Android MMEX v2023.12.01.1002 release

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Re: Android MMEX v2023.12.01.1002 release

Post by Bingbong26 »

I see. Unfortunately I'll have to not use this app for now. Between my wife and I sharing the same database in nextcloud, it's bound to result in a conflict when one of use forgets to synchronize after adding a transaction. It's just too risky.

Thank you and I'll keep my eye on the project for future updates should this be improved.
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Re: Android MMEX v2023.12.01.1002 release

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that's ok.

just a reminder that multi-modifiers to database files in cloud storage (e.g. NextCloud) might result in data loss (implicitly) and/or conflicts (explicitly) as these vendors sync underlying data via its binary-diff.

The typical and classic way is to set up a C/S architecture, saying running a real database service on somewhere.
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Re: Android MMEX v2023.11.27.1001 beta release

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KenK wrote: Thu Nov 30, 2023 10:09 am I will try to obfuscate details in my database
I have now done this, sort of. I have tried it with the 2023-12-01 build of the app, and it is still crashing as before, when trying to add or view a tx. I tried both v18 and v19 versions. ("Check db schema" for v19 says there's a table missing: SETTINGS_V1_USAGE_V1.)

Having read the descriptions of the synchronisation processes needed, there's too much scope for me to mess it up, and I won't be using the Android port. So, I will leave this thread now.
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Re: Android MMEX v2023.12.01.1002 release

Post by guanlisheng »

Thanks for following up, both SETTINGS_V1 and USAGE_V1 are not used in Android mmex.

In terms of synchronization, understand both your and @Bingbong26 's thought.
there is still some room to improve the UX, e.g.auto-sync periodically. we'll see
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Re: Android MMEX v2023.12.01.1002 release

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Maybe auto-sync on app open and close?

On the old 2019 version I was syncing the db directly which eliminated this.

Where is the cached db stored in the 2023 version?
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Re: Android MMEX v2023.12.01.1002 release

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you can see both local and remote database paths via the main menu -> Settings -> Database
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Re: Android MMEX v2023.12.01.1002 release

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I didn't mean for my post to sound ungrateful. I truly appreciate what you guys are doing. I'm just excited to see activity on a cool project like this. I'll keep watching and perhaps throw a donation at it to keep it moving. Thank you all for your efforts, I don't take for granted your volunteer time on this project that we enjoy for free.
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Re: Android MMEX v2023.12.01.1002 release

Post by guanlisheng »

never mind. @Bingbong26

The main gap is the different expectation.
The flawless synchronization among different platforms and devices might need a centralized database service. it’s a typical option of commercial products and the end user might lost some control on data.
Just a trade-off. Please ping us once you find some product has good synchronization in cloud storage. Then we can have a reference.
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Re: Android MMEX v2023.12.01.1002 release

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Don't know about a product but I know about an alternative to cloud synchronization services. I use something which is not a classic cloud option, it is Syncthing. Used to sync files and also mmex db between devices. Works great and it's open source.

Note for moderator: no idea why my previous post was disapproved as I was just suggesting checking out Syncthing. Moreover that service has already been discussed positively on this forum so really I don't understand the disapproval. Nevermind I will try one last time.
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Re: Android MMEX v2023.12.01.1002 release

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Note for moderator: no idea why my previous post was disapproved as I was just suggesting checking out Syncthing. Moreover that service has already been discussed positively on this forum so really I don't understand the disapproval. Nevermind I will try one last time.
Sorry, that wasn't me, another moderator deleted the post because he took it as product advertising (did it have a link ??)
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