@bogdan: I understand very well the concern of “prevent any problem rather than fixing them”.
Still the re-indexing time is quite annoying (especially in my case where I am constantly uploading a host of fast-changing small files), plus I can imagine several cases where people will not want to update
- security intensive workplaces where software has to be validated before install
- cannot deal with the lag time between Dropbox update and boxifier update (see [FIXED] Disable dropbox updates (Howto + feature request)), especially when you rely on dropbox as sole backup solution
- big amount of data, slow storage, expensive storage bandwidth, as you can find in medium to big companies, where indexing time will be a real pain
IMHO the best compromise would be to add a simple option to opt-out of updates, as many softwares do, with a clear warning on the risks.
Maybe you can also rely on dropbox version numbers, assuming that minor versions will be less likely to break compatibility.
Note that I would be satisfied with a “hard block updates from both Dropbox and Boxifier”, through firewall or the like; but most people would probably not.