[jp] Pretty Calendar views
Aaron B. Iba
aiba at MIT.EDU
Mon Jun 9 19:31:18 EDT 2003
On Mon, Jun 09, 2003 at 03:26:14PM -0700, Rich Shepard wrote:
> > Give me some feedback before I code it.
> I think it looks just fine. Of course, I prefer function over form;
> substance over superficiality. And I'm not impressed by eye-candy as long as
> the application does the job.
I am not sure whether you are implying that a better day/week view
would be mere eye-candy, but in case you are, I would like to point
out that a graphical day/week view offers essential functionality that
jpilot currently does not have. (See my previous post with screenshot
The most typical situation that arises for me and my calendar is that
someone asks me, "When are you free next week to meet for a few
hours." Currently with jpilot, scheduling such an event is not easy:
with just a list of daily events, it's hard to see what time is
available between events already in your calendar. Moreover, when
there is a constraint such as "after 3pm", it is extremely helpful
(functional) to be able to look at all the free space in a week after
3pm, in a single window.
I suspect other people would enjoy this functionality as well. Or am
I missing an easier way to schedule events using jpilot? (Currently I
look at the existing week view and read the times for the events
listed. Then I figure out in my head where there is time for what.
It is doable, but slower than it would be with a nice week view).
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