If a problem is preventing you from using git-annex, or the git-annex assistant, please indicate it here.

If you're currently using git-annex, you can instead answer on behalf of less technically adept friends or family, and identify a problem blocking them from using the git-annex assistant.

too hard to install (2%)


too hard to use (17%)


not good enough documentation (5%)


because of a bug (that has been reported) (2%)


because of a bug (that's not been reported yet) (2%)


because I don't think it's ready (2%)


don't trust the assistant (12%)


either git-annex gets confused often, or I do, so my use of it has started to stagnate (10%)


not issues personally, but people don't see (or realize they need) the immense benefits it provides :) (22%)


git-annex has many power features and good documentation of these features, but lacks many tutorials (like the walkthrough) showing new users how to tie the features together (10%)


without v7 there is a bit too much friction for non-technical user's file syncing needs. once v7 hits Debian stable etc. that will change. exciting times are ahead. (5%)


git alone is hard to grasp for a novice, with git-annex symlinks, locked/unlocked states, now adjusted branches -- it goes way too far to even grasp concepts. So hard to advice to naive users who did not yet get fascinated by git itself (5%)


do not work well over smb (0%)


git is not quite right as a data model, so there's lots of minor to serious friction when using git-annex to share data between different users or even just different contexts that want different views of the same data (0%)


problem with filenames across OSes (e.g., colons work with Linux but not under Windows) (0%)


difficult to use with Files/Nautilus (copy or drag&drop actually copies the symlink) (0%)


Integration with operating system not convenient enough. (0%)


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Total votes: 140

(Note that missing ports covers ports to IOS etc, so don't add them here.)