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Re: Discover Getting Thing Gnome and Zim, potential for collaboration


Hello Raphael,

It would be wonderful to have a collaboration but I don't really
understand your point as Zim seems to be a complete different kind of
software (at least to me). Do you have a specific idea on how projects
could collaborate ?

I understand that there's a need to convert a task to a note when the task
is done but you want to keep the information.

I've played with that but the integration in GTG was not good enough for
0.1. You can try it by adding the line "experimental_notes = True" in your

I would be very happy to discuss your ideas but can you be more specific ?
Ideally, can you post a feature request for each specific thing you want
to change in GTG ? Please take the time to really describe what you "see",
mockup or patches would help a lot.

Also, keep in mind that we are not familiar with Zim nor ThinkingRock.

Thanks for the input

PS : what might be of interest is that we plan to support "backends".
Those backends could be of different types : "readwrite, import, export".
Readwrite backends are those used by default. Import will take some tasks
from a given source and put them in your default readwrite backend. Export
will take some tasks (all or only those with a given tag) from your
readwrite backend and put them "somewhere" where "somewhere" could be Zim.

> Hello everybody,
> I just discovered a nifty new python-gtk app that enables GTD usage:
> Getting Thing Gnome.
> http://gtg.fritalk.com/
> If you try it out, you can see similarities with Zim in the structure and
> in the workflow. I was wondering if both projects could not benefit from
> each other in particular given that Zim is being rewritten in python-gtk.
> Both apps have (or wants to have) a plugin system to add supplementary
> features.
> GTG would benefit from Zim's wiki like text input in task description (and
> support for multiple cancel input for example).
> Or Zim could inherit a better task manager than what's currently in Zim.
> In any case, for now I have no perfect GTK+ application that let me handle
> my preferred GTD workflow:
> 1/ While I read mail/IRC/Web, I discover something interesting that I
> might want to look into (or I receive a task to do). That's the
> Inbox part of any GTD app, I should be able to drop a mail/URL/paste there
> as quickly as possible directly from within the respective application
> (mutt/x-chat/iceweasel).
> 2/ When I sort the GTD Inbox, I want to create tasks in a GTD aware
> application (that would be GTG) or decide that the piece of information
> that I have stored doesn't need any action but I want to keep it for
> reference in my notes (that would be Zim).
> 3/ When I work and check my tasks, the tasks can contain references to
> other material (say design notes). Thus I would want to be able to click
> on a link inside GTG and have Zim open up on the given page (because I
> like Zim to draft such documents).
> I hope that this message will foster some collaboration and gives you
> ideas on how you can reach such a level of integration. The result would
> be a really powerful framework to organize time/projects/information I
> think.
> For reference, I'm currently using a java app for my GTD workflow
> together with Zim (http://www.zim-wiki.org/) for notes. The java app is
> ThinkingRock (http://www.trgtd.com.au) there might be some interesting
> ideas to take there. I like the review screen in particular, that's what
> I'm using most of the time. I also use the possibility to print reports
> so that the piece of paper near my computer always has an overview of all
> the tasks that I have scheduled for the current week (and I write new
> tasks on it while on phone with customers, so it's also a secondary
> inbox).
> Cheers,
> --
> Raphaël Hertzog
> Contribuez à Debian et gagnez un cahier de l'admin Debian Lenny :
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