Getting Things GNOME!  —  GSoC review (#3)


I’m pleased to announce the first two new back­ends for “Get­ting Things Gnome!”: a twit­ter and an identi.ca backend.

Those are import back­ends, mean­ing that your dents/tweets will appear in your GTG tasks. In par­tic­u­lar, the mes­sage will be parsed like this:

“this will be the task title, this will be the task descrip­tion #sometag @alsoatag”.

There is no sup­port for start/due dates yet.

Obvi­ously you will not want every dent/tweet in your GTG tasks, so you can choose to just import direct messages/@ replies/your own mes­sages, and select only mes­sages with one or more tags match­ing the a set of tags.

Screen­shots time!

Adding a backend:

Con­fig­ur­ing it:

If you type your pass­word incor­rectly, you will be notified:

If the con­nec­tion can­not be estab­lished, you will be noti­fied in a sim­i­lar way only if network-manager reports that at least one of your net­work devices is con­nected (oth­er­wise, GTG assumes you know you’re offline :) ). Pass­words are stored in the gnome-keyring.

Apart from the new back­ends, this week has seen improve­ments in the back­end frame­work and fixes, as always.

Next week will be quite busy for me, as the dead­line for my the­sis is approach­ing. I’m plan­ning to work on read/write back­end sup­port. I’m cur­rently devel­op­ing a directory-based back­end (each file in the direc­tory is a task) for test­ing pur­poses, but I’d like to start work­ing on a Tomboy back­end: notes in Tomboy hav­ing a par­tic­u­lar tag (like @importfromtomboy) will be auto­mat­i­cally imported in GTG.

  • Stéphane

    Great work, congrats!

  • Stéphane

    Great work, congrats!

  • Gourgi

    keep going Luca!
    good stuff ;)

  • Gourgi

    keep going Luca!
    good stuff ;)

Getting Things GNOME!  —  GSoC review (#3)


I’m pleased to announce the first two new back­ends for “Get­ting Things Gnome!”: a twit­ter and an identi.ca backend.

Those are import back­ends, mean­ing that your dents/tweets will appear in your GTG tasks. In par­tic­u­lar, the mes­sage will be parsed like this:

“this will be the task title, this will be the task descrip­tion #sometag @alsoatag”.

There is no sup­port for start/due dates yet.

Obvi­ously you will not want every dent/tweet in your GTG tasks, so you can choose to just import direct messages/@ replies/your own mes­sages, and select only mes­sages with one or more tags match­ing the a set of tags.

Screen­shots time!

Adding a backend:

Con­fig­ur­ing it:

If you type your pass­word incor­rectly, you will be notified:

If the con­nec­tion can­not be estab­lished, you will be noti­fied in a sim­i­lar way only if network-manager reports that at least one of your net­work devices is con­nected (oth­er­wise, GTG assumes you know you’re offline :) ). Pass­words are stored in the gnome-keyring.

Apart from the new back­ends, this week has seen improve­ments in the back­end frame­work and fixes, as always.

Next week will be quite busy for me, as the dead­line for my the­sis is approach­ing. I’m plan­ning to work on read/write back­end sup­port. I’m cur­rently devel­op­ing a directory-based back­end (each file in the direc­tory is a task) for test­ing pur­poses, but I’d like to start work­ing on a Tomboy back­end: notes in Tomboy hav­ing a par­tic­u­lar tag (like @importfromtomboy) will be auto­mat­i­cally imported in GTG.