[tomboy-list] Feedback on TB
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Mon Feb 11 05:53:39 PST 2008
On Feb 10, 2008 3:19 PM, Alban Grastien <Alban.Grastien at nicta.com.au> wrote:
> Good day mates.
> I have been using TomBoy for several months now. What a great idea! I
> am fond of it. I am currently using it to write this mail.
> I promise, I will to try to participate. Lots of projects, but I really
> like this one.
> I give you some feedback about Notebooks. I think it is a great idea
> but under exploited. What do you guys think about using different name
> spaces for each notebook? Say, a page P on notebook A would be referred
> by P for any note inside A, and A/P otherwise. This would enable
> several pages with same name P on different notebooks. I even think of
> something more hierarchical where you can have sub notebooks.
That's a neat idea, and we've toyed with the idea of having note
linking work in such a way. If you like coding, we'd love to see a
patch for it. Though it might be a bit late in the cycle to implement
this. Could you file an enhancement bug for this?
> Something else. Is it possible to insert a tagging system in
> conjunction with the notebook system. I have notes I want to classify
> in several notebooks, but I cannot. I was thinking that this tagging
> system could look like the categories in classical Wiki, which would
> enable the access of all the notes of a certain tag (Category:Tag A).
Boyd (who created the Notebooks stuff in Tomboy) has mentioned that
being able to have a note in multiple notebooks could be really nice.
Just so you know, internally Tomboy uses tags to implement the
notebook idea, but we found that exposing a full tagging UI was less
useful, and even confusing. Multiple notebooks per note might be very
useful, but we have to find the balance that also makes it simple.
Again, filing a bug for this would be helpful so that we can revisit
> Finally, is it possible to implement an option not to open a note in a
> new window but in the current window (ctrl + click), or maybe with a
> tabbing system?
Not at this time, but I personally think the "open in current note
window" idea sounds pretty neat. File a bug! :-)
> Please, give me your opinion on these topics. Cheerio
Thanks for taking the time to share these, Alban.
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