Re: [Evolution-hackers] Modest Proposal of a Future Evolution Feature: vision of integration with Nautilus+PostIt notes

On Mon, 2004-02-23 at 10:41, Johan Glimming wrote:
> Hi All
> I propose to integrate Evolution and Nautilus, such that Evolution
> can open .vcf VCard collections and .vcs Calendars as well as 
> *packaged* mailbox files in a single directory.
> This would serve the purpose of organising previous projects etc
> nicely. I write research papers, and when I am done I would like
> to bundle all the associated emails, contacts, and even 
> calendar events containing, --- and also todo-lists, postit
> notes on the desktop for that matter --- into a single project
> directory that I can browse and open later on. That directory
> also contains LaTeX files, text files, PostScrpt files, associated
> background papers, bibliographies, and URLs.
> Of course, taking this idea to the extreme, one would like
> to link all these directories to each other, so that documents
> contacts, calendar events all scattered over a project directory
> structure, and automatically listed in, say, virtual folders for
> contacts etc, searched, summarised, ...

This is a nice idea, but likely a ways off.  Feel free to file it as a
wishlist item in bugzilla.

> It would further be cool to let the Todo-entries be actual PostIt notes
> on the desktop, i.e. like goats. Further such todo notes should
> be capable of containing contacts, documents, etc, etc inside them as
> arbitrary objects. For example "Email Peter" with Peter being a
> clickable object in the Post-It...

This would actually be fairly straight forward to do with eds, the
sticky notes stuff could just use EDS as a storage mechanism instead of
a file on disk.

JP Rosevear <jpr ximian com>
Ximian, Inc.

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