[tomboy-list] Tomboy 1.8 Planning
grep at binary-snobbery.com
Tue Apr 5 12:16:39 PDT 2011
We're starting to plan the Tomboy 1.8 release. We're thinking of meeting on
IRC this weekend sometime during the times listed here:
<http://www.doodle.com/eztvkmgt4pc7cfq3>Feel free to respond to the survey
and let us know when you're available during those times. We'll announce the
meeting time on the mailing list when one is settled in the next couple of
days. Feel free to read the forwarded thread and comment, suggest, etc...
and sorry we didn't start the discussion here sooner. ><
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jared Jennings <jaredljennings at gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 2:09 PM
Subject: Re: Tomboy 1.8 Planning
To: Greg Poirier <grep at binary-snobbery.com>
Cc: Sandy Armstrong <sanfordarmstrong at gmail.com>, Aaron Borden <
adborden at live.com>, benjamin.podszun at gmail.com
On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 2:24 PM, Greg Poirier <grep at binary-snobbery.com>
> On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 12:30 PM, Sandy Armstrong
> <sanfordarmstrong at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Also, let me know when you would like to meet. I'm thinking the weekend
>> > would be best due to timezone issues. I'm thinking 4/10 Sunday 5pm UTC.
Sundays are rarely open for me until after 8pm Central Time. Saturday
I could do. Or you could continue without me. I can also do during the
week easily enough.
>> Might be a good idea to try to schedule the meeting via tomboy-list,
>> as other contributors or stakeholders might want to be involved (for
>> example, Snowy or Tomdroid developers).
> I agree. If nobody has any objection, let's move this to tomboy-list.
Someone be the first to start it :)
>> An easy way to work this out could be to use http://www.doodle.com/ .
>> > GNOME 3.0 Support
>> > * Cleanup UI, get rid of dialogs, report messages as notifications
>> If you mean notification bars like gedit has, then I agree.
> Absolutely. I'd like to get as much Gnome 3.0 support built in as possible
> for the 1.8.0 release--seeing as how 1.6.0 was our Gnome 3.0 release. Heh.
> It doesn't bother me much, because I won't be seeing Gnome 3.0 on my
> desktop, most likely, until Ubuntu picks it up, but I will definitely have
> virtual machine with gnome 3.0 for testing in the next week or two.
>> > * Improve 'undo' functionality (like undo delete)
>> > * Anything else to leverage GNOME3
>> The big GNOME 3 stuff is:
>> * Getting rid of status icon by default
>> * Helping the gnome-shell team out with jumplists, so the Tomboy menu
>> can be implemented as a jumplist in the shell
> I'm really excited about jumplists in gnome-shell. If I have the time, I
> try to start helping out the gnome-shell team. It's one of the things I
> most about Tomboy on Windows 7. I think you and I have talked about this
> before, Sandy.
>> * Keeping in touch with gtk# developers so we can consider moving to gtk3
> That's mostly for my benefit, but in case anyone else wanted to take a
> There's a section on migrating from gtk2 to gtk3. I assume that when you
> "keep in touch" you mean, "patiently await the release of gtk# 3?"
>> > Multimedia
>> > * Integrate with GNOME Applications better
>> > * Images, Audio, Video in notes (some patches and addins exist, lets
>> > get them into Tomboy 1.8)
>> "Attachment support" in Tomboy has been something discussed, never
>> decided upon, and now, ultimately, blocks on figuring out the sync
> I have little to no interest in attachments, personally. I just want the
> ability to link to files. If we had to vote, right now, on the future of
> attachments in Tomboy, I would vote no. It just doesn't make any sense to
> me. Tomboy isn't an FTP dropbox. The way I work around this is:
> 1. Use Dropbox
> 2. Have dropbox mounted at the same location on all machines
> 3. Link to files in dropbox
> This goes for stuff I want synchronized, mind you.
>> Of course, I say this still thinking of Tomboy Online as a big
>> priority in Tomboy development, and maybe you guys will decide that's
>> not appropriate anymore. Just sharing my thoughts for historical
>> purposes. :-P
> I'd like to continue development in this vain. I work from multiple
> computers and note synchronization is of extreme importance to me. I
> the idea of using Tomboy Online to Ubuntu One. As much as I like the
> publicity from Ubuntu and U1, I'd prefer to offer another
> service--especially one built on a portable platform (e.g. snowy). Note
> synchronization and tomboy online should be a continued priority for us,
> imho. It will be for me, at the very least. I hope to get more involved
> Snowy as well in the coming months.
>> > Addin Repository
>> > * Central place to upload and download Tomboy Addins
>> > * Integrated into tomboy for easy install
>> > * This has been a topic for years, any progress on this?
>> No, but the MonoDevelop guys do this, and are approachable. An easier
>> thing to do might be a tomboy-community-addins project, similar to
>> what Banshee does (also easy guys to talk to).
>> > Cleanup Sync (leftover from 1.6)
>> > * Fix sync bugs
>> > * No more greyed out windows during sync
>> Figuring out how to do that without allowing conflicts is a challenge,
>> just fyi.
> I'll happily try to work on sync bugs for U1 and Tomboy Online.
>> > Encryption (leftover from 1.6)
>> No code progress. I did figure out pretty much how it needed to work,
>> And I had plans for refactoring note storage to make it easier to have
>> an "encryption pipeline", but I never documented these or made any
>> actual progress on them.
> I wouldn't mind picking this up. Note encryption is something that I would
> use. I would not mind help, suggestions, feedback, recommendations on how
> go about getting started on the coding phase (should I branch, should I
> branch publicly, those kinds of suggestions).
> greg poirier
> guy on phone: okay. i'm at the corner of despair and mediocrity. which
> do i go from here?
> girl on other end: left. despair should take you all the way to ponce.
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