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Re: Call for help


I've just filed the corresponding bugs in Launchpad:
 * Auto background synchronization:
 * Two-way synchronization: https://bugs.launchpad.net/tomdroid/+bug/549647
 * Interface: https://bugs.launchpad.net/tomdroid/+bug/549643


On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 10:37 PM, Sandy Armstrong
<sanfordarmstrong@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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