[tomboy-list] Tomboy-list Digest, Vol 30, Issue 2
Josep M. Fontana
josepm.fontana at upf.edu
Sun Apr 5 10:54:26 PDT 2009
OK. Thanks tchomby. Now I get it.
And yes, as you say, the only drawback of this method is that you have
to remember to click on Tools > Synchronize notes. It seems simple
enough to do this but there are a bunch of forgetful people out there
(one of them myself).
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> Date: Sun, 5 Apr 2009 12:48:13 +0100
> From: tchomby <tchomby at googlemail.com>
> Subject: Re: [tomboy-list] Tomboy-list Digest, Vol 30, Issue 1
> To: tomboy-list at lists.beatniksoftware.com
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> On Sun, Apr 05, 2009 at 01:10:01PM +0200, Josep M. Fontana wrote:
>> I didn't understand what was involved tchomby's option 1:
>>> 1. Using tomboy's Synchronisation feature and a local folder. I would
>>> then use dropbox (https://www.getdropbox.com/) to sync the local
>>> folder. The drawback of this is that it looks like I have to remember
>>> to press Synchronise Notes all the time in tomboy, otherwise my notes
>>> won't be accessible.
>> I don't understand how one can use dropbox to sync a local folder. The
>> way Dropbox works is synchronizing a specific local folder (which you
>> setup as your Dropbox folder) with a server which then is synchronized
>> with other local Dropbox folders in other computers.
> You sync to a local folder that happens to be inside your dropbox folder.
> What Dropbox does is to synchronise a local folder ( ~/Dropbox ) with your
> online Dropbox account (and then by running Dropbox on multiple machines it can
> keep the local ~/Dropbox folders on multiple machines in sync).
> Lets say I make a folder in my Dropbox folder called tomboy-sync, as far as
> tomboy, any other apps, and the operating system are concerned this is simply a
> local folder ~/Dropbox/tomboy-sync in my filesystem. The only program that
> treats the Dropbox folder specially is the dropbox program itself.
> So using Tomboy's 'Sync to Local Folder' option I can sync my tomboy notes to
> ~/Dropbox/tomboy-sync, which is a local folder. Since this local folder happens
> to be in my Dropbox folder, the Dropbox program will see the change to it and
> synchronise that change to my Dropbox account, and to any other Dropbox folders
> I have on other machines.
> On another machine, if I then run Tomboy's Sync to Local Folder with
> ~/Dropbox/tomboy-sync again, then the two Tomboy instances will be
> synchronised. (As long as I waited for Dropbox to finish syncing the
> ~/Dropbox/tomboy-sync folder first).
> Personally I think it would be a hassle to remember to press sync in tomboy all
> the time, but it could work.
>> What I had in mind was the following:
>> 1) Move the default Tomboy folder to a specific subfolder within my
>> Dropbox folder, let's call it Tomboy folder.
> According to the replies to my post this would not work, don't do it.
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