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bug #7752: Document synchronization techniques on the emacswiki pages

Submitted by:  John Sullivan <johnsu01>
Submitted on:  Thu Nov 16 16:19:40 2006  
Votes:  1  
Category: DocumentationSeverity: 1 - Wish
Priority: 3 - LowStatus: None
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Sun Jan 7 12:37:54 2007, comment #1:

(Some of) the threads:
"Merge two day pages"
"multiple locations?"

The general problem of synchronization of planner pages is difficult, but in restricted cases it can be solved.

1. A particular case ("strong synchronization") is having the exact same files in 2 locations. Then external tools and techniques can be used since the problem is not planner-specific:

. synchronization (rsync, unison, usb-key...)
. revision control systems (centralized, distributed...)

In both cases (synchronization & RCS), care should be exercized so as to avoid the manual merging problem.
A possible solution is to use cron-like tools to synchronize/commit automatically and regularly.
Another possibility is to use "hooks" to planner functions to perform synchronization or commit

2. In the general case ("loose synchronisation"):
. (at least) 2 locations, home & work (maybe also travel)
. some pages should be synchronized/merged (e.g. the plan page related to planner itself),
. some pages should not be synchronized/merged (e.g. work related restricted pages which should not appear at home)

specificities of planner should be taken into account (timelog, planner-id, links, day pages vs. plan pages, tasks vs. notes...).

For example, tasks-ids for the same task can differ between two locations.
Multiple-plan-pages tasks and notes (tasks and notes appearing in several pages) probably add difficulty to the problem.

Thu Nov 16 16:19:40 2006, original submission:

There have been several discussions about synchronizing two instances of Planner (usually home and work) on the mailing list. It would be great if someone could collect the ideas and practices that people have put out there, and put them on the wiki. It's a common question, and many different ways of doing it. Plus, if we see what people are actually doing now, it will help us understand what kinds of code we might be able to supply in Planner to improve their process.

The task here is to grep the mailing list archives for planner-el-discuss and emacs-wiki-discuss, extract the various approaches, and put them on the wiki.

John Sullivan <johnsu01>
Project Administrator


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