Deepak Jois | 1 Apr 21:26 2006
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Patch for restoring opened windows on startup

Hi all,
Attached is a patch to restore Note windows that were open upon startup.

Since I use Tomboy primarily for GTD, I find that everytime I  restart
or log out and log back in, it is tedious to start tomboy and open all
the notes that were open in the previous instance. I finally decided
to remedy the problem myself.

I would appreciate feedback from this list as to whether it is useful
enough to be committed to CVS. Also, please try it out and, look at
the code and offer suggestions for improvement if any. My knowledge of
gtk-sharp tends to nil, and all the information needed was gathered
from the context.

For details, please look at my blog entry at
http://deepak.jois.name/blog/2006/04/02/tomboy-hacking/

Thanks
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Deepak Jois
http://deepak.jois.name
? test.sh
? data/DefaultPlugins.desktop
? data/DefaultPlugins.desktop.in
? data/tomboy-plugins.pc
? libtomboy/.deps
? libtomboy/.libs
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Alex Graveley | 3 Apr 07:55 2006

Re: Patch for restoring opened windows on startup


Ooh, nice patch!  I'll take a look at this soon and give you my feedback 
on the code.

My initial reaction is that notes should be restored to the workspace 
they were visible on at exit, and that this should probably be enabled 
by default and remove the preferences pane/option (but keep the gconf 
setting).

Hmm, I sort of wonder if something less intrusive might work for you. 
For instance just listing all the visible notes from the last session in 
the Tomboy menu in bold.  What do you think?

-Alex

Deepak Jois wrote:
> Hi all,
> Attached is a patch to restore Note windows that were open upon startup.
> 
> Since I use Tomboy primarily for GTD, I find that everytime I  restart
> or log out and log back in, it is tedious to start tomboy and open all
> the notes that were open in the previous instance. I finally decided
> to remedy the problem myself.
> 
> I would appreciate feedback from this list as to whether it is useful
> enough to be committed to CVS. Also, please try it out and, look at
> the code and offer suggestions for improvement if any. My knowledge of
> gtk-sharp tends to nil, and all the information needed was gathered
> from the context.
> 
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Deepak Jois | 3 Apr 08:04 2006
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Re: Patch for restoring opened windows on startup

On 4/3/06, Alex Graveley <alex@...> wrote:
>
> Ooh, nice patch!  I'll take a look at this soon and give you my feedback
> on the code.
>
Thanks

> My initial reaction is that notes should be restored to the workspace
> they were visible on at exit, and that this should probably be enabled
> by default and remove the preferences pane/option (but keep the gconf
> setting).
>
That would be really ideal! But I am not sure how to open up the note
in a specific workspace, or for that matter how to find the workspace
that the note exists in. An pointers that may help?

I am not sure if all users want this as  a default feature, which is
why I put a preferences pane. If it is made default behavior, we do
not need the pref pane,

> Hmm, I sort of wonder if something less intrusive might work for you.
> For instance just listing all the visible notes from the last session in
> the Tomboy menu in bold.  What do you think?
>
That would be fine. At least that way I will not need to remember what
notes were open the last time around. But personally, I still would
like the option to remember notes open on last exit. Again, any
pointers as to how I make the menu items bold (will try searching for
it myself, should be easier than remembering the workspace I guess)?

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Benjy Grogan | 4 Apr 16:40 2006
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Create Tomboy Note from Selected Text in Firefox

Hello,

Anyone thought of building a Firefox plugin that allows you to create
a Tomboy note from selected text.  Could be useful.  You could store a
link to the web page in the tomboy note by default, and then the rest
of the selected text.  The newly created Tomboy note would open and
the user could add additional information.

Benjy
Adam Lydick | 5 Apr 10:12 2006

Re: Create Tomboy Note from Selected Text in Firefox

Benjy Grogan wrote:
> Anyone thought of building a Firefox plugin that allows you to create
> a Tomboy note from selected text.  

Cool idea.

Easier to accomplish: add "Paste as new note" under "Create new note" in 
the tomboy tray icon.

- Adam
Benjy Grogan | 11 Apr 21:49 2006
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Removing Links in Tomboy

Hello

I've been using Tomboy for about three weeks now on FC5.  I had never
used the Link button but I decided to try it out.  I had written a
Tomboy note, and it had a lot in common with an older Tomboy note.  So
I wrote, "similar ideas here", selected the word "here" and made it a
Link.  I figured a dialog would come up asking for the Tomboy note to
link to.  Instead, I've got links to a now non-existent Tomboy note
called here, all over my many Tomboy notes.  How do I get rid of the
"here" links?

