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Elizabeth Grigg has questions about calendaring stuff:
One thing just from observing this Lightning / Mozilla spec page as well as the Chandler spec page: both projects are in an extraordinary low level of detail at the moment. There is virtually no high level thinking in the specs, which is perhaps fine for the task at hand. It doesn't help us outside observers, though. I would like to know, for both these projects, whether unseating Outlook is the cause celebre or is there something new for users in there somewhere.
As far as Chandler goes, we have a UI spec for the Calendar work we are doing for our 0.5 release (sometime in March). I'm not intimately involved with the calendaring stuff, so reading the spec is the best way to judge whether there will be something new for users there.
The other thing to know about our calendar work is that it will be based on CalDAV, a standard based on iCalendar and WebDAV. CalDAV looks like it is gaining momentum amongst calendar implementors, and if it gets sufficiently adopted, then the existence of interoperable clients and servers would definitely offer something to users: choice. The CalConnect consortium (of which OSAF and Mozilla are members) is