[Chandler-dev] Re: [Proposal] 3 Possible Hacks to Improve
jeffrey at osafoundation.org
Wed Jul 9 14:05:09 PDT 2008
> 1. Replace weekly auto-purge with auto-export/reload. (Would this
> actually help?)
I think this would work. Making it work smoothly and in a
fault-tolerant way would take some thought, though. Does it run at
> 2. Auto-archive anything that was triaged to DONE more than 1 year?? ago
> - The simplest way to do this might be to take a snapshot of your data,
> export it to an Archive.chex file that is timestamped so that if you
> ever need it, you can always reload it into Chandler to take a look at it.
> - We could eventually add a File menu item that allowed you to switch
> easily between archived data sets and your current data set. (Sort of
> like the way Andi's repo-switch feature worked.)
I don't really see this working very well with sharing and recurrence,
and I think it would take a lot of work to get it right.
> 3. Discard anything older than 1 year
> Of course, all of these things would be optional (except for maybe #1)
> accompanied by an explanation that if you feel like Chandler is getting
> sluggish, you should do them.
This terrifies me. I can't quite say why, I guess there's no reason
users shouldn't be allowed to do this, but opportunities to shoot
yourself in the foot seem plentiful with a path like this.
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