... and wouldn't it be a great feature to be able to link Tomboy notes
to older Tomboy notes?

Benjy
Mario Manno | 13 Apr 02:22 2006
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Re: Removing Links in Tomboy

On Tue, 2006-04-11 at 15:49 -0400, Benjy Grogan wrote:
> Hello
> 
> I've been using Tomboy for about three weeks now on FC5.  I had never
> used the Link button but I decided to try it out.  I had written a
> Tomboy note, and it had a lot in common with an older Tomboy note.  So
> I wrote, "similar ideas here", selected the word "here" and made it a
> Link.  I figured a dialog would come up asking for the Tomboy note to
> link to.  Instead, I've got links to a now non-existent Tomboy note
> called here, all over my many Tomboy notes.  How do I get rid of the
> "here" links?

I made a note about the X server once and called it 'X'.
Tomboy links don't stop at word borders so basically every x turned into
a link... (another time i accidentally created a one letter link)

My solution is to delete the note to make the links 'broken'. Then stop
all tomboy processes and edit all the notes directly.
Since I do not have any other broken links the following works for me
(make a backup of ~/.tomboy first)
cd .tomboy
perl -pi -e 's <at> <link:broken>(.*?)</link:broken> <at> $1 <at> ' *.note

mfg
Mario
Alex Graveley | 13 Apr 06:51 2006

Re: Removing Links in Tomboy


Ya, this is lame.  Deleting the note is the only good way to remove the 
links.  A goal for the next release is to fix some of these problems 
with the link system, namely to respect word boundaries in links and to 
refer to links using the uuid instead of using the text content.

-Alex

Mario Manno wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-04-11 at 15:49 -0400, Benjy Grogan wrote:
>> Hello
>>
>> I've been using Tomboy for about three weeks now on FC5.  I had never
>> used the Link button but I decided to try it out.  I had written a
>> Tomboy note, and it had a lot in common with an older Tomboy note.  So
>> I wrote, "similar ideas here", selected the word "here" and made it a
>> Link.  I figured a dialog would come up asking for the Tomboy note to
>> link to.  Instead, I've got links to a now non-existent Tomboy note
>> called here, all over my many Tomboy notes.  How do I get rid of the
>> "here" links?
> 
> I made a note about the X server once and called it 'X'.
> Tomboy links don't stop at word borders so basically every x turned into
> a link... (another time i accidentally created a one letter link)
> 
> My solution is to delete the note to make the links 'broken'. Then stop
> all tomboy processes and edit all the notes directly.
> Since I do not have any other broken links the following works for me
> (make a backup of ~/.tomboy first)
> cd .tomboy
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Norbert Hartl | 14 Apr 16:57 2006

tomboy support for Wiki Webs-like storing of notes

Hi,

I like tomboy. It is really worth to drop your notes 
in there. :)

What I am missing is the ability to do build some sort
of container for notes to differentiate them.

As a linux user I am writing a lot of little notes
how to do this and that. These little notes (in my
opinion) should be published. Tomboy could be the 
"perfect" frontend for a remote wiki. I am thinking about 
creating a plugin for xwiki to import tomboy notes.

So to have some container-like assignment in tomboy
this would serve serveral purposes:

- I can make private notes (host configs, passwords,...)
  But of course, I don't like to publish them ;)

- If I am a person who likes linux, water skiing, cooking
  and so on I think I would like to publish those notes
  at different places

- It would be create to share a bunch of notes with other
  users. Maybe to have tomboy storage on WebDAV. 

Ok, I'll stop this. It is to easy to come up with stupid 
ideas.

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D. Moonfire | 14 Apr 19:37 2006

Re: tomboy support for Wiki Webs-like storing of notes


Norbert Hartl wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I like tomboy. It is really worth to drop your notes
> in there. :)
>
> What I am missing is the ability to do build some sort
> of container for notes to differentiate them.

> So to have some container-like assignment in tomboy
> this would serve serveral purposes:

I'm interesting in just tags for the notes, for categories. Then you can
use that to determine which ones are uploaded (only upload Sepia to the
Sepia website for example) and which ones are private.

Cheers!

Gmane