[chandler-dev] History, playback, timeline, presentation of log of edits to attributes (Was: Update to Notifications Wiki Spec)

Graham Perrin G.J.Perrin at bton.ac.uk
Sun May 31 14:24:02 PDT 2009


At 
<http://lists.osafoundation.org/pipermail/chandler-dev/2008-March/009782.
html> (referred from 
<https://bugzilla.osafoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11936>), Randy 
Letness wrote:

> Mimi Yin wrote:

>> Š 2. Phase 2: With a lot more server work, the server can keep a
>> log of *what changes were made* on an item over time:
>> - Lars changed the Title of xxx to yyy at zzz-1 time
>> - Lars changed the Notes of xxx to yyy at zzz-2 time
>> - Lars changed the Notes of xxx to yyy at zzz-3 time
>> 
>> * The server would be able to track changes at the granularity of
>> "per edit session" or "per set of changes committed to the server
>> when user clicks [Save] button"
>> 
>> * The server won't have this kind of information from syncing
>> Desktop clients. Instead, all edits will be lumped together with
>> the last edit time:
>> - Lars changed the Title of xxx to yyy at zzz-3 time
>> - Lars changed the Notes of xxx to yyy at zzz-3 time
>> - Lars changed the Notes of xxx to yyy at zzz-3 time

>> *3. Phase 3:* With additional work on the Desktop client, we can
>> keep a log on the Desktop client for every edit to every
>> attribute over time, just like the server in Phase 2.
>>
>> Both web and desktop client will eventually need to understand
>> the difference between users manually assigning triage status to
>> items and Chandler auto-triaging items to NOW based on event
>> start date/times and *shared* alarm date/times.
>>
>> Randy, does this sound right to you?
> 
> Yes, with the third phase still being a little fuzzy.
> 
> -Randy

Does Google Wave change any thinking in these areas?

The 'Playback' feature appears at around 13:10 in the Google Wave 
Preview movie. 

A little discussion: 
<http://chandlerproject.org/script/getIrcTranscript.cgi?messagesOnly=true
&channel=chandler&date=20090531>

Regards
Graham


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