Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75345
missing entry for conduit config in control-center
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
The entry for the Pilot config in control center (preferences:/// under
nautilus) is only to configure the palm pilot harware, but not the conduits.
Another entry for the conduit configuration should be added, that executes
"gpilotd-control-applet --cap-id=1" (the tool to configure the conduits).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open the control-center (Applications->Preferences->Control Center)
Actual Results: No entry to configure the conduits settings
Expected Results: An entry should be there that let's the user set the conduit
The command that needs to be run to configure the conduits is
"gpilotd-control-applet --cap-id=1". gpilotd-control-applet alone only
configures the hardware settings.
*** Bug 74689 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Going to look at trying to solve this somehow, preferably without adding more
As I suggested in bug 74689, is it possible to add a tab ( next to Pilots,
Devices, Advanced ) to the Handspring/Pilot Tool window?
That would make it the most comprehensive since *all* pilot configuration will
be under one window instead of having to guess which pilot tool one would need
to run to either configure the pilot itself or configure the conduits.
That's the approach I'm currently looking at taking.
I've put up the package I just built at
http://people.redhat.com/~katzj/gnome-pilot/ with the conduits configuration
integrated into the main capplet. Unfortunately, I didn't remember to bring my
cradle in to work with me to test with, so I've only been able to do minimal
testing, but it should work.
Any information on whether it works for you or not is appreciated
It's looking good, just that the capplet doesn't save the setting once ok is
hit. For example, if I open up the capplet disable the ECalendar sync action,
hit ok, and then open up the capplet again, the sync action will still be set to
Seems like conduits dialog is not bound to the Ok button in the main capplet.
Another clue that leads me to believe this is that when a sync action is
disabled, the Apply button doesn't enable itself.
Okay, I'll fix that up this evening when I get home and update to 0.1.66 while
I'm at it. Thanks for the test. I'll update here when I have a newer package
to try out.
Fixed up in -10 at the same place and also to be in rawhide soon. Works for me
here with my USB Visor. Reopen if it shows regressions for you.
The new capplet is looking awesome.
I did find one more problem that should be fixed. If a pilot is added or
removed, the Conduits tab will not reflect the changes until the capplet is
closed and reopened. When a pilot is removed, it should be removed from the
conduits tab; same when one is added.
Say I didn't have a pilot setup. After adding a pilot in the Pilots tab, I
should be able to go to the Conduits tab and setup the conduits for that pilot
without having to close and reopen the window.
Along the same lines, when there is no pilot setup, it may be beneficial to have
a note in the Conduits dialog that reads something like, "There are no pilots
setup on this machine; please click on the Pilots tab and add one first."
Lastly, what is the purpose of "Sync Type" in the Pilots dialog ( or "Sync
Action" in Pilot Settings, when a pilot is being added or edited )? I have
tried to change that setting, but it remains at "Use conduit setting" no matter
what. Is that a bug, or is there no point to that option anymore? If it does
have a purpose and is going to stay in the dialog, the selection should have the
same name in both windows; either "Sync Type" or "Sync Action", but not both.
( I just had another idea to approach to the conduits dialog; I'll add another
comment for that. you're gonna hate me : )
Since conduits are directly related to the pilot they are setup for, maybe the
conduits tab should be in the "Pilot Settings" window when a pilot is being
If this approach is taken, then there would be no need for the pulldown to
select the pilot in the Conduits dialog.
I don't know how much rework this approach would take. Maybe in the next version?
Excellent solution to the problem. Have you submitted changes to the GNOME CVS
too, cause I filed a bug there too... See:
Also I think this package is important enough to go into the "updates"
directory, as it is a definite showstopper for anyone using a pilot with their
This should be pushed out to red hat network asap. RH8 is useless when it comes
to handling Plam Pilots now..
Apparently this problem is fixed by the just released Gnome Pilot 0.1.69. From
* Collapsed two capplets into one
It would be very desirable to upgrade the package to 0.1.69 then and pushing it
through up2date. Having no visible way in Red Hat 8.0 to configure conduits is
probably stopping many users from upgrading to 8.0.
I just saw that on RawHide there is a gnome-pilot 0.1.69 package (with the
required pilot-link 0.11.5-2). Upgraded and tested with the new integraded
control applet (pilots + counduits). Fixes the problem very nicely and is
working smoothly for me.
Is this going to be released as an official update for RedHat 8.0 ? That would
fix the issues that I suppose all pilot users have with RedHat 8.0.
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report.
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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