Draco Paladin | 13 Jul 22:56 2005

Remind and Palm Addressbook

Before I start writing something myself, I was wondering if anyone knew
of a program that would compare and/or sync entries between Remind, and
the Palm OS Address Book.

I tried poking around Google for something like this, but "remind" is
a bit too generic of a name, and there are tons of hits that have
nothing to do with the program.

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Mike Hostetler | 13 Jul 23:08 2005
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Re: Remind and Palm Addressbook

On 7/13/05, Draco Paladin <paladin@...> wrote:
> Before I start writing something myself, I was wondering if anyone knew
> of a program that would compare and/or sync entries between Remind, and
> the Palm OS Address Book.
> 
> I tried poking around Google for something like this, but "remind" is
> a bit too generic of a name, and there are tons of hits that have
> nothing to do with the program.
> 

I wrote an little util that takes Remind output and puts it into Palm
Databook format.  My Palm has died since then, so I haven't used it in
awhile, but it still should work.

More info at:
http://users.binary.net/thehaas/cgi-haas/blosxom.cgi/comp/perl/remind2palm/intro.html

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Draco Paladin | 13 Jul 23:33 2005

Re: Remind and Palm Addressbook

On Wed, Jul 13, 2005 at 04:08:39PM -0500, Mike Hostetler wrote:
> On 7/13/05, Draco Paladin <paladin@...> wrote:
> > Before I start writing something myself, I was wondering if anyone knew
> > of a program that would compare and/or sync entries between Remind, and
> > the Palm OS Address Book.
> > 
> > I tried poking around Google for something like this, but "remind" is
> > a bit too generic of a name, and there are tons of hits that have
> > nothing to do with the program.
> > 
> 
> I wrote an little util that takes Remind output and puts it into Palm
> Databook format.  My Palm has died since then, so I haven't used it in
> awhile, but it still should work.
> 
> More info at:
> http://users.binary.net/thehaas/cgi-haas/blosxom.cgi/comp/perl/remind2palm/intro.html

Cool, thanks.  I'll take a look.

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Ian Petts | 15 Jul 09:39 2005
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rem2ps stopped working

I noticed recently that my tkremind calendars mysteriously stopped
printing. After a bit of investigation, it appears that rem2ps is not
producing valid postscript files.

I'm running debian Sarge and I'm not sure if the problem is specific to
Debian, or has been introduced with the recent 03.00.23 version.

The program runs without an error, but when I try and load the file with ggv
(for example), it refuses to load with a 'File is not a valid PostScript
document'

ian <at> lexx:~$ remind -p1 ~/.reminders | rem2ps -m A4 -v >calendar.ps
Rem2PS: Version 03.00.23 Copyright 1992-1998 by David F. Skoll

Generating PostScript calendar
        July 2005
Rem2PS: Done

I found another thread in the archives making mention of this, but could not
find a solution.

Is anyone else having this problem?

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René van Bevern | 15 Jul 11:58 2005
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Re: rem2ps stopped working

On 15.07.05, Ian Petts wrote:

Hi Ian,

> I'm running debian Sarge and I'm not sure if the problem is specific to
> Debian

The Debian Sarge version of remind differs only in two aspects from
the upstream one:
    - It includes a patch against tkremind that replaces newlines in
      the MSG field, because those would destroy reminder files
      http://bugs.debian.org/75883
    - It fixes the %s substitution of the -k switch
      http://bugs.debian.org/306295

None of those should affect the PostScript generation.

> The program runs without an error, but when I try and load the file
> with ggv (for example), it refuses to load with a 'File is not a
> valid PostScript document'

I have tried it now on my Sarge as well as Sid box and both managed to
generate valid PostScript.

Could you probably try to view the file using a different tool (I've
tried gv) or even on a different system?

> Is anyone else having this problem?

No, sorry.
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René van Bevern | 15 Jul 12:02 2005
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Re: rem2ps stopped working

On 15.07.05, Ian Petts wrote:
> ian <at> lexx:~$ remind -p1 ~/.reminders | rem2ps -m A4 -v >calendar.ps
> Rem2PS: Version 03.00.23 Copyright 1992-1998 by David F. Skoll

I forgot to ask: you were saying you run Debian Sarge, but Debian
Sarge includes 03.00.22. Have you used the package from Etch or Sid in
Sarge or have you compiled your custom version of remind?

I am going to offer latest remind and wyrd packages for Debian Sarge
as soon as the infrastructure of backports.org is ready (it is still
for Woody)

    René
Jan Fader | 15 Jul 12:15 2005
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Tool to convert ical to remind

Hello remind-fans

I was wondering if anyone knew a program that would convert ical into
remind-syntax.

I tried using Google, but remind is too generic and there are tons of hit
that have nothing to do with the program "remind".

Kind regards

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Craig B Agricola | 15 Jul 15:19 2005

Re: rem2ps stopped working

PostScript is a guilty pleasure for me, so feel free to send me the
output of rem2ps and I'll see if I can figure out what might be wrong
with it.

 -Craig

On Fri, Jul 15, 2005 at 05:39:13PM +1000, Ian Petts wrote:
> I noticed recently that my tkremind calendars mysteriously stopped
> printing. After a bit of investigation, it appears that rem2ps is not
> producing valid postscript files.
> 
> I'm running debian Sarge and I'm not sure if the problem is specific to
> Debian, or has been introduced with the recent 03.00.23 version.
> 
> The program runs without an error, but when I try and load the file with ggv
> (for example), it refuses to load with a 'File is not a valid PostScript
> document'
> 
> ian <at> lexx:~$ remind -p1 ~/.reminders | rem2ps -m A4 -v >calendar.ps
> Rem2PS: Version 03.00.23 Copyright 1992-1998 by David F. Skoll
> 
> Generating PostScript calendar
>         July 2005
> Rem2PS: Done
> 
> I found another thread in the archives making mention of this, but could not
> find a solution.
> 
> Is anyone else having this problem?
> 
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Mike Harris | 16 Jul 18:05 2005

Re: Tool to convert ical to remind

(7/15/05 5:15 AM) Jan Fader <jan.fader@...> wrote:

> I was wondering if anyone knew a program that would
> convert ical into remind-syntax.

I do not know of a program that does so.  However, I did it myself using text manipulation and regular
expressions in BBEdit Lite (it could now be done in TextWrangler, or any other program you like using that
supports regex).

You simply search and replace to omit those portions of the protocol that you won't use, and then use regular
expressions to switch the remainder around in Remind format.

I did a Google search for "AppleScript Remind iCal" and yielded some useful results.  Depending on how much
knowledge you have of installing Perl modules, this may be useful:

http://jalcorn.net/weblog/archives/899-iCal-to-Remind-script.html#extended
http://jalcorn.net/ical2rem.pl.txt

Mike

Jan Fader | 16 Jul 18:57 2005
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Re: Tool to convert ical to remind

Hello remind-fans,

Am Fri, Jul 15, 2005 at 12:15:58PM +0200, hat Jan Fader geschrieben:
> I was wondering if anyone knew a program that would convert ical into
> remind-syntax.
> 
> I tried using Google, but remind is too generic and there are tons of hit
> that have nothing to do with the program "remind".

thanks for all the answers, I will use the perl-program at
http://jalcorn.net/ical2rem.pl.txt

There is a litte bug in that script in line 43 there is a missing " at the
end.

Kind regards

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