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From: Marcin Borkowski <mbork@wmi.amu.edu.pl>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Agenda in MobileOrg for Android
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2013 08:24:00 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20130408082400.0f0a7d7a@aga-netbook> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <86sj31abfe.fsf@gmail.com>

Dnia 2013-04-07, o godz. 21:33:41
David Rogers <davidandrewrogers@gmail.com> napisał(a):

> Marcin Borkowski <mbork@wmi.amu.edu.pl> writes:
> 
> > Dnia 2013-04-07, o godz. 14:16:54
> > David Rogers <davidandrewrogers@gmail.com> napisał(a):
> 
> >> I have felt the same way. Is the reason it's not already done (and
> >> the pitfall for you if you take on a project like this) that
> >> "re-write major chunks of Emacs" is a pretty big job?
> >
> > ...
> > Remember that the purpose of something like such an app (as opposed
> > to Org-mode proper) would not be *editing* of text, but (primarily)
> > *entering* texts (and short ones, for that matter), entering
> > timestamps (which is quite convenient with any pointing device,
> > including touchscreens) and things like changing todo states and
> > clocking in and out - and that's basically it.  In other words, a
> > very small subset of Org-mode is needed here (at least for me).
> 
> I see what you mean. That makes more sense than what I said, and I
> like your idea.
> 
> The part that I want most from Org-mode on Android is being able to
> automatically get audible reminders for all my appointments, whether
> through a transfer into the phone's own calendar or some other way.
> The current MobileOrg doesn't quite do the job, since it doesn't yet
> parse things like this:
> 
> <%%(org-class 2013 03 01 2013 06 22 5 52 1 12 13)>
> 
> ... In fact, last time I checked, it didn't even parse date stamps
> that weren't in the headline...
> 
> ... so my whole Org file has to be specially formatted, and some of
> Org-mode's extremely useful features avoided, if I am going to satisfy
> MobileOrg's requirements.
> 
> Being able to edit is nice, but that doesn't take advantage of what I
> really have the phone with me for - I see my phone as mainly a
> reminder machine, not mainly an editing machine, and would love to
> see MobileOrg (or some new project) gain the ability to parse every
> possible agenda feature used in Org files, so that I can actually
> receive reminders for all the items in my Org-mode agenda. If it came
> with a better way of simple editing, that would be even better.

Of course, /every possible agenda feature used in Org files/ is out of
question, since you can (AFAIR) embed /arbitrary Elisp code/ there;).
So we can only hope for a reasonable subset (unless we go for an Emacs
variant of Greenspun's tenth rule;)).

I agree with what you said about a phone usage, but simple editing
should be, well, simple to add, and from my point of view capture is
very useful if not essential.

Still, I'm completely new to Java and Android (though quite
determined;)), so it's currently still vaporware...

Best,

-- 
Marcin Borkowski
http://octd.wmi.amu.edu.pl/en/Marcin_Borkowski
Adam Mickiewicz University

  reply	other threads:[~2013-04-08  6:24 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 35+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2013-03-24  1:52 Marcin Borkowski
2013-03-24  2:04 ` John Hendy
2013-04-07 13:13   ` Marcin Borkowski
2013-04-07 21:16     ` David Rogers
2013-04-07 21:41       ` Marcin Borkowski
2013-04-08  4:33         ` David Rogers
2013-04-08  6:24           ` Marcin Borkowski [this message]
2013-04-08  1:20     ` James Harkins
2013-04-08  9:26       ` Marcin Borkowski
2013-04-09 10:19         ` Gareth Smith
2013-04-08  6:52     ` James Harkins
2013-04-08  9:28       ` Marcin Borkowski
2013-04-09 18:24         ` Matthew Jones
2013-04-09 20:27           ` Marcin Borkowski
2013-04-09 20:51             ` Matthew Jones
2013-04-09 21:36               ` Marcin Borkowski
2013-04-09 22:06           ` John Hendy
2013-04-23 10:50           ` Android MobileOrg: appointments without SCHEDULED/DEADLINE (was: Agenda in MobileOrg for Android) Karl Voit
2013-04-24  4:41             ` Android MobileOrg: appointments without SCHEDULED/DEADLINE Rémi Vanicat
2013-04-24  7:38               ` Eric S Fraga
2013-04-24 14:46                 ` Rémi Vanicat
2013-04-24 17:21               ` Henning Weiss
2013-04-24 17:33               ` MobileOrg and repeating events (was: Android MobileOrg: appointments without SCHEDULED/DEADLINE) Karl Voit
2013-04-24 17:15             ` Android MobileOrg: appointments without SCHEDULED/DEADLINE (was: Agenda in MobileOrg for Android) Henning Weiss
2013-04-24 17:30               ` Karl Voit
2013-04-25  8:55               ` Android MobileOrg: appointments without SCHEDULED/DEADLINE Eric S Fraga
2013-04-15 12:45         ` Agenda in MobileOrg for Android Andreas Leha
2013-04-15 15:24           ` Bastien
2013-04-15 18:36             ` Andreas Leha
2013-05-12  1:55         ` mobileorg-android
2013-05-13  3:00           ` [mobileorg-android] " James Harkins
2013-05-13 13:28             ` Marcin Borkowski
2013-04-07 17:54 Itai kloog
2013-04-09 18:09 Jorge A. Alfaro Murillo
2013-04-09 18:18 ` David Rogers

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