[Design] [Sum] Sep 11-17
sheila at osafoundation.org
Mon Sep 25 17:21:40 PDT 2006
I am behind a week on the summaries....
Priscilla forwarded her Chandler dogfooding notes from July-Sept.
+ Priscilla had a few struggles with the dashboard - not surprising
since it's not quite finished yet. A couple of these bugs we already
know about and she brought up some good issues about sort in the
dashboard. Both Mimi and Bryan responded to the comments about sort
and opening and closing the sections.
+ More feedback on the account dialogs
+ A suggestion that tabbing from the title in the event lozenge moves
you to the detail view.
Priscilla sent out a proposal that we remove the "Sharing Server" tag
line under the Cosmo logo since due to the merge, it's more than just
a sharing server now. Sheila and Ted seemed to think this was a good
idea. Priscilla sent out a last call and is going to move forward
with the change.
Priscilla also posted an email about the cost of having visual cues
in the detail view when users have made edits to items. For example,
as a user made changes if we could tag those in the detail view notes
fields showing who had made the changes in a similar style to when
you reply to emails. There are a couple of issues here. We aren't
planning on handling versions until post Preview and this is not
trivial work. Also, there are a couple of other affordances we will
be using for this and we want to find out if this is enough. There is
still an open question if we can do something simple in the notes
field for Preview but it's not high priority on the list and will
likely be deferred for other more critical items.
Mimi and John have been iterating on the design for the sidebar
icons, mouse-over, mouse-down and overlay states. He mocked up some
alternatives you can access from the Test->Skins menu. Several people
replied with feedback. It seems like most people prefer the current
design to the extra column in the sidebar but they find the "eye"
icon that appears on mouse-over a bit jarring.
The conversation continued around Default TZ and interop. This has
been summarized in the following thread.
The thread continued on Setting up special stamping IMAP Folders.
+ Oren responded asking if we would be able to map existing tasks
folders to Chandler. He could imagine putting all these tasks into
Chandler. He also asked about what would happen if the user deleted
items on the IMAP server.
+ Mimi responded that deleted items would remain in Chandler and we
wouldn't be trying to keep this in sync.
+ Brian K responded that creating custom folders is a good suggestion
but will probably be deferred to post 1.0. We are also planning on
trying to stamp items automatically if there is date information in
the email. Brian brought up some good questions about how we
determine whether or not it's a task with a reminder or an event.
+ Darshana is also working through some of these issues for the
command line stuff. If the user enters text with a start date/time
and end date/time, we automatically stamp it an an event. If it only
has a single date/time, we simply set a reminder for that item.
+ It's unclear whether or not Brian can reuse any of Darshana's code
but the behavior for parsing the emails will be consistent.
We continued the discussion on recurrence, table view and triage
status. This is being summarized in a separate thread (coming soon).
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