Outliner with drag/drop reordering - part 2
@cvp I was trying to get someone to try out Outline and they did not have the support files. They got the message in the console that had links to the 5 or so support scripts. Could you possibly change that so that if it does not find the files, it asks if the user wants to do the download (using requests)? It could greatly simplify getting someone started with Outline.
@ihf I know and it is on my todo list but not yet done (I'm in a foreign country for the week).
Version V01.05 - automatic download of needed modules
It seems that for blackmamba module, this automatic process does not work.
If it is the case, you get in the console an explanation message to download the blackmamba folder.
It is only needed to execute in the console the installation action foreseen by the author:
import requests as r; exec(r.get('http://bit.ly/get-blackmamba').text)
@cvp I ran v1.05 on my iPad and it gave 4 messages about needing modules that were already there (not sure which but I think it include swizzle and gestures). After accepting, the script ran fine. Perhaps it is not looking in all the valid places?
Perhaps it is not looking in all the valid places?
Perhaps you did not install them at the right place 😂
I guess they are all in sites-packages, except blackmamba in sites-packages-3 (done by author installation process)
Nb I don't have these messages, thus....please move them at the right place
@ihf Please, give me some feedback about Apple Watch and Mac (Safari web page) solutions.
@cvp The new save to calendar worked fine on my iPhone. However, I then ran it on my iPad with the same Outline and it wrote a second (modified) calendar item with same name. The Shortcut seems to pickup the older one (I presume should only be one).
I’ll check out the Mac reader shortly.
The Shortcut seems to pickup the older one
I got the same problem during some time, exactly like if the Apple Watch kept a cache of the previous calendar event notes, because there was only one event in the calendar.
iCloud updating of the calendar event takes some time... Not the first time I note that.
@cvp It’s hours later and there are still 2 calendar items with same name.
@ihf Weird becuse when I create an event, I store its unique id (event title is not a key) in the outline file and when I update an outline file, I reuse this id to update the event, I don't create a 2nd one.
Did you use the outline.py on two devices on the same outline?
Édit: when you have tested the shortcut, days before The last version of outline.py, you had created manually an event to test the shortcut. Before testing the V01.06, did you remove these manual events? Perhaps, one of your two events is manual and the other automatic?
Version V01.07 - correction of bug "when automatic event was already existing, updating the outline did not update the event. Only add was ok"
but anyway, this bug does not explain how you could have two same events, please read and check my edit part in my previous post, and give feedback, thanks
@cvp I thought I had deleted the manual event but I suppose it’s possible that I did not. And yes I edited the same outline on two devices.
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@cvp I think I’m getting a little confused. I deleted the duplicate events and downloaded the latest version of outline.py. I then opened the outline and did a save. Should that now create a calendar event or do I have to create one with no content before it will save it there? In any case, I don’t see any event created on that date.
@ihf I did exactly what you did:
- delete existing event
- open the outline
- modify it
(did you modify it?)
- a new event is appeared
@cvp sorry, ignore that report. It works as expected and is quite useful on the Watch.
@cvp Correction to my correction. I ran version 1.07 on my iPhone and it correctly created an event. I just downloaded version 1.07 on my iPad and opened that outline and made a change and saved it now I have two events with the same outline name in the calendar.
@ihf I don't see any explication to your problem. Perhaps you did run on a second device before the calendar has been synced via iCloud on this device. I've remarked that iCloud calendar synchronization is not very quick.
Just to be sure, settings calendar/sync has to be set to "all events".
The only modification that I could do is: if the outline contains an eventid, that implies that an event has been already created, but if this eventid is not reachable (not yet synced), actually I create another event, I could give a message and bypass this new creation but in this case, the notes field would not be updated.
@cvp I’ll delete both events and try again on both devices. I’ll confirm that the first device has written the event before trying the second. Stay tuned.
@ihf The eventid is stored in the outline file, thus if you delete the event it-self, when the script tries to update the event, this one is not reachable thus the script should create a new one.