Re: Potential to-do list enhancements

On Wed, 05 May 1999 00:27:06 Russell Steinthal wrote:
> Well, since my last attempt at doing some GNOME coding is on hold for 
> the moment, I thought I would take a look at enhancing the to-do list 
> handling in gnomecal...  I know that's on the TODO list (no pun 
> intended), so I wanted to check if there was anyone currently working 
> on it?

Yes I've played with it in the last few versions with some improvements.  I did some of the work adding the Due Dates along with task comments.

> If not, what would specifically would people like to see?  I don't 
> know how much time I'm going to have, so I don't want to commit to 
> anything to extensive, but it can't hurt to have people's ideas....
> Offhand, the two things which I would most like to see would be 
> categories (and the ability to get filtered lists, such as "only work 
> related") and priorities, so that the list would stay sorted.

That seems doable.  Categories are defined in the vTodo specs upon my last read of them.  I'm not sure what the categories really are, but I know there should be internal support for storing them in the file format/memory structures.

Miguel, Federico, do you have any ideas what categories we should support? 

>  What 
> would be really cool (IMHO) would be some sort of automatic 
> prioritization, where items are given a base priority by the user 
> which is then adjusted based on the distance to the due date to give 
> a dynamically-ordered list.

Sounds cool to me, it would be simple enough to sort the list on an integer value that is computed using the formula described.  I think we would just have to throw it into another column of the TODO list that wouldn't be visible to the user by default.  

> Of course, I have no idea if any of that is feasible, just that it's 
> been on my wishlist for a long time, so I might as well give it a 
> shot. :)

Well, I've been meaning to get back to the TODO list but I've had a lot of other stuff to do.  i.e. finals, moving, getting a job.   :Luckily this summer I will have time to do some of this stuff for the TODO List, along with hopefully helping with making gnomecal XML capable.


Clifford "Rusty" Conover
Computer Science Undergraduate, Montana State University - Bozeman
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