The JSON support is part of work to make a cross-plattform version of RsyncOSX. Which tool to use for a cross-plattform is difficult to choose. It is important to commence the project with the correct tools. I have to invest a lot of time and effort to teach myself new languages and tools. Because of that I have spend some time study the alternatives.
My new IDE (Integrated Development Tool) will be either Visual Studio or Visual Studio Code. For the moment the following might be the languages:
If there will be a cross-plattform version of RsyncOSX in 2021 remains to see. It depends on how much work there is and if I am able to learn how to make apps with the new language.
For the moment only RsyncOSX support JSON, the menu-app does not. The menu-app will support JSON after next release again. Before converting to JSON, in userconfig, make a backup of the current configuration files. The current configurations is backed up in the catalog
To enable JSON support is a two step process. There are three parts in the File menu dedicated for JSON support:
- Verfiy (JSON) (shortcut
⌘V) - verify either converted JSON or PLIST files
- View output (shortcut
⌘O) - after a verify open the output and select Logfile
- Transform (shortcut
⌘J) - enables the transform button for either JSON or PLIST
Firs task is select the
Transform (or shortcut
⌘J). The main view shows a
JSON button (or a
PLIST button). Selecting the button executes the transformation. The existing plist or JSON configurations are not changed.
JSONbutton if RsyncOSX is reading PLIST files
PLISTbutton if RsyncOSX is reading JSON files
Transforming to JSON
After transforming, the second task is to enable JSON support by selecting the
JSON option in the user config.
RsyncOSX will automatically quit and after a restart JSON support is enablet. For new users only select the
JSON option to enable JSON support.
A yellow label indicates JSON support is enablet. The JSON files are stored in:
./rsyncosx/macserial/configurations.jsonfor configurations (add profilename if profile is used)
Example of what the JSON files looks like, see here. The JSON files are a transformation of the xml (plist) files. The files are used as test of RsyncOSX after code changes.
Returning to PLIST
You can anytime go back to plist format. Select Transform or
⌘J and select the
PLIST button in main view. It saves the current configurations and schedules as plist format. In userconfig disable the
JSON support and after restart plist is enablet.
LastMod 2020-11-10 (5a515cd)