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Re: Discover Getting Thing Gnome and Zim, potential for collaboration
On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 7:04 AM, Brendan Kidwell <snarf@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 6:02 AM, Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hello everybody,
>> I just discovered a nifty new python-gtk app that enables GTD usage:
>> Getting Thing Gnome.
>> 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.
> My own two cents:
> I think it's worth it for the members of both projects to check out
> the other, but my personal preference as a user is to keep both
> projects focused on what they do best. If Zim accumulates
> sophisticated task management features, this will eventually dilute
> its utility as a text database, diary, and outliner. Likewise (I say
> this without any experience) GTG might get diluted if it tries to get
> too rich-texty and linky.
> If you need complicated wiki-like features and you need well designed
> GTD workflow, perhaps the best solution is to use plugins to provide a
> clean transport path from one database to the other. For example, you
> could have a special INBOX page in Zim that is automatically pushed
> into the GTD INBOX view and removed from Zim, and any embedded
> hyperlinks are rewritten in transit so that clicking the link in GTD
> opens the appropriate page in Zim.
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I am using Zim and "Remember the Milk" as my task management tools.
And now testing with GTG. v0.1 has few issues that make me hard to
use(e.g don't open two instances , data may be lost). But seem that
v0.2 will be much better. So I will keep to use this 3 tools.
The focus / objective of Zim and GTG is quite different. So I also
think that Zim and GTG should keep both projects focused on what they
do best. However , as what Bertrand Rousseau in another email said , a
constructive and collaborative use is possible through the use of
plugins and such.
Zim RTF text editor is really great. It is simple(save in plain text)
and powerful. I recommend that it could export the API for 3rd party
Moreover, I have a GTD suggestion to Zim. Can it add a "Show
actionable tasks only" check box in the TODO list window? A task is
actionable if it don't have any sub-task , or all the subtasks are
finished. It could be used to determine next actionable task easily.
(p.s Subtask should inherit the priority from its parent) Any comment?