I first used Dropbox about 1 years ago when I was at home. I wasn't impressed with it because it seems to be very slow in Thailand. Now, I'm in U.S., I have to say it a lot faster. Although I get used to using SVN, my solution is to use it with Git repository because it's distributed version control instead of centralization. Dropbox has already provided version control you can revert or undelete your files, but Git will provide more flexibility for programmers.
The way to do it is simple, I just install git and Dropbox on all my machines (Laptop and department's machines). Then create Git repository folder you want to share via
and add all files in folder or files you want through
$git add .
After you install Dropbox, it will become like a folder on that computer. Thus, I just clone Git repository to Dropbox's folder. For example, if my Git repository is at ~/ptangcha/network my command would be
$git clone ~/ptangcha/network ~/Dropbox/network
Done! I have Git repository in my Dropbox. Now, if I want to get my code in other machines, I just clone Git repository from Dropbox to folder on machines.
Since my code will be run on Linux machine (no libpcap on windows :( ), I don't want to to convert LF (Line feed) to CRLF (newline for windows) every time I add new file. Git converts it to CRLF because it detect that my repository is on Windows. So, I just configure git with this code.
$git config core.autocrlf false
I'm still newbie to Git. There are many useful command and many things to play with before I can fully benefit from it.