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From: Brian Dunbar <brian.dunbar@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: orgmode as a service
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 13:39:54 +0000 (UTC)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <loom.20120327T151644-71@post.gmane.org> (raw)

I'm orgmode newbie.  Before I reinvent a wheel, going to ask if this has already
been done: 'orgmode as a service'.

Or perhaps it doesn't need to be done and I'm tilting at yet another windmill.

Comments welcome.

Assume a workgroup of people - they use emacs / orgmode.  Mostly Linux and OS X,
but there might be a weirdo or two still using Solaris.

They get TODOs from people who do -not- use emacs: managers, project managers,
Windows users, end users ... like that.

The input arrives (mostly) via email.  'Attend Meeting Foo at 08:00 p.m.' 'Fix
Bug umptyfratz this week'.

orgmode user manually inputs this data into emacs.

I had a few free minutes and thought 'there must be a better way': 20 minutes a
day to organize tasks * Y people on a team = a lot of wasted hours.

Is there a programatic method already coded up to take bits delivered to a
server, bang out the appropriate .org file and deliver it to the orgmode user?


data > orgmodeservice@myhost.company.com

orgmodeservice would be a daemon (perl, lisp, whatever) that mangles the data.

# data
user: Adele@company.com
what: Task - record new hit single
when: June 01, 2012

adele.org > adele's desktop

* TODO Record new hit single <2012-06-01 Fri>

Am I Don Quixote slaying phantom dragons? 

Brian Dunbar

             reply	other threads:[~2012-03-27 13:45 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2012-03-27 13:39 Brian Dunbar [this message]
2012-03-27 14:00 ` orgmode as a service suvayu ali
2012-03-27 15:17 ` Eric Schulte
2012-03-27 17:21   ` suvayu ali
2012-03-28 14:09     ` Brian Dunbar

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