[tomboy-list] Looking at notebook support in Tomboy...
btimothy at gmail.com
Tue Dec 18 16:21:01 PST 2007
While I wait for sontek to commit his tasks code, I started looking
into adding notebook support into Tomboy.
What is notebook support? Conceptually, it's just like a normal
physical notebook; a collection of notes. In Tomboy, this could
easily be implemented by a group of notes tagged with the same tag.
Notebooking has always sounded like a decent idea, but it wasn't until
today that it made more sense to me. I went across the hall and asked
one of my colleages if I could look at how he uses tomboy (I was
hoping to gain information about how to do tagging better). It turns
out that he's clearly got certain types of notes. He uses tomboy to
write up bugzilla entries before submitting them, keep track of some
linux command-line commands, and write down notes about his
What came out of our discussion is a combination of notebooks and note
templates. As an example, suppose you had a meetings template note
where you've filled out an empty meeting agenda. Now you tie that
with your "Meetings" notebook. When you create a new note in the
meetings notebook, the new note would contain the text you specified
in your meetings template note. No more wasting time creating the
same types of notes over and over!
I'm not exactly sure how to expose it all in the UI, but I've started
tinkering with building the needed system built on top of tags.
Attached is my progress so far.
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