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nvALT sync via Simplenote: a bug in TB
May 01st, 2013, 8:35pm
 
When I am synchronizing my notes created in nvAlt to Tinderbox via Simplenote; I get two issues related with characters:

1. the character "/" gets two additional "\" in front of it.
2. Hard returns get \n

Here is an example:
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Before syncing
Distributed morphology (DM) has its own way of thinking

- Syntactic word-formation: all computation of non-atomic elements is per-formed by thesyntax.


/Site/OmniFocus_%26_DEVONthink.html
and


After syncing
Distributed Morphology\\n\\n# Distributed morphology (DM) has its own way of thinking\\n\\n- Syntactic word-formation: all computation of non-atomic elements is per-formed by thesyntax. \\n- Separa...

\\/Site\\/OmniFocus_&_DEVONthink.html\nand

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Brett, the developer of nvAlT, indicated that Tinderbox is the culprit for the problem. Can you guys fix this bug please. it is so annoying. I can unable to try tinderbox because of this bug.
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Re: nvALT sync via Simplenote: a bug in TB
Reply #1 - May 2nd, 2013, 3:28am
 
You need to report this to tech support. This is a user-to-user forum; we users can't alter the app and as such the forum isn't formal vendor support.

Meanwhile, the suggestion of a TB/SN synch bug doesn't ring true with my experience of it so I tried out your experiment. I added your specimen note - the 'before' example - to the Simplenote web app via copy/paste from your post above. The result in Simplenote is shown here:



I then synched and here is the result seen in Tinderbox v5.12.1:



As I started with Simplenote (I don't have nvAlt), the test above would imply the extra characters are being generated on export from nvAlt to simple note, rather than from Simplenote to Tinderbox. At least, the above test shows that there isn't a general bug in Tinderbox/Simplenote synching as you imagined. The issue will be more subtle and may need changes to either or both apps - if the vendors are willing.

Whatever, you definitely need to follow up with tech support. Please note that most of Eastgate are currently at the WebSci13 Conference in Paris through to 6 May, so turnaround on support mail may be slightly less snappy than usual.

In my moderator's 'hat', I'll also move this to a more pertinent sub-forum, as this one is for more general discussion of Tinderbox use overall. No censure is implied by this move - it's just to aid easier use of the forums for users in general.
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Re: nvALT sync via Simplenote: a bug in TB
Reply #2 - May 15th, 2013, 6:38pm
 
Thank you for the reply and moving the question to its right place.

I  informed both developers (Mark and Brett) a few months ago. According to Mark, the first problem is from Tinderbox while the second is from nvALT. I know Mark has contacted  Brett.  

Both of the apps are great by their own right. It would have been even greater if they can talk to each other. I hope they will fix it.
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Re: nvALT sync via Simplenote: a bug in TB
Reply #3 - May 16th, 2013, 9:54am
 
I think this will be addressed in upcoming releases.
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Reply #4 - May 16th, 2013, 10:12am
 
thank you so much. That will make my life better.
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Reply #5 - Feb 22nd, 2014, 6:53am
 
This bug is still haunting my soul. isn't there any progress?

I had reported  for both of the developers with no progress so far: here is the discussion with Brett: https://github.com/ttscoff/nv/issues/169
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Re: nvALT sync via Simplenote: a bug in TB
Reply #6 - Feb 22nd, 2014, 12:01pm
 
Stay tuned for Tinderbox Six!  

http://www.eastgate.com/Tinderbox/TinderboxSix.html
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Reply #7 - Feb 22nd, 2014, 12:33pm
 
"make it easier for Tinderbox to cooperate with other programs", wowowowo...exciting!
(its isolated environment was the biggest frustration I have on TB)

thanks Mark
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