From: Bernt Hansen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Keith Swartz <email@example.com>
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, Carsten Dominik <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Question about tracking TODO state changes and M-S-ENTER
Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 09:42:19 -0400 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <4A1CFD4A.email@example.com> (Keith Swartz's message of "Wed\, 27 May 2009 01\:43\:54 -0700")
<reordered (and wrapped) the email to remove top-posting>
Keith Swartz <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Carsten Dominik wrote:
>> On May 26, 2009, at 10:23 AM, Manish wrote:
>>> On Sat, May 23, 2009 at 4:45 AM, Keith Swartz wrote:
>>>> However, if I use M-S-ENTER to combine the above two steps into
>>>> one (create
>>>> a "TODO" item), it does NOT create an entry in the LOGBOOK for State
>>>> "TODO" from "" at all. Is that a bug?
>>> IMO, this is not really a state change.
>> In interesting point, and something up for discussion.
>> I personally am neter interesting in recording a time stamp when
>> first switching an item to TODO. Furthermore, for other state
>> changes I prefer to record a note.
>> However, M-S-RET is really meant for fast adding of one or more TODO
>> entries, and being prompted for a state change note would be really
>> annoying here.
>> Up for discussion, I am willing to install a variable here....
> I can see where M-S-ENTER prompting for a status note change would be
> annoying. Personally, I don't use that feature, so I didn't think of
> that -- I'm more interested in the timestamps. Basically, I like being
> able to record /when/ something was first entered as a todo item --
> gives me a good way to see which items are the oldest.
> One thought is to record the state change, but default the status note
> to "TODO created", rather than prompting for it.
> Then again, maybe a variable is the best answer here, because sooner
> or later, somebody is going to want to change that. Normally, I'd hate
> to add more and more variables just to complicate things, but org-mode
> seems to have no shortage of them. (That's a good thing!) :)
I use org-remember for creating tasks where I want to know the created
time. I create most of my tasks with the remember interface and it's
easy to put the date in the template with %u.
For me every log entry creates a log drawer and I wouldn't want that by
default for every new task created with M-S-RET.
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2009-05-27 13:42 UTC|newest]
Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2009-05-22 23:15 Question about tracking TODO state changes and M-S-ENTER Keith Swartz
2009-05-26 8:23 ` Manish
2009-05-26 8:46 ` Keith Swartz
2009-05-26 13:51 ` Carsten Dominik
2009-05-26 14:18 ` Manish
2009-05-27 8:43 ` Keith Swartz
2009-05-27 13:42 ` Bernt Hansen [this message]
2009-05-27 14:54 ` Sebastian Rose
2009-05-27 20:04 ` Keith Swartz
2009-05-27 20:59 ` Carsten Dominik
2009-05-27 21:13 ` Bernt Hansen
2009-05-28 5:25 ` Carsten Dominik
2009-05-28 13:39 ` Bernt Hansen
2009-05-27 22:48 ` Keith Swartz
2009-05-27 19:18 ` Carsten Dominik
2009-05-27 20:10 ` Keith Swartz
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