[chandler-users] Notifications

Mimi Yin mimi at osafoundation.org
Wed May 14 14:23:28 PDT 2008

Hi Benjamin,

Thanks for writing this up. Some of the features you've described are  
already logged as bugs :) I logged new ones for ones that haven't  
come up before on the list.


On May 5, 2008, at 12:06 AM, Benjamin Wilreker wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> I've been following the conversation about
> notifications with some interest.  These are the
> notifications that would do me the most good:
> 1. I'd like the ability to sleep notifications for a
> user defined period of time.  Clicking on "remind me
> tomorrow" or "remind me in an hour" or what have you
> when the alarm message pops up would be far more
> useful that the current sleep setting.  Ideally, this
> would have the effect of automatically resetting the
> tickle alarm for the specified date/time.


> 2. The ability to output a task list to .txt or print
> it would be great.  Ideally, I'd like to be able to
> write a macro to print a task list that includes all
> the records that meet particular criteria.  This is
> relevant to the notifications debate because I would
> like to be able to print / output to .txt everything
> that has a tickle date of today / this week / this
> semester, as another user has suggested.  The reason
> for the .txt output is because it would simplify
> uploading to my palm.

We have re-enabled printing for the Calendar Month View, but not the  
Triage Table View yet: https://bugzilla.osafoundation.org/ 

I've also logged a new bug for printing the item details: https:// 

> 3. I'd like to be able to associate sounds to given
> tickle alarms.  In other words, should a tickle be set
> on my "priority" collection, I'd love the computer to
> play "the imperial march" or something equally ominous
> - the computer equivalent of saying "Hey you! Pay
> attention to me! This is important!"

Nice. I imagine there is a way to hook in operating system sounds for  
this kind of stuff.

> 4. This is not tied to the notification discussion,
> but I'd like to toss in that it would really be nice
> to have the ability to sort any given task
> list/collection by two or more criteria.  I frequently
> find myself wanting to sort by Now/Later/Done and then
> by Date.  I organize the task list by setting the
> tickle alarm to the date I intend to accomplish a task
> - and hence changing the date, and appearance in the
> sort order. This gives me a sequenced list of things
> to accomplish.  Of course, frequently things get done
> in a different order, and I really don't want to sort
> through a hoarde of "dones" to find the "laters" to
> deal with "now."

Yes! The Triage Status column is supposed to be sub-sorted by Date  
(at least in the LATER section). There is a 1.0-Candidate bug logged  
for this: https://bugzilla.osafoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8939

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