[chandler-users] Cosmo Web UI
priscilla at osafoundation.org
Thu Mar 29 11:43:04 PST 2007
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On Mar 29, 2007, at 2:06 AM, Greg Bryant wrote:
> First, I want to say: the web interface is excellent. That's why I
> started using it.
Thanks for the compliment! ;)
> I use it for something real -- to schedule space for a non-profit
> community center. But, after three days, I'm close to giving up,
> because I can't see my events in a scrolled week view. To do
> anything useful, I need to see the whole week.
When you mean a 'whole' week view, do you mean the number of hours in
the day? Or were your expectations to see the week displayed
differently, for example starting on Monday and ending on Sunday?
> In iCal, I set my view preference to 24 hours, so I can see
> everything at once. The iCal month-view also lets me see the whole,
> without scrolling. While in the Cosmo UI, when someone asks for
> available times, I start scrolling up-and-down like mad, looking
> left-and-right, trying to memorize enough, as viewed through this
> tiny window, to discuss different possibilities on different days
> over several weeks. It's very hard.
Agreed. We have this has been struggling with this issue mainly
because of information displayed on the lozenge, the little squares
on the canvas.
I'm curious to know, what do you look for when you're scheduling
space? Do you scan for an empty space on the calendar canvas to find
a 'free time'? Or is it a matter of inputting a bunch of events on a
given day? Would a list view help you in any way for scheduling?
When you have a lot of events on a single day, what do you look at
that reminds you of the next event? Is the title of the event helpful
enough to give you a clue about the event? Or do you need some lead
in description of the event? Does the time or time zone information
help you on such a small display of information? By describing your
needs, we can help identify what information needs to be displayed
when the lozenges are reduced to half the size.
> So, it would be nice to have a "whole view" preference in Settings
> > Advanced. I'd use Chandler, but I'm on a quest for the perfect
> calendar webapp.
Yes agreed. We have that feature on the roadmap, (bug: https://
bugzilla.osafoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5124) but it's been slated
to future as there are priorities which are driving the product to
support more then just calendar events. And to better support items
shared from Chandler desktop. I will note your concern in the bug and
when we triage bugs for review, it may be placed as a higher priority
based on your feedback.
> I installed Cosmo 0.6 on my Linux machine, and found that setting
> "dj_global.HOUR_UNIT_HEIGHT=30;" in dojo.js, does most of what I need.
Interesting. Again, we do have this filed as a bug so you know it's
on the road map. Thanks! ;)
Just to clarify do you mean you're running Safari on LInux?
> Many thanks!
> (using Safari)
Many thanks to you for your feedback!
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