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Re: Call for help



I manage to get your code running and I want to test it more but I have a
major problem with Ubuntu One syncing... It doesn't work any more on my
Ubuntu 9.10 desktop and on my Ubuntu 9.10 netbook...
It just failed without any error message. I wait 2 weeks to see if it's a
server-side problem without success.
I saw that tomboy 1.0.0 is old but upgrading seems to be a manual and
painful solution. I rather prefer to wait for Ubuntu 10.04 next month.

*Somewhere in the Android Settings UI you can toggle per-provider
background sync preferences.*
If I get it right, I don't see any other apps beside the google's ones (I'm
on android 1.5).


2010/3/24 Sandy Armstrong <sanfordarmstrong@xxxxxxxxx>

> On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 1:36 PM, Benoit Garret
> <benoit.garret_launchpad@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > A few people have expressed a desire to contribute to the web-sync
> > part of Tomdroid. I'm currently the only one, as far as I know, who
> > did any work on that part.
> And many thanks for getting this work off the ground! :-)
> > To speed up the whole process, I'm listing the areas that can be
> > improved with the hope that someone will be interested and help. I'm
> > not saying that I will stop working on this, but it will be far more
> > enjoyable and faster with some help.
> Great idea, I've tweeted a link to this mail to spread the word a bit.
> >  * Background sync: Tomboy recently added the support for this, and
> > I'm jealous. Background syncing in itself is not very difficult to
> > implement but good integration with the global Android ecosystem
> > requires some attention to detail (eg. detecting if the network is up
> > or if the user has disabled the data synchronization settings).
> Somewhere in the Android Settings UI you can toggle per-provider
> background sync preferences.  I hope third-party apps can tie into
> this, and also that in Tomdroid's preferences you could toggle
> autosync on or off.  My G1 has awful battery life so all of my apps
> besides Gmail and Google Calendar are set for manual sync.
> >  * The core synchronization code: the work I've done only works in the
> > case of a one-way synchronization. Olivier is working on note editing,
> > which will break the current synchronization code. I'd rather plan
> > this ahead than have to remove the sync feature. The current Tomboy
> > code can be used as an example, it shouldn't be difficult to implement
> > but some changes to the database schema will be needed.
> The overall two-way sync algorithm is in this giant method:
> http://git.gnome.org/browse/tomboy/tree/Tomboy/Synchronization/SyncManager.cs#n362
> The code that is specific to syncing with the Tomboy Web REST API is
> in the WebSyncService add-in, and perhaps the best place to start
> looking is here:
> http://git.gnome.org/browse/tomboy/tree/Tomboy/Addins/WebSyncService/WebSyncServer.cs
> > These descriptions are very rough, I don't expect anyone to know
> > exactly what needs to be done and instantly jump in. If any brave soul
> > wants to help and stake their claim to fame, they're welcome to reply
> > on or off-list where I can explain more precisely what needs to be
> > done and give a few pointers to get them started. I can also help with
> > the setup of a development environment if you've never done any
> > Android development or never used Launchpad and bazaar.
> Maybe you should make sure that Launchpad bugs are filed for each of
> these issues, to make it easier for others to participate and track
> the work.
> Sandy
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