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  2. CONF-3726

Create an offline client for Confluence

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      It would be excellent to have an offline client for Confluence so that people can work on Confluence pages offline and then resync their changes when they are back online and resolve any conflicts during the sync process.

      Workarounds to provide offline access, such as using MS Word import/exports, are discussed at http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DISC/Offline+Confluence+Access

      Atlassian Status as of September 12, 2011

      Hi Everyone,
      Thanks for all your feedback on this issue. Over time we've been considering the strategic nature of this feature request to Confluence. While an offline client for Confluence would be useful to many people, Atlassian is focusing its efforts on improving the experience for users who are online and able to access the wiki server. This covers a broad range of uses, including support for a variety of computing platforms and devices. With that in mind, we wish to advise that we won't be implementing an offline client in the foreseeable future.

      We believe implementing an offline client to our product would be a good opportunity for a partner or third-party offering. With that in mind, there are already two potential solutions that can help you:

      • Firestarter by AppFire (Commercial)
        Firestarter enables users to take Confluence offline through a simple USB drive. Any changes made offline can then be synced back to the central Confluence server. Learn more about Firestarter.
      • RoadRunner by Artemis Software (Open-source, unsupported)
        RoadRuner allows users to take Confluence content offline, make changes and sync back with their Confluence server at a later stage. This plugin is open-sourced, maintained by the community and unsupported. Learn more about RoadRunner.

      Cheers,
      Sherif Mansour
      Confluence Product Manager
      sherif at atlassian dot com

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            jean-yves.cronier Jean-Yves Cronier added a comment - - edited Take a look on HTML5 functionnality : http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/offline.html or http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/offline.html ( http://www.w3.org/TR/offline-webapps/ ) Other interesting resources : http://ajaxian.com/archives/offlinerest https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Offline_resources_in_Firefox http://starkravingfinkle.org/projects/offline/todo.html ( http://starkravingfinkle.org/blog/2008/05/firefox-3-offline-app-demo-part-2/ ) http://webkit.org/demos/sticky-notes/index.html http://webkit.org/blog/126/webkit-does-html5-client-side-database-storage/ in French : -> http://blog.octo.com/et-si-vous-rendiez-vos-applications-web-offline-part-1-/ -> http://blog.octo.com/et-si-vous-rendiez-vos-applications-web-offline-part-2/ -> http://blog.octo.com/et-si-vous-rendiez-vos-applications-web-offline-part-3/
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            jozef.sovcik Jozef Sovcik added a comment -

            Can't find Road Runner for Confluence plugin anymore...

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            jozef.sovcik Jozef Sovcik added a comment - Can't find Road Runner for Confluence plugin anymore...
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            brendan@artemissoftware.net Brendan Patterson added a comment - - edited
            RoadRunner update

            Hi,

            I stalled out in developing RoadRunner realizing to completely solve the problem is rather complex at least to get it to the 1.0 release I was trying for. I'm planning on opening it as open source.

            I've posted a new working version (with updated license).
            https://studio.plugins.atlassian.com/wiki/display/RR/RoadRunner+downloads+-+RoadRunner+release+files

            Otherwise the most current site is here:
            https://studio.plugins.atlassian.com/wiki/display/RR

            There was a P.A.C. page which I think Atlassian culled. I might ask them to repost once I pull together the content and push to an open source repo.

            thanks,
            Brendan

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            brendan@artemissoftware.net Brendan Patterson added a comment - - edited RoadRunner update Hi, I stalled out in developing RoadRunner realizing to completely solve the problem is rather complex at least to get it to the 1.0 release I was trying for. I'm planning on opening it as open source. I've posted a new working version (with updated license). https://studio.plugins.atlassian.com/wiki/display/RR/RoadRunner+downloads+-+RoadRunner+release+files Otherwise the most current site is here: https://studio.plugins.atlassian.com/wiki/display/RR There was a P.A.C. page which I think Atlassian culled. I might ask them to repost once I pull together the content and push to an open source repo. thanks, Brendan
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            brendan@artemissoftware.net Brendan Patterson added a comment -

            Also I'd recommend having a look at http://www.appfire.com/products/firestarter/index.jsp
            which I believe is similar though they distribute it on a USB stick.

            I'm surprised they haven't posted here.

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            brendan@artemissoftware.net Brendan Patterson added a comment - Also I'd recommend having a look at http://www.appfire.com/products/firestarter/index.jsp which I believe is similar though they distribute it on a USB stick. I'm surprised they haven't posted here.
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            brendan@artemissoftware.net Brendan Patterson added a comment - - edited

            One more quick RoadRunner note.

            RoadRunner for Confluence has now been open sourced

            You can find more details about downloading and using it here

            The source code has been published here

            thanks,
            Brendan

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            brendan@artemissoftware.net Brendan Patterson added a comment - - edited One more quick RoadRunner note. RoadRunner for Confluence has now been open sourced You can find more details about downloading and using it here The source code has been published here thanks, Brendan

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