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Tomboy Notes and Syncronization

Posted 02-13-2009 at 03:51 AM by JulianTosh
Updated 03-01-2009 at 05:05 AM by JulianTosh (Sandy is a guy!)

I've recently started making extensive use of the wiki style Tomboy notes application now standard in the Fedora distro.

After building up a few notebooks for myself I decided to introduce Tomboy to my wife so she can use it too for joting down recipies, or remembering how to do tasks on the computer.

Then it soon became evident that I needed to sync our collections together so I could help her document some things for around the house, etc... There were some good tutorials online about using FUSE and sshfs for syncing the collections, but unfortunately they did not work for Fedora 10 due to some bugs in the code.

I spoke with one of the developers, Sandy Armstrong, and communicated my problem. He quickly replied with a perfect work-around.

I had to use gconf-editor to manually create some keys because they had not yet been utilized in the code even though the GUI was completed. The keys are as follows:

In /apps/tomboy:
* sync_fuse_mount_timeout_ms = 10000 (or whatever you want)
* sync_sshfs_folder = Whatever you would have put in "Folder Path (optional)" in Prefs
* sync_sshfs_port = 22 (you can change this obviously)
* sync_sshfs_server = Whatever you would have put in "Server" in Prefs
* sync_sshfs_username = Whatever you would have put in "Username" in Prefs

In /apps/tomboy/sync:
* sync_selected_service_addin = "sshfs"

After restarting Tomboy, the syncing worked perfectly!

Thanks again Sandy!

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