TSW SiteSync 2.0

July 1, 2008

This blog post is all about the next version of TSW SiteSync. I'm almost done with my TODO list, which turned out to be quite long. This is a list of the changes I have made so far:

Most important changes

  • Support for FTP, SFTP and FTPS throughout the entire application
  • More responsive interface - no more frozen dialogs
  • Transfers, comparisons and synchronizations can now be canceled
  • Watch mode now supports auto-sync and can be minimized to the Windows notification area
  • Built-in support for testing wildcard and regular expression based exclusion rules against the files of your site
  • Find files for upload dialog - quickly find a specific set of files for upload, based on their filename or their last modified date
  • Updated FTP client, with more informative interface and a transfer queue
  • The final version will have real documentation, as seen in WebCoder and phpCoder


Minor changes

  • More stable transfers. SiteSync will try to ignore non-fatal errors and just continue with the next file, and try to automatically re-connect when a sudden disconnection happens
  • See which exclusion rule were applied to a specific file or folder
  • Filter exclusion rules can now be imported from other SiteSync sites
  • See properties for remote files and folders (including subfiles and subfolders) in the FTP client
  • The synchronization dialog now supports doing only downloading or only uploading for a single session, for a two-way site
  • Filter options in the exclusion rule dialog - show only files or only folders, for a better overview
  • Same application for easy access to application and settings directory as introduced in phpCoder 2008 version 1.01
  • Same technology for logging errors as introduced in phpCoder 2008 version 1.02
  • A list of minor bugs have been fixed, found by me and a number of dedicated SiteSync users (thank you!)


This is what I have so far, besides the things that are too small to mention. If all goes well, I will have the first beta version ready for you guys pretty soon. If you have any suggestions, then be sure to let me know :)

Kasper (TSW) @ 7:46 pm in SiteSync

6 Responses to “TSW SiteSync 2.0”

  1. Markus A. says:

    Sounds great!

  2. Tobias says:

    This sounds great, were never really happy with the first version, due to many of the fixes now done =D Don’t know if it’s possible but when you synchronize it seams like it uploads/downloads all files, dunno if its a fact or if it’s just checking if file is up to date(?). With alot of files this takes a while =/ So if it can be improved, then it’s a suggestion =)
    Thank you! =)

  3. Gary Anderson says:

    I am thinking about buying sitesync with the PHP coder. Will there be a free upgrade if I buy it now?

  4. Kasper (TSW) says:

    Tobias, I have actually fixed a bug that could cause unnecessary transfers. Also, be sure to check the setting that allows SiteSync to set the modification date on your local files :)

    Gary, yes there will. This is not the normal practice, but in the case of SiteSync from version 1 to 2, there actually will be a completely free upgrade for existing users, once it has been released :)

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