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Re: zim on n900 using fossil for sync works nice - and some comments ...


Hi Matt,

I always had the plan to do exactly that, as I really like fossil. I use zim also on my n900 which works great but so far I didn't sync my notes with the zim installations I have on my PCs.
The main problem is that I bought myself an N9 (it is hard to call that a problem :) so recently I started using my N900 less. Unfortunately there is no way to run zim on an N9 yet (https://bugs.launchpad.net/zim/+bug/830112), but there were news that people work on a GTK port already. Python is supported even officially for Harmattan, so there might be the chance this changes soon hopefully.
Are you planning on getting an N9 as well?

Thanks for sharing your experience with fossil and zim!
Regards Stephan

----- Original Message -----
> From: "matt welland" <matt@xxxxxxxxxx>
> To: zim-wiki@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Friday, December 2, 2011 5:19:59 PM
> Subject: [Zim-wiki] zim on n900 using fossil for sync works nice - and some	comments ...
> First - my thanks to Jaap and the developers of zim and to Miguel for
> the n900 port. Zim seems to be just the ticket for my needs. I love
> that
> I can take notes on my n900 and then sync to my desktop and netbook.
> I'm using zim on my n900 synced to two other computers using fossil
> (www.fossil-scm.org) to do the sync/revision control. I've only been
> using it for a couple days but no significant problems so far. I'll
> be
> testing syncing to zim on windows over the weekend.
> Does anyone else on the list use fossil and would integrating fossil
> as
> a supported scm be used by anyone?
> To sync on the n900 all I do is:
> fossil update
> fossil addremove
> fossil ci -f -m "addremove and commit zim data"
> The fossil autosync does the rest. Proper integration with zim would
> be
> nice but so far isn't really necessary.
> What would be cool I think would be configurable sync script with
> button. You enter the sync script name in the configuration panel and
> then a button becomes available on the button bar which when pushed
> saves any changes and then calls the sync script. Would that be
> generally useful to others?
> One minor issue I've noticed is that zim is very slow to notice that
> files have changed underneath it. I've tried ^R to refresh on the
> n900
> but it doesn't seem to see the changes until I've clicked on several
> items.
> Lastly fossil has a built in wiki and ticket system. If zim supported
> the fossil wiki format as an option then zim pages would both be
> controlled by and browsable from fossil via the ui and web serving.
> Thanks,
> Matt
> -=-
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