[Chandler-dev] Bug to improve behavior of unstamping as event when event is recurring

Grant Baillie grant at osafoundation.org
Thu May 1 09:47:46 PDT 2008


On 30 Apr, 2008, at 09:16, Andre Mueninghoff wrote:

> Andre Mueninghoff <andre_mueninghoff at fastmail.fm> sent you a Starred  
> Message from Chandler:
>
> Hi Everyone,
>
> I did a search and didn't see an obvious existing bug, but before I  
> possibly duplicate an existing bug report, I thought I'd ask here if  
> this scenario is covered and to solicit feedback.
>
> Current behavior
> 1. Create an item stamped as event
> 2. Change the date of the event item to a date one week in the past
> 3. Set the item's recurrence to daily (any recurrence except none  
> will behave the same)
> 4. Note in the table view that occurences of the test item appear in  
> the Now, Later, and Done sections.
> 5. Select either the Now or Later occurrence.
> 6. Unstamp the item as event, and when prompted, press All Events
> 7. Note in the detail view that in the header, only a triage status  
> of [Now | Later] and the item's title is visible. The stamp buttons  
> and byline are not visible.

This part just sounds like a bug (and one that keeps recurring -- so  
to speak :).

> 8. Also note in the table view that there is no row for this item in  
> the Now or Later sections.
> 9. Select any other item.
> 10. Note in the table view that single occurrence of the formerly  
> recurring event item is in the Done section with a triage status of  
> Done.
>
> The same behavior occurs when viewing a calendar canvas. Even though  
> malformed, the residual display of a Now or Later triage status  
> reasonably suggests that to make further edits to this item one  
> should be able to find it in the Now or Later sections of the table  
> view. However, it will be in the Done section. Even as a long time  
> Chandler user, I though at first the items were disappearing  
> completely. If the Done occurrence is unstamped as event, then Done  
> is Done is Done.
>
> Suggested behavior: On the removal of the event stamp from a Now or  
> Later occurence of a recurring item, retain the Now or Later  
> occurence respectively (instead of the Done occurence).

Arguably, we should retain all Now/Later occurrences. (Though in  
practice there will often be just one).

--Grant



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