Re: [Evolution] Hundreds of alarms

On Wed, 2004-01-07 at 21:35, Brett Johnson wrote:
On Wed, 2004-01-07 at 12:20, Rodrigo Moya wrote:
well, I can't think why you don't want to get notified of an event you

Gee, I can't think of any reason I ever *would* want to be notified of
an event that's already passed.  IMO, past events are utterly irrelevant
and should *never* be notified for.  Different strokes, I suppose.

Of course, you're the developer, so you can implement it any way you

I am only one of the developers, and of course, I don't have the final

  I'm just trying to convey that there are other perfectly valid
ways to use evolution, and if you want evo's calendar to become useful
to more people, it wouldn't hurt to listen to those other people when
they tell you that something sucks or is annoying...

well, am I not listening to you now?

I can (and others have already) give you some pretty *%&^ annoying
consequences of being notified of past irrelevant events, if you're
interested in hearing them (if not, feel free to hit 'delete' now :).

those problems, as I said, should be fixed in evo 1.5.x. Please get
1.5.x and see if that fits your needs, and if not, report bugs.

I'll give you an example in the way I use evolution.  I have a
workstation at work, a laptop, and a workstation at home that all run
evolution.  I periodically sync the calendars on all these machines, and
in addition, I also sync my calendar with a palm PDA.  99.99% of the
time, I first get notified of an event by my PDA.  It's incredibly
annoying to be notified 3 more times, after the event has passed, the
next time I start up evolution on one of my other machines.

right, I understand the problem. But this can be solved in better ways
than having the config option you mention. We could make the file
backend remove the alarms that have been notified already, thus
preventing the alarms to pop up once on every machine.

  I'd be
*much* happier if I only got notifications when evolution was running,
and only for current events (in fact, I'd be even happier if I could
tell evolution to globally turn off notification completely, without
affecting the notification setting for individual events :)

so, you want to disable notifications globally, but still have
notifications for some events?

 As I said, if you use the calendar and set an appointment for
last Monday to get your dog to the veterinary, and open today Evolution,
I can't think why you don't want to be notified. Unless, of course, your
dog tells you when the meeting is, as your staff does with office
meetings :-)

Well, as my wife is a veterinarian, I'm certain *I* would be notified if
I missed such an appointment ;o)

well, you're a lucky man then :-) We, unlucky people, need the evo
calendar to notify us.


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