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Re: [O] MobileOrg

From: John Hendy
Subject: Re: [O] MobileOrg
Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2015 12:44:34 -0600

On Sat, Nov 21, 2015 at 9:42 AM, Peter Davis <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 20, 2015, at 03:58 PM, dean wrote:
>> On 11/21/15 00:14, Peter Davis wrote:
>> Hi pd,
>> > I'm just starting out with MobileOrg, using Dropbox, but I'm confused by 
>> > the setup instructions. I've gotten the app linked to my
>> > Dropbox account, but the next step in the setup instructions 
>> > <http://mobileorg.ncogni.to/doc/getting-started/using-dropbox/> involve
>> > setting up some emacs stuff on my "local system." My question is: *Which* 
>> > local system? I have several sync'ed to Dropbox. Is the
>> > mobile app going to require a single point of contact?

Well, to my knowledge, mobile-org isn't meant to function as a way to
sync a bunch of emacs/org setups, so yes. You'd have one primary
system with your files to sync, you'd push to Dropbox from that
system, and the changes would get picked up from the phone.
Changes/additions from the phone are not automatic, to my knowledge.
These get put in the file pointed to by =org-mobile-inbox-for-pull=,
which you can then re-file or whatever into your main org files. You
could certainly sync various files with Dropbox on several systems,
re-create the same local mobileorg setup on said systems, edit them
from the Dropbox folder and invoke org-mobile-push from that system.
This will use Dropbox to sync the local file since it's under Dropbox
control, and also update it for your phone.

>> >
>> Im fairly new to emacs and mobileorg, so im no expert here but...
>> I believe Mobile org will be using your dropbox folder as its single
>> point of contact.
>> For example your workflow would be:
>> - Create/edit notes/todo's on your phone
>> - sync the app (which should save to dropbox)
>> - Open emacs on your pc, issue org-mobile-pull
>> - This should add your edits to your org files on your pc
>> For the other direction:
>> - Edit org files on your pc, issue org-mobile-push
>> - sync on the app should import your edits into the app
>> Im assuming you have a dropbox daemon taking care of the syncing in this
>> process.
>> This should be the same no matter how many pc's/emacs you use.
>> Does this help answer your question?
> Thanks, Dean.  Actually, I can't even sync mobileorg. When I try
> (Pressing the sync button in the upper right corner), I get:

Well, like my comments on your subtree export thread, no one can
diagnose what they can't reproduce. You've literally supplied no
information about what you've done. Did you set any of the variables
described in the manual? What are they set to? Did you run =M-x
org-moble-push=? Do you have the Dropbox daemon on so that the changes
were pushed to the cloud? You're doing yourself a serious disservice
by not posting full details and reproducible examples. 1) you're going
to get *vastly* less responses because people don't even know what to
make of the post and won't try, and 2) people will get frustrated
making a suggestion to one email (say, about directing you on how to
use mobileorg) and meeting a response that's completely different (I
can't get it to sync due to checksums.dat missing). Basically, these
detail lacking posts waste the time of others.

I've been wanting to try mobileorg for some time so I took the time to
go through the instructions from scratch. See attached pdf and .org
file. I can't verify that mobileorg picks it up on my phone because
Dropbox is down, but the created file structure in ~/Dropbox/MobileOrg
looks sane. I'll try dropbox later to see if that part succeeds.


> *Error downloading checksums*
> An error was encountered while downloading checksums.dat from the
> server. The file isn't required, but the error received was unusual. The
> error was:
> Unexpected error
> I don't know what that's about, but I can't get past it.
> Thanks,
> -pd
>   Peter Davis
>   www.techcurmudgeon.com
>   www.timebums.com

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