[jp] Pretty Calendar Views
tallpaul at speakeasy.org
Fri Nov 21 12:50:09 EST 2003
On Fri, 21 Nov 2003, Judd Montgomery wrote:
> Back in J-Pilot 0.99, circa April 1999, I have this line in the TODO file:
> "* Better daily schedule"
> That is my 1 line summary and reminder of what we are talking about now.
> Its *still* in the TODO file! Not by choice, but because there are
> always functional improvements and bugs to be worked on. So, it is
> obviously something that I wish for also. I usually choose
> functionality over pretty. I *really* hope I get to it before more
It shows - Jpilot is rock solid, simple and reliable. There isn't a lot of
eye candy, but it works. For a productivity application I think that is
precisely the correct attitude. In this case I think "pretty" calendar
views may be getting mis-classified as a frill or eye candy because it is
not like "animated windows" or "bubble help" but it is a UI issue that
directly contributes to the baseline functionality of the app. But again,
it seems like only one other person sees it that way and majority rules.
> years go by. I could easily make a full-time job of this.
I don't doubt it! I'm glad that you don't do that because if you weren't
getting paid you'd burn out and then jpilot would be orphaned.
> I've got the code on my hard drive if someone wants to run with it. Its
> fun stuff to code, IMO.
Sweet - I may take you up on this, but it is guaranteed not for many
months. I just thought it was a little ridiculous my struggling with the
calendar the way it was when what I wanted might be sitting in CVS or
right around the corner.
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