User story: As a user, I want Zwift to access workouts that are on a shared folder, e.g. Dropbox, so that I can maintain workout libraries with other Zwift users.
Solution: Make sure Zwift follows links to folders (OS X symlink / Alias, or Windows mklink).
Discussion: I have several sources for .zwo workout files:
- My coach
- My cycling club
Today, I maintain these collections through several shared Dropbox folders (each with different sharing groups). (My filesystem has a single folder named ~/Dropbox/Zwift-workouts that itself contains Aliases pointing to each of the various shared folders.)
Currently, if the ~/Documents/Zwift/Workouts folder is changed to an OS X Alias or symlink, the link is NOT followed by the Zwift application, and the workouts “under” the symlink are not visible.
If Zwift supported following symlinks for directories (recursively), I could simply perform this command: “ln -Fs ~/Dropbox/Zwift-workouts/ ~/Documents/Zwift/Workouts”, and all my workouts would appear as desired on the Zwift Workouts startup screen.
(Preferably, I would like to create an “Alias” using OS X Finder to do the same thing, since these are superior to symlinks.)
If this worked properly, various Zwift sub-communities could maintain Dropbox folders with .zwo workout collections, and I could use the scheme above to be able view into all of them from the Workouts page.