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From: "Daniel Martins" <danielemc@gmail.com>
To: Ian Barton <lists@manor-farm.org>
Cc: "emacs-orgmode@gnu.org" <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Keeping Your Appointments in org
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 08:47:37 -0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <6ac505ad0901080247l33bfcf34obe6d214ebbc19735@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <4965C946.7050805@manor-farm.org>

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I have the same migration problem.

I still use Google Calendar to share appts with my students. Sometimes they
mark an appt on certain dates etc...

My migration problem is threefold since I migrated from planner-el too and
I use remind a lot. I like wyrd for remote operation and I had remind -
diary - ical and planner-el very integrated.

I posted an email about this topíc a couple of weeks ago.

I sincerely think that org-mode would be improved from using remind. At
least until org-mode have all the calendar niceties that remind provides for
quite complex periodic dates and "strange" holidays and non working days.
Remind is quite a powerful calendar parser.

Wyrd (a remind interface) is a clean interface to see appts and schedule
even remotely.

Org-mode however exceeds remind, wyrd and planner-el as tool for
organization as a whole.

An interesting aspect is that we can use the "remind path" to automate some
of the conversion from ical (eg Google Calendar) to org-mode.

The ical -> org-mode could be done using the longer path

ical -> remind -> diary -> org-mode


ical -> remind:  http://wiki.43folders.com/index.php/*ICal2Rem*

remind -> diary:   Sacha's rem2diary

diary -> org-mode:  (setq org-agenda-include-diary t)

the reverse path could be directly

org-mode -> ical


However  to add all my appts in
.reminders.org.deadline and
  from inside org-mode

I think that

from Bastien

is lacking a few features such as timed reminders and generates a non
completely compatible .reminders files

I have made some corrections and org2rem is working better now but it is
still lacking to add appts with timestamps (ie with no SCHEDULED: or

If someone is also interested I cand send my version of org2rem

I hope this helps,


2009/1/8 Ian Barton <lists@manor-farm.org>

> As it's the start of a new year, I want to move my appointments from Google
> Calendar as the primary source to org. When my system in org is running
> smoothly I will export to Google Calendar on a regular basis.
> Searching back through the list there are quite a lot of snippets
> describing how people use org to keep appointments, but no overview. I would
> like to write a tutorial on how you can keep your appointments in org, so I
> thought that I would ask list members if they would post some details of
> their system.
> I am intending to keep my appointments in a dedicated org file (
> calendar.org). At the moment I am using a remember template which adds
> them with a tag of APPT. I the use a custom agenda view if I only want to
> see appointments.
> I am particularly interested in the best way to deal with repeating
> appointments. For example how do you deal with a weekly appointment that has
> a defined start and end date.
> Ian.
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  reply	other threads:[~2009-01-08 10:48 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-01-08  9:37 Keeping Your Appointments in org Ian Barton
2009-01-08 10:47 ` Daniel Martins [this message]
2009-01-08 22:33   ` Shelagh Manton
2009-01-08 13:52 ` Matthew Lundin

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