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From: Eric S Fraga <e.fraga@ucl.ac.uk>
To: news1142@Karl-Voit.at
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Org-mode is not able to manage complex calendar events
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 15:38:18 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87y60wfu05.fsf@pinto.chemeng.ucl.ac.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <2011-06-20T13-43-17@devnull.Karl-Voit.at> (Karl Voit's message of "Mon, 20 Jun 2011 13:53:36 +0200")

Karl Voit <devnull@Karl-Voit.at> writes:

> * Eric S Fraga <e.fraga@ucl.ac.uk> wrote:
>> In my case, it's more about calendar events than tasks.  My tasks are
>> typically for my information only but meetings etc involve multiple
>> people.
> IMHO: Org-mode does *not* seem to be made for managing calendar
> events that go beyond simple one-time-occurrence events. 

I would argue that this is not at all the case, especially if you
consider that org uses a tree hierarchy and tags so that one can group
separate entries in a variety of ways, you can clone with time shift
whole trees, etc.  Most calendar tools require you to specify all the
conditions for a particular "event" in one go whereas with org you can
have a number of different entries for the same "event"... etc.

Also, with sexp, you can manage practically anything you might like
although, of course, it does require learning a certain amount of
elisp.  Recurring events with exceptions are not a problem, for

In any case, as always with computer tools, what works for you is what
matters!  For me, org is just plainly much more suitable for my mode of
working; every other calendar system I have tried has constrained me
much more.  But that's *me*.

> but you
> *have* to support at least the same featureset of Outlook Calendar
> in order to think of a (two-way-) sync mechanism to Org-mode.

I guess this depends on what types of events you are likely to have in
the outlook calendar.  In my case, only a small feature set is likely
necessary (mostly repeating lectures and one off meetings) so a sync
should be possible.  I don't think anybody is proposing a full-blown
totally automatic sync mechanism between org and Outlook (or whatever)
that covers the union of the two products' feature sets...  insanity
lies in that direction ;-)

But I'll worry about this later this year when forced to use MS...

: Eric S Fraga (GnuPG: 0xC89193D8FFFCF67D) in Emacs
: using Org-mode version 7.5 (release_7.5.410.gadf1)

  reply	other threads:[~2011-06-20 14:38 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 33+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-06-18  2:09 org and microsoft exchange Skip Collins
2011-06-20  7:52 ` Eric S Fraga
2011-06-20 11:53   ` Holger Wenzel
2011-06-20 12:01     ` Skip Collins
2011-06-20 14:13     ` Jonathan Arkell
2011-06-26 13:35     ` Matthieu Lemerre
2011-06-27 17:14       ` Eric S Fraga
2011-06-27 19:13         ` Matthieu Lemerre
2011-06-28 23:16           ` Bastien
2011-07-07 19:13             ` Matthieu Lemerre
2011-07-08  9:26               ` Bastien
2011-06-29 16:44           ` Eric S Fraga
2011-07-07 19:21             ` Matthieu Lemerre
2011-07-08  9:02               ` Eric S Fraga
2011-07-08 22:14                 ` Achim Gratz
2011-06-20 11:53   ` Org-mode is not able to manage complex calendar events (was: org and microsoft exchange) Karl Voit
2011-06-20 14:38     ` Eric S Fraga [this message]
2011-06-20 15:51       ` Org-mode is not able to manage complex calendar events Karl Voit
2011-06-20 17:19         ` Eric S Fraga
2011-06-21 12:32           ` Karl Voit
2011-06-21 12:50             ` Rémi Vanicat
2011-06-21 16:46               ` Karl Voit
2011-06-21 15:12             ` Eric S Fraga
2011-06-21 17:24               ` Karl Voit
2011-06-28  9:36             ` Bastien
2011-06-28 12:19               ` How to place a feature wish (was: Org-mode is not able to manage complex calendar events) Karl Voit
2011-06-20 18:48         ` Org-mode is not able to manage complex calendar events Memnon Anon
2011-07-01 15:18     ` Bastien
2011-07-01 16:25       ` Karl Voit
2011-07-02  9:21         ` Bastien
2011-07-02 10:20           ` Karl Voit
2011-06-20 14:42   ` org and microsoft exchange Philipp Haselwarter
2011-06-20 15:04     ` Nick Dokos

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