1. What is the problem? Be very detailed.
I can not work out how to sync ODK2 forms or data. I have been trialling it casually over the past 6 months, and was using the Google App Designer with aggregate, However that will no longer install, It seems the Google App Designer Page has changed, and the Aggregate v1.4.15. installer has not been updated for over 6 months.
Following the ODK2 documentation, it suggests using using a virtual machine, but that only works with Aggregate installs with OVA files, and those versions only work for transferring XMLs, which makes them useless for ODK2.
I tried using Tomcat following the instructions in the documentation, but that only works for more recent versions of Aggregate, which, again, only work for transferring XMLs, which makes them useless for ODK2.
There seems to be a serious problem with trying to produce two different versions of ODK, when only one is being supported. The online documentation and support software such as Aggregate is being changed to reflect ODK, but the incoming links form the ODK2 documntation are remaining the same. The result is that following the instructions for ODK2 no longer work once they link to a generic ODK page, such as the instructions for installing Aggregate, which start by instructing users to download the latest version of Aggregate from Github, even though the latest versions do not seem to work with ODK2, and then instructing the user to follow directions that do not work using the older versions of Aggregate that do sork with ODK2.
This is a serious barrier to anyone adopting ODK2. I am recently technically proficient, and I have now spent 3 days trying to follow the online instructions, only to find multiple dead ends.
So, is there any way that a user who isn't highly technically proficient can actually upload ODK2 forms to a tablet and download the files? If so can you please provide me with instructions.
Please do not point me to the online documentation. I have followed those instructions to multiple dead ends. They simply do not work because of the issues outlined above.
2. What app or server are you using and on what device and operating system? Include version numbers.
I am using ODK2. I am not using any server because I can not get any server to work.
3. What you have you tried to fix the problem?
I have followed every single page of the online documentation. They do not work because the ODK2 Aggregate instructions link into the ODK pages for "Installing Aggregate" and "Planning Your Aggregate Deployment", and those instructions only work for the latest version of aggregate, which only accept xml files, which do not work with ODK2.
4. What steps can we take to reproduce the problem?
Simply follow the online ODK2 documentation, starting with the "ODK Aggregate Tables Extension" page. You will find that you can not install a working version of aggregate following the instructions.
For example, if you follow the first options ("Installing on Tomcat") you will be directed to a page that tells you to "Install ODK Aggregate. Select the latest release for your operating system." But the latest version of aggregate linked to only works with xml files.
There seems ot be an urgent need to have two different series of instructions pages for the two different version of ODK. The two have now diverged so far that having links between them is not viable.
5. Anything else we should know or have? If you have a test form or screenshots or logs, attach below.