I see that I don't understand Zim as well as I thought.  :)

I did try the plugin, and I emailed a comment to the bug yesterday,
but it didn't show up.  I just added it on Launchpad.

On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 04:28, Jaap Karssenberg
<jaap.karssenb...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 6:18 AM, Adam Porter <a...@alphapapa.net> wrote:
>> I use Dropbox with Zim.  I am, of course, aware that Zim doesn't
>> automatically detect new pages or changes in directory structure, but
>> I have always thought that Zim would automatically load the newer
>> version of a page if it had been saved to disk while Zim was on a
>> different page.  Just now, though, I loaded a page on my netbook that
>> had been modified earlier today on my laptop, and it loaded the old
>> version of the page, as if it was still in memory and it didn't check
>> the mtime on the disk.  I hit Ctrl+R and it showed the new version
>> right away.
>>
>> Of course, if I had tried to make changes to the page, Zim would have
>> popped up an error saying the page had been changed--but why doesn't
>> it detect that when I view the page?
>
> Because zim was originally not intended for usage where a notebook is
> changed externally while zim was running. This kind of detection is a
> feature that is still being tested.
>
> You may be interested in the test code available in this bug:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/zim/+bug/792058
>
> Regards,
>
> Jaap

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