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  • I think the big issue here was the unexpected shock of the lack of SFTP. Basically a simple lack of communication. And the Revo file manager has needed improvement for some time now anyway. Actually, there is a MIGx feature that can be used for multiple file uploads http://rtfm.modx.com/display/ADDON/MIGX.Use+resource-specific+mediasource+and+multifile-uploader
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    • I've been long wanting to redo the Revo uploader to be more like Gallery (or maybe use pluploader). Maybe me and the cloud team can race, what comes first CRON or a new uploader wink
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      • Quote from: sottwell at Mar 06, 2013, 04:49 PM
        I think the big issue here was the unexpected shock of the lack of SFTP. Basically a simple lack of communication. And the Revo file manager has needed improvement for some time now anyway. Actually, there is a MIGx feature that can be used for multiple file uploads http://rtfm.modx.com/display/ADDON/MIGX.Use+resource-specific+mediasource+and+multifile-uploader

        Once again I agree with Susan. smiley

        How easy or difficult is this to implement for non-programmers and non-developers??
        I notice it creates a separate folder for each resource uploaded, this does not seem practical to me, rather it's IM-practical.
        I have 50-some files to put into one folder, for example...

        If I can do this the lack of ftp/sftp is not a show-stopper for me...

        It's not like people need to do multiple file uploads all the time but when you need this feature you really need it.

        I ask because MODx is still mostly a developer's CMS/CMF and will remain so for quite awhile, it will take years to catch up to WordPress. smiley

        The various multi-file upload suggestions I think would work for most people in a lab cloud setup but it would be good to know how many months away these are. smiley

        • One of the nice things with MODX is the ability to use static files and edit on a local machine. With sublime text 2 and sftp, this can be done easily.

          With no ftp access, this is no longer available.
          • Quote from: dinocorn at Mar 06, 2013, 04:56 PM
            I've been long wanting to redo the Revo uploader to be more like Gallery (or maybe use pluploader). Maybe me and the cloud team can race, what comes first CRON or a new uploader wink

            I think an uploader would be more useful to more people than cron.
            It could start as an addon then later be folded into core code.
            Thank you, Tom
            • Well, dev and production clouds have sFTP/SSH, but Revo needs a better uploader for sure. It's just that I've got a couple clients willing and able to move to MODX Cloud, but their sites require CRON-like scheduling for their APIs.

              Quote from: TomMLS at Mar 06, 2013, 05:39 PM
              Quote from: dinocorn at Mar 06, 2013, 04:56 PM
              I've been long wanting to redo the Revo uploader to be more like Gallery (or maybe use pluploader). Maybe me and the cloud team can race, what comes first CRON or a new uploader wink

              I think an uploader would be more useful to more people than cron.
              It could start as an addon then later be folded into core code.
              Thank you, Tom
                jpdevries
              • Quote from: splittingred at Mar 06, 2013, 04:16 PM
                We will not be allowing SSH on Lab plans for security reasons - allowing SSH access to people who can signup and immediately start running malignant processes on hosting accounts is not a smart idea.

                I can sign up for a 15 day trial and have all the functionality of the full cloud account. What is to stop malignant behaviour there?

                Where is the lab account different?
                • I knows nothing about the Lab stuff besides that it looks like a good step forward for people wanting to try out MODX Cloud. I think there are two different things being talked about here, 1 which seems to be the issue you are all talking about is no FTP asyet for Cloud and then the 2nd is a better File Management System for MODX. Can we open a new thread to discuss the 2nd issue as all the Lab stuff will get lost and this thread will start becoming confusing.

                  I would like to see the features that everyone want so much in a better File Management System, but in a new Thread please. Thats just my thought.
                  • Cloud accounts have SSH/SFTP access. The free Lab accounts don't. Why this seemed a good idea is one question, although the reasoning is understandable. This discussion is about how best to address the issue. An improved file manager is one solution. The intention to set up FTP access for the free Lab accounts is another, although setting up an FTP server just for these free Lab accounts without opening the usual security problems that an FTP server can open is a question in itself. A temporary solution could be setting up an easily installed package for a TV or CMP using MIGx for uploading multiple files easily. Focusing on an improved file manager already has its own discussion elsewhere.
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                    • I don't think an improved file manager would be a solution to the problem, just a work around and a nice to have for some people.
                      Cloud does have a 30 day trial so I think the answer for now is if you need sFTP/SSH but aren't ready to commit, sign up for a paid plan under a 30 day trial.
                      If there were student discounts or MODX formed partnerships with certain school, that would be all the better. A couple fully featured dev clouds per student could really help put MODX in the classroom.
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