010


> Hi,all :
>
>
> There is gmail drive for windows
> platform<http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/#>where the person can
> access his gmail storage space as a drive.
>
> Do we have something similar on Linux?
>  Means is there any software that will allow the person to 'mount' the gmail
> storage and say 'copy/paste' from his system to the gmail account?
>
>
> Thanks ~

I used to work with fuse-gmailfs, but currently I have switched to dropbox.
There is two disadwantages with it: first, it's quite untrivial task
to get it working under Centos, and second, it doesn't work anymore :)

>From official fuse-gmailfs site (richard.jones.name):
Gmail Filesystem no longer works with the latest Gmail interface, and
will not be maintained in the future.

BTW, according to google EULA, it's illegal to use gmail it that way.
Gmail team could even disable you account.

I would suggest you to take a look at dropbox, which provides 2-5Gb
online storage with full desktop integration on lin/win/mac. At the
moment it's quite tricky to install in under CentOS, because it uses
python 2.5 (CentOS has python 2.4), but it's achievable:
http://wiki.dropbox.com/TipsAndTricks/CnetOS-KDE-Install . Fancy GUI
isn't working at the moment.

I'm currently backporting it to CentOS, and I would like to include it
in rpmforge (it's distributable). I estimate it in about one week.

I hope it'll be useful ...

Nikita


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