Linux Google Drive Client Insync Gets Xfce And Mate Desktop Integration

Insync, an unofficial Google Drive Linux client that’s available for a wide range of desktop environments has been updated today, getting support for MATE Desktop (Caja) and Xfce (Thunar).
Here’s the Insync or Linux Beta 11 changelog:
Fixed symlink to symlink (chain of symlinks);Mate desktop support – Caja emblems and context menu;Xfce – Thunar 1.5 emblems and context menu.
I’ve only tested the new Xfce (Thunar) support and it works, but there are some minor glitches. However, this is the first Insync for Xfce release, so hopefully all the issues will be fixed soon.
Thunar 1.6 Insync xfce
For instance, Insync for Xfce requires “thunarx-python” (version 0.3) which isn’t available in the official Ubuntu repositories – you can however, install it from our PPA, see below.
Also, the official release notes mention that it should work with Thunar 1.5; since both Xubuntu 12.04 and 12.10 ship with Thunar 1.4 and the Xfce 4.12 PPA has Thunar 1.6, I’ve tested it with these two versions and: with Thunar 1.4, the context menu items work, but there are no file emblems and with Thunar 1.6, the context menu items work and the file emblems don’t work for most files which I’ve already had in my Google Drive.

Anyway, the important thing is that it is usable and I’m sure it will improve in future versions.
By the way, I recommend installing Thunar 1.6 (which now has tabs support, among other new features) if you’re using Xubuntu 12.04 or 12.10.

Download Insync for Linux, available for Mate Desktop, Xfce, Unity – AppIndicator, KDE, GNOME Shell or Cinnamon, from HERE.

To install thunarx-python in Xubuntu 12.10 or 12.04, required by Insync for Xfce, use the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install thunarx-pythonYou can also manually download the thunarx-python deb files from our PPA.

Or, to us the official Insync repository in Ubuntu, Linux Mint or Debian, see our previous post (updated with instructions for the Xfce and Mate builds): Insync Repository Available For Ubuntu, Linux Mint And Debian Users

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Linux Google Drive Client Insync Gets Xfce And Mate Desktop Integration

Insync, an unofficial Google Drive Linux client that’s available for a wide range of desktop environments has been updated today, getting support for MATE Desktop (Caja) and Xfce (Thunar).
Here’s the Insync or Linux Beta 11 changelog:
Fixed symlink to symlink (chain of symlinks);Mate desktop support – Caja emblems and context menu;Xfce – Thunar 1.5 emblems and context menu.
I’ve only tested the new Xfce (Thunar) support and it works, but there are some minor glitches. However, this is the first Insync for Xfce release, so hopefully all the issues will be fixed soon.
Thunar 1.6 Insync xfce
For instance, Insync for Xfce requires “thunarx-python” (version 0.3) which isn’t available in the official Ubuntu repositories – you can however, install it from our PPA, see below.
Also, the official release notes mention that it should work with Thunar 1.5; since both Xubuntu 12.04 and 12.10 ship with Thunar 1.4 and the Xfce 4.12 PPA has Thunar 1.6, I’ve tested it with these two versions and: with Thunar 1.4, the context menu items work, but there are no file emblems and with Thunar 1.6, the context menu items work and the file emblems don’t work for most files which I’ve already had in my Google Drive.

Anyway, the important thing is that it is usable and I’m sure it will improve in future versions.
By the way, I recommend installing Thunar 1.6 (which now has tabs support, among other new features) if you’re using Xubuntu 12.04 or 12.10.

Download Insync for Linux, available for Mate Desktop, Xfce, Unity – AppIndicator, KDE, GNOME Shell or Cinnamon, from HERE.

To install thunarx-python in Xubuntu 12.10 or 12.04, required by Insync for Xfce, use the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install thunarx-pythonYou can also manually download the thunarx-python deb files from our PPA.

Or, to us the official Insync repository in Ubuntu, Linux Mint or Debian, see our previous post (updated with instructions for the Xfce and Mate builds): Insync Repository Available For Ubuntu, Linux Mint And Debian Users

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Insync Repository Available For Ubuntu, Linux Mint And Debian Users

insync ubuntuInsync, an unofficial Google Drive client for Linux, is now available in a repository for Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Debian users and it’s recommended you add since you’ll get automatic updates.

The Insync repository is available for:
Ubuntu: natty, oneiric, precise and quantal Debian: squeeze and lennyLinux Mint: lisa and maya
If you’re using one of the above Ubuntu, Debian or Linux Mint versions, add the repository using the following command:

– for Ubuntu:
echo “deb http://apt.insynchq.com/ubuntu $(lsb_release -cs) non-free” | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/insync.list
– for Debian:
echo “deb http://apt.insynchq.com/debian $(lsb_release -cs) non-free” | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
– for Linux Mint
echo “deb http://apt.insynchq.com/mint $(lsb_release -cs) non-free” | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/insync.list

Then, for any of the above, import the key and update the software sources:
wget -O – https://d2t3ff60b2tol4.cloudfront.net/services@insynchq.com.gpg.key | sudo apt-key add –
sudo apt-get update

And finally, install Insync if you haven’t already:

Unity (appindicator):
sudo apt-get install insync-beta-ubuntu
GNOME Shell:
sudo apt-get install insync-beta-gnome
Cinnamon:
sudo apt-get install insync-beta-cinnamon
KDE4:
sudo apt-get install insync-beta-kde

For other Linux distributions, see the new Insync Linux page: https://www.insynchq.com/linux

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    Unofficial Google Drive Linux Client `Insync` Hits Beta 9

    insync linuxInsync, an unofficial Google Drive client for Linux, has reached beta 9, fixing the MS Office formats (files now downloaded as ODF) and glibc errors for Debian users, so the deb files aren’t just for Ubuntu anymore.
    Insync for Linux is free while in beta, but will probably become a paid service when it becomes stable. Hopefully, Google will release an official Google Drive client by then.
    Here’s what’s new in the latest Insync for Linux beta 9:
    fixed symlinks not live syncing (before you had to restart Insync for changes to be detected)Nautilus context menu will not show outside of the Insync folderApplets now have a pause/resume button to start/stop Insync from downloading and uploadingGdocs are now downloaded in Open Document FormatBuilt with Debian, fixes GLIBC error for Debian users
    Download Insync for Linux beta 9 – applets available for Unity (should work with other DEs), GNOME Shell, Cinnamon and KDE (deb and rpm).

    Also see: Grive: Open Source Google Drive Client For Linux

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