[Design] [Cosmo][Sum] Time-zone on Cosmo UI
br at osafoundation.org
Fri Dec 8 13:42:00 PST 2006
What does this do for CC's without accounts?
Development wise, it doesn't seem like a big deal.
On Dec 8, 2006, at 1:05 PM, Katie Capps Parlante wrote:
> Hi Mimi,
> I like your proposal.
> In terms of Preview, I assume Jeffrey is taking this, so if he has
> an implementation and it fits in his schedule sounds like we're good.
> Mimi Yin wrote:
>> Hi Katie,
>> Perhaps as a way to address some of the concerns that Jeffrey and
>> others have voiced (which are very real), we can provide a prompt
>> to users both on the publishing and the subscribing ends of the
>> sharing workflows.
>> If an user doesn't not have timezones turned on in Chandler and is
>> trying to publish a collection or free-busy calendar, we can pop-
>> up a dialog saying:
>> Will you be sharing this collection with someone in a different
>> timezone than you? If you are, we recommend that you assign a
>> timezone to your events and alarms.
>> [Ignore] [Okay]
>> Clicking Okay will turn on timezone support and assign a default
>> timezone to their calendar canvas that the user can change.
>> On the subscribing end of the workflow (and this would work for
>> both Chandler and Cosmo CC users with accounts, we provide a
>> notice that says:
>> This collection contains timezone information, we recommend you
>> turn on timezone support for optimal viewing.
>> This addresses several concerns at once:
>> 1. It makes the way timezones work transparent to the user (no
>> hidden timezones that the user can't see).
>> 2. It provides the do-the-math-in-your-head people a way to keep
>> their lives timezone-free ;o)
>> 2. It alerts users when they're about to engage in anti-social
>> sharing behavior.
>> *Is this feasible for Preview?*
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