Bug Reports, Requests and Known Issues

Current Issues

Linux - If you use a Gnome 3 distribution (ie Ubuntu 18.04) then it cannot display the green System Tray Icon that you would normally interact with. You have two choices -

  • Start tomboy-ng with a -g or --gnome3 switch, that will prevent the opening screen from closing and you will find you can interact with its menus.
  • Fix the underlying issue. Replace the Gnome Shell Extension, "Ubuntu Application Indicators", with one that works, "Topicon". You will need the gnome-tweak-tool (to turn one on and the other off) and to install the extension by searching, with in the Ubuntu Software App, for "gnome shell extensions topicon", install it and then, do the switching in gnome-tweak-tool. You may need to install the gnome-tweak-tool first !

If you start tomboy-ng on linux and don't see the small green System Tray indicator (maybe top right, maybe only visible when you move the mouse bottom left) then do not dismiss the small welcome window. I suggest, to be safe, you close it down and apply one of the above fixes.

Other Linux distributions based on (eg) Mate, LXDE, XFCE are not affected by this problem.

Mac 64bit Cocoa - is experimental, it has several known issues and probably more. Known ones include, rather ironically one similar to the Gnome one mentioned above (but for a completely different reason). Printing fails and copying into and out of the application fails. My advice is, for now, stick with the 32bit application, despite what Apple says, its quite appropriate.

Bugs and Feature Requests

The correct place to discuss issues relating to tomboy-ng is the existing Tomboy mailings list.

Formal bug reports and feature requests should be via Github

Feature Requests

Its no secret that tomboy-ng is not finished. Indeed, is possible it will never be "finished". But that should not stop you from asking that certain features you need be looked at. There can be no doubt that a detailed bug report on GitHub or a nicely worded email on the mailing list might expedite the process. But no guarantee.

And please consider having a crack at it yourself. Pascal is an easy language to learn and the IDE holds your hand in a very reassuring way.

Big, structural things that might or might not happen

  • Internationalization, bi-lingual readers, we want your help !

Apps/Tomboy/tomboy-ng/BugsAndIssues (last edited 2018-05-21 10:12:03 by David Bannon)