[tomboy-list] Feature Request: Import and Export Notes
adborden at live.com
Fri Jun 24 21:31:30 PDT 2011
On Wed, 2011-06-22 at 22:31 +0200, Robert Nordan wrote:
> ----- Original message -----
> > On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 12:18 PM, Jared Jennings
> > <jaredljennings at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I think we have the export and sync scenario's covered, but import was
> > > mentioned. I don't think we have this scenario covered.
> > > Example: I have a bunch of notes from a project and I want you to have
> > > a copy too, it wouldn't make sense to setup a sync location, but
> > > instead if I could provide you a folder with the specific project
> > > notes that I exported for you to import.
> > > -Jared
> > >
> > Yes, I believe a simple import feature could be added. Although the
> > solution suggested by Ben does work, but I don't see myself plugging
> > in a USB every time, changing the sync location in preferences and
> > then syncing the notes.
> > Also, it should be possible to export/import only a subset of notes
> > (not all the notes).
> The subset export (as in a notebook) could easily be made as an add-in with the export all functionality that recently got pushed. Just implement the export function so that it copies over the unaltered note file or something like that. On sunday I think I'll take some time off from bug beating to write a bit about export add-ins on the wiki page for add-ins so that anyone can write an exporter.
That would be awesome Robert!
Sorry for the delayed response, I wanted to test out some things before
responding but never got around to it. Here goes...
On the import, the original idea was to be simple/automatic. Keep in
mind that the current way of doing the import would be to drop notes in
your note directory and restart tomboy (or with the directory watcher
add-in enabled, no restart required). That sounds much simpler/automatic
than activating an import addin and then having to browse to the new
notes and selecting specific ones to import.
As an alternative for the import add-in, how about we modify tomboy
(possibly as an addin) so that double-clicking a .note file will open it
in tomboy and therefore save it automatically to your tomboy store.
(Didn't have a chance to test what the current behavior is today when
d-clicking an external .note). IMHO this would be the simplest. If a
note was saved unintentionally, it is not so difficult to delete the
note later down the road. A shift-click would allow you to mass import
this way. Thoughts?
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