[maemo-users] GPE On Nokia N800 ITOS2007

From: Mark Haury wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Wed Apr 23 19:13:36 EEST 2008
Peter Bart wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
>     I feel compelled to say that I use the GPE apps on my Nokia every
> single day and have no major problems with it. I migrated from a Palm
> several years ago, not w/o a few growing pains but nothing major. I am
> not a computer person but I can follow directions. Does that make me a
> power user? You decide. I have found the developers, bugzilla, this list
> and ITT forum most tolerant and helpfull for a person not only new to
> Linux; at the time; but the Nokia as well. I don't do things the way I
> used to, I learned different convention, and found ways to give back in
> some small ways. Is GPE on the Maemo platform for everyone? Probably
> not. However, please place me firmly in the column of a happy user of
> not only GPE, but Leafpad, Xournal, Claws, Doc Reader, SpotYah, all the
> cool games, Maemo Recorder, and so on and on. Please do not be upset if
> I didn't mention your project by name. I most likely use it and like
> it! 
> <stepping off the soapbox>
I have to say that the critical deal killer for me is that even though 
it may be possible to jump through a few hoops and *import* data into 
gpe, there doesn't seem to be any way to *export* it back out. I would 
be a lot more willing to put more effort into getting my data into gpe 
if I was sure of a reasonably easy way of not only backing it up, but 
moving/copying it into other apps as needed. As I tend to do that a lot, 
ease of import and export is a very big deal for me. What I'm saying is 
that for me, it's not a matter of a one-time import and then I'd be 
done. It would be a constant process of import and export, and therefore 
those processes are critical to whether or not it's worth it to me to 
use the app.

For me, the ideal import/export method is csv files.

I never had a problem with import or export with either my Visor Deluxe 
(Palm OS) or my Psion Series 5. It was always quick, painless and accurate.

And no, "syncing" is not the answer. I need to be able to work with the 
data much more directly than that.


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