From: "Sven Bretfeld" <email@example.com>
To: emacs-org <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Some remarks on org-contacts
Date: 1 Jun 2011 00:59:00 +0200 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <email@example.com> (raw)
Hi to all
After some days of using org-contacts with Gnus, I would like to make
some comments. I know that this is an early stage of the development,
but I think some views and suggestions by users could help Julien or
other developers to decide what could be done in the next steps of their
work. There seems to be no roadmap on the homepage of the project.
- The buffers displaying the contacts file(s) get the "changed mark"
whenever something is done with org-contacts. Even if only a name was
searched and no changes have happened at all. Is it a bug or some
feature that I don't understand?
- The last-read-mail property is a good idea, but it has the
disadvantage of changing the file. People using Dropbox or other
synchronization tools have a problem here, because they have to
remember to manually save the file before they start to work on
another computer. There should be an auto-save-hook or something
- What I deem most important: For quite a few contacts most people will
use to have more than one email address. Org-contacts stores all
addresses under the same property with no preference on one of them
(unlike BBDB which uses the first entry as a default for completion).
It is annoying to hit tab 3 to 4 times before the To-header is
complete. It would perhaps be best to have only one address in the
EMAIL property and to store alternate addresses in another property
(SECONDARY_EMAIL). The SECONDARY_EMAIL could be called by a special
function that could be set to a key different from TAB (maybe C-u
TAB). Maybe it is even possible to expand to the default address by
hitting TAB once, and to give a list of the other addresses by hitting
TAB once again.
- What can you do with ICONS? Arte they only for chatting? It would be
nice to have a small window automatically opening below an Article
buffer in Gnus that displays information about the author including
- Email, phone numbers and postal address should be displayed in the
Agenda buffer when a name is searched by org-contacts. Maybe it would
be possible to display different information by hitting certain keys:
"m": mobile-phone, "e": email, "b": birthday, "a": all etc. At the
moment one has to switch on follow-mode to display the information. I
deem this not very beautiful. For my taste, the look-and-feel of an
org-file with lots of property lines is not an aesthetic pleasure. A
tabular output (including a picture of the person) would be much
- There should be a function to sort the entries of the same level in
contacts files alphabetically.
Thank you very much for org-contacts.
next reply other threads:[~2011-05-31 22:59 UTC|newest]
Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2011-05-31 22:59 Sven Bretfeld [this message]
2011-06-01 7:36 ` Some remarks on org-contacts Sebastien Vauban
2011-06-01 9:41 ` Štěpán Němec
2011-06-01 11:59 ` Julien Danjou
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