[jp] Secondary datebooks
jpschewe at mtu.net
Sat Sep 19 21:09:16 EDT 2009
David A. Desrosiers wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 19, 2009 at 6:56 PM, Eric Maryniak <e.maryniak at pobox.com> wrote:
>> Not sure if it would address Johan's wishes -- imho probably partly only
>> because he'd also wants to open other datebooks (e.g. spouse etc.) as a
>> secondary datebook in read-only mode (i.e. as a whole).
> What you're talking about here, is essentially group calendaring...
> the bane of my existence for the last decade or so.
> I have at least 3 calendars that I need visible on my device at all
> times (Personal, Work, Other), but these calendars MUST NEVER
> co-mingle with each other. I don't want my personal calls or
> appointments to make their way onto the Exchange server at work, and
> likewise, I don't want random events on the "Other" calendar to get
> put onto my Personal calendar.
> I keep these physically separate in Microsoft Outlook (I know, I'm a
> heathen, but it's the ONLY tool that does this right with my
> BlackBerry as the PDA device on the other end).
> My calendars for last week looks like this (screenshot from my actual
> calendars in Outlook, running in a vm):
> Right now, almost no tool can properly comprehend shared or group
> calendaring, NOR the notion of aggregate-but-separate calendar files.
> Glomming these calendars into one "main" calendar is unacceptable
> (Palm devices),
Why is using one "main" calendar on Palm unacceptable if you use categories?
> and keeping them separate but never available (i.e.
> Google Calendar Sync) is also unacceptable.
I'm not sure what you mean that the calendars are never available on
Google Calendar Sync.
> It's a tricky problem to solve, if the 2nd-through-Nth calendars are
> going to be used in any way (edited, synchronized, etc.)
> I'd love to see J-Pilot support that, but that's more of a
> desktop-side thing than a Palm-side thing, because Palm itself can't
> support this methodology.
Can't you just use categories on the Palm to support this? That's how I
keep my calendars separate.
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