I'm looking to implement data synchronization between servers and distributed clients. The data source on the server is mysql with django on top. The client can vary. Updates can take place on either client or server, and the connection between server and client is not reliable (eg. changes can be made on a disconnected cell phone, should get sync'd when the cell phone has a connection again).
S. Lott suggests using a version control design pattern in this question, which makes sense. I'm wondering if there are any existing packages / implementations of this I can use. Or, should I directly make use of svn/git/etc?
Are there other alternatives? There must be synchronization frameworks or detailed descriptions of algorithms out there, but I'm not having a lot of luck finding them. I'd appreciate if you point me in the right direction.
Perhaps using plain old rsync is enough.