Patrick Ohly wrote:
On Thu, 2010-03-25 at 18:13 +0000, Frederik Elwert wrote:
> Since I’m currently moving Genesis from commandline usage to D-Bus
> communication (sync/reports done, configuration coming next), I’d like
> to know how automatic sync can be used via D-Bus. After a quick look, I
> didn’t find it in the docs (but maybe I was looking at the wrong
It's enabled by setting the following sync properties, then starting the
syncevo-dbus-server, or setting them via D-Bus directly. Directly
editing config files while the D-Bus server is running is a loophole -
the server will not detect that (could be added, of course).
Apropos... I was thinking how to solve the problem QA reported: that
autosync works like a black box: you just turn it on and have no idea if
it's working or when it's going to work.
I liked the idea of showing "last synced an hour ago, syncing again in
30 minutes" to solve this the best. Looking at the server code, it
doesn't seem like I can make that sort of estimates though (not without
additional information). Or maybe I can, if I show something more vague
when it seems that a autosync time would be close: "...syncing again soon"?
Any other bright ideas? Some already presented were:
* show the interval in UI: this is ok, but doesn't really fill me
(the user) with confidence that something is happening
* mention the sync method in the last-synced message:
"Last synced an hour ago (automatic sync)": This still doesn't
work right after I enable autosync...