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Re: [Gtg-user] Discover Getting Thing Gnome and Zim, potential for collaboration


I agree with you, Brendan. Since we, as GTG developers, don't know a
lot about Zim it's a bit difficult and early to consider collaboration
between both projects. I also think that both applications should
focus on its primary goal and utility since there's already a lot of
work to do with that. However a constructive and collaborative use is
possible through the use of plugins and such. Maybe we'll see some
kind of convergence coming in the future, and I would be very happy
with that, since I'm also convinced that there exists a strong link
between task organization and notes as previously said in this
discussion. But until then let's keep us focused on our specific

On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 12:04 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.
>> http://gtg.fritalk.com/
>> 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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