After publicly contemplating to stay on v1 for as long as possible, I gave v2 another spin yesterday. The migration was successfully in that my notes have been transformed to the new format and the basics of the system seem to work. Still, I experience some issues that are probably linked to my particular setup and would be thankful for any ideas on how to fix them.
I run a “one frame-two window” setup (see also below), which served me well in the last year. In this, I want all links in one window to open in
other-window. In v1 I had to set this in my .emasc:
(setq org-link-frame-setup '( (file . find-file-other-window))
I have no idea how to get this to work with org-id links in v2, as all links open in the same window. This earlier discussion suggests that a bug in org-id might be responsible.
- roam-refs and zotero-links
I use org-roam to take notes on other documents (newspaper articles, scientific publications and laws). These are stored in Zotero. Using the add-on Zutilo in Zotero I get links such as this one “zotero://select/groups/2425626/items/7PXILIN4”, which I can open in Emacs by adding this to my .emacs:
(defun zotero-open-ext (path-to-media) (shell-command (concat "open zotero:" path-to-media))) (org-add-link-type "zotero" 'zotero-open-ext)
I added these links to #+roam_ref in v1 and it worked great. In v2, org-roam struggles and I get following warning:
"Invalid ref, skipping…" for almost all Zotero links stored in :PROPERTIES:.
I understand that org-roam-graph in v2 is still under development - but right now I get very different results between v2 and v1. Compare these two versions of the graph for a preliminary note on “political culture” in v1 and v2 (
C-u 1 M-x org-roam-graph). (For me, the v1 graph is the correct one).