Capivara project is a file synchronization program which is entirely written in Java to reach as many users as possible. When Capivara was launched (back in 2003) there were not too many file synchronization tools available.
On Linux I was missing an easy to use tool as Foldermatch. There is rsync which is a great tool and I use it pretty often. But it is unhandy to use and I have chosen the wrong command line options more than once. On the other hand, on Windows I had Foldermatch, but, it expired soon and I wanted to have such a nice tool anywhere.
By now, Capivara is more like a two pane file manager for sftp/ftp servers with synchronization capabilities. The general look and most key bindings are oriented on two file managers I really like to work with: mc and worker.
What is new in this release:
- This release has an option to keep remote connections alive, so (S)FTP connections are less likely to get disconnected due to timeouts.
- The algorithm to find duplicated files has been optimized for speed.
- This version comes with support for saving user passwords.
- Some minor GUI problems have been fixed.
What is new in version 0.8.5:
- This release adds support for the HFS+ filesystem of Mac OS X.
- It also ships with two new translations to Spanish (AR and ES).
- Some minor bugs have been fixed.