[tomboy-list] New Features Tomboy 1.1.2: Autosync and Safer Note Renaming
sanfordarmstrong at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 15:11:12 PST 2010
I'm not quite done with the 1.1.2 release (tarballs are up, just need
to make binaries, update the website, send the ANNOUNCE mail, etc),
but I had to write up this description of UI changes for the doc list,
and I thought it might be informative for anyone curious about the new
features in Tomboy 1.1.2.
We are now in UI Freeze, which means we can't do any major UI work,
but if you have suggestions or tweaks, I'd love to hear them. We can
fix little things before 1.2.0.
Of course if you have major overhaul ideas, please share and we can
work on them during 1.3.x.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Sandy Armstrong <sanfordarmstrong at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 3:06 PM
Subject: String and UI Changes in Tomboy 1.1.2
To: gnome-doc-list at gnome.org, gnome-i18n <gnome-i18n at gnome.org>
Hi Beautiful People,
For Tomboy 1.1.2, I merged in two new features that that added UI and strings:
Automatic background note synchronization (aka 'autosync')
In the Sync Tab of Tomboy's Preferences dialog, there is a new option
to automatically sync your notes every N minutes. In Tomboy 1.1.2
this section of the prefs UI is desensitized because the feature is
still a bit experimental, but it can be manually enabled by mucking
around in gconf . We'll sensitize this UI in Tomboy 1.1.3.
If we have time, I intend to have Tomboy's icon change when it is
doing a background sync (which I don't think would constitute a UI
New dialog when renaming a linked note
If words in your Tomboy note content match the title of an existing
note, they are automatically linked to that note. In previous
versions of Tomboy, renaming the linked note would cause the text in
the linking note to be changed to the new title. This is a cool
feature, but it really sucked when people didn't know it was
happening, and used common words or phrases as note titles. For
example, if you had a note called "Ubuntu", and you renamed it to
"Ubuntu bugs", every note that had the word "Ubuntu" in it would
replace "Ubuntu" with "Ubuntu bugs".
Anyway, in Tomboy 1.1.2, we added a dialog that shows up if you rename
a note that other notes were linking to. It gives you the choice of
what to do (the default action is not renaming links, which is
probably the safest for your note content), and has an Advanced
section that lets you decide on a per-note basis. You can see
screenshots in the corresponding bug report .
In addition, we've added a new preference in the Editing tab of
Tomboy's Preferences dialog. It lets you decide whether to always
show the dialog, always rename links, or never rename links.
Hopefully this is the last time you'll hear from me this cycle. ;-)
Thanks for being awesome,
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