Updating to org-roam 1.2.3


org-roam 1.2.3 came out on 13th November 2020.

1. Update steps

  • SPC f e U to invoke configuration-layer/update-packages (spacemacs' update packages command).
    • Updates all packages, not just org-roam - is there a way to do just one?
    • Open org-roam - it needs to update the DB from v9 to v10.
      • This is taking a few minutes for my >1000 files.
      • And it has frozen… is it because I edited a file while it was in progress?
        • I cancelled the operation. Now if I do org-roam-db-build-cache, it doesn't do anything process any more files.
        • Restarted, nothing happened.
        • Superficially appears OK, but I'm wondering what will be the deal with those 500 or so files that didn't get processed? I'll just use it and see.

2. Things that broke

I noticed that my backlinks weren't publishing. This might have already been happening anyway, and I just noticed. But here were the issues:

So I've updated commonplace/org-roam--backlinks-list function with these changes.

I noticed here that Jethro has a slightly different function for this these days - I wonder if the logic here would be worth adding to mine too.

In addition to this, while debugging I noticed I was looking at the wrong DB location - I was personally looking at the DB in the project folder, but org-roam was looking at the DB in .emacs.d. I have a feeling my publish.el was also looking in the project folder, but not confirmed. For now I've updated publish.el to explicitly look at emacs.d location with (setq org-roam-db-location "/home/neil/.emacs.d/org-roam.db"), but I'd actually rather they both looked in the project directory. Will have to see what happened to my .dir-locals.el.

UPDATE: yeah it turns out org-roam-db-location needs setting in dir-locals: https://www.orgroam.com/manual.html#How-do-I-have-more-than-one-Org_002droam-directory_003f . This seems to have been the case for a while though, so not sure why this changed recently.

3. New features

The main one of interest to me looks like Revamp org-roam-dailies. Although, from watching the video, it doesn't seem to do anything that I wasn't already doing? I use org-roam-dailies-today, and I already had org-roam-dailies-capture-templates set up.

Actually now I get the message -

‘org-roam-dailies-today’ is an obsolete command (as of org-roam 1.2.2); use ‘org-roam-dailies-find-today’ instead.

4. Elsewhere

4.1. In my garden

Notes that link to this note (AKA backlinks).

4.3. Mentions

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