but I find your use of it for lab notes fascinating (I’m not a lab scientist, so it’s just outsider curiosity).
Full disclosure, neither am I, at least not anymore That’s just an example from the docs.
at the expense of not getting free upgrades as Org does
I meant to say that by “going their own way” with a custom capture template system, they will miss out on any additional features that are added to Org at a later date.
So for example, at the moment you have to use the “function” target in the template to deal with which file to actually capture into, which means you can’t use the builtin (to Org) feature of targeting a headline.
But, as the docs say, there is no way to do what they want using the usual org-capture syntax, so outside of upstreaming some improvements, there’s no real way to do what I want.
As it happens, I don’t at present, use any exotic org-capture targets that aren’t captured by the :olp paramter, so it’s fine.
I think now my primary concern is: I only want one capture key, spread across usual org capture templates, and the org roam dailies.
I think that seems doable with just a bit of hacking around though.
You might be using MELPA Stable, if you say you are on Org-roam version 1.2.3.
Aha, right you are, thanks for that.
New to Emacs, so I went for stable, but this is not the first time I’ve come across people saying they just use MELPA, maybe I’ll bump it up my package-archive-priorities list.