[chandler-users] Chandler - initial feedback, input
mimi at osafoundation.org
Fri Mar 7 13:52:40 PST 2008
Thanks for your writing in with your feedback.
On Mar 6, 2008, at 8:18 AM, Gregg Zupcsics wrote:
> friends at the OSAF and Chandler users (Chandlerians?),
> Thanks very much for your efforts! Great idea, and the vision for
> Chandler sounds very good.
Thanks for the words of encouragement!
> I suspect that I'm an example of your target audience - in addition
> to a knowledge & info intensive full-time 'main' job, I have 2
> 'side jobs' and 2 more active hobbies - several of which are
> information intensive. And I try to be fairly organized. As you
> can probably imagine, I urgently need some of what I understand to
> be Chandler's intended capabilities and features ;-).
Yes, you do sound like a member of our target user group.
> As feedback/input from a member of your intended audience, please
> consider that I (and I suspect others) urgently need:
> 1) The capability to group, nest, or filter collections - otherwise
> there are simply too many useful collections / views.
You can track 'nested collections' here: https://
You are correct in guessing that this is an oft-requested feature.
May I ask how many collections you have and what you've defined them
around? People? Projects? Areas of Life like Home and Work?
> BTW, in case it wasn't apparent, support for nested (or
> hierarchical) tasks would be _very_ useful along with (or as part
> of) the capability to nest, group or filter collections.
Allowing users to define their own rule-based collections gets to the
core of the original vision behind Chandler and it's well supported
in the data model, but we are unikely to implement filter-based
collections as it requires quite a bit of UI work and greatly
What kinds of filters are you most interested in?
> 2) The ability to run Chandler from a removable (USB) drive (flash
> or hard disk) since I use different computers, and not always
> connected to the Internet. (This might already work? I haven't
> tried this yet...)
> Of course, I also need (a slightly lower level of priority/urgency
> for me) the ability to _sync_ my contacts (and calendar subsetS)
> between an intelligent, _portable_ PIM, and the several e-mail
> services, clients and tools that I use.
> In the short term (since this capability isn't yet fully
> implemented in Chandler), I'm exploring a free service) called
> Octopus City) for my contact needs.
We're unlikely to get to Contacts any time soon. But as an open
project, we are interested in funding for or volunteers interested in
building out Contacts.
> If you would, please consider these features when planning future
> releases Thanks again for your efforts, and for listening.
> best regards,
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> chandler-users at osafoundation.org
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