[ubuntu-mono] [Bug 666511] Re: Note data loss with Tomboy sync to Ubuntu One, for notes created in Gnote

Iain Lane iain at orangesquash.org.uk
Wed Oct 27 03:12:40 BST 2010

For the record, I have prepared a 1.5.2 package for Debian, and will
thereafter merge it into Natty.

Note data loss with Tomboy sync to Ubuntu One, for notes created in Gnote
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Status in Tomboy: Fix Released
Status in “tomboy” package in Ubuntu: Confirmed
Status in “tomboy” source package in Lucid: Fix Committed
Status in “tomboy” source package in Maverick: Fix Committed

Bug description:
Binary package hint: tomboy

All versions of Tomboy prior to 1.4.2 are susceptible to this bug:


Due to an error in a regex in Tomboy's web sync add-in, notes created in Gnote may send blank content to Ubuntu One or other web sync servers like Snowy.  This could ultimately lead to data loss, if the user expects that a clean Tomboy sync'd to U1 will get all notes with their full content.

I highly recommend that Tomboy is upgraded to 1.4.2 in Maverick, and 1.2.2 in Lucid.  Both of these stable bugfix releases were made to provide a fix for this bug to distros.

If you prefer to patch the fix in, the relevant commit is here:


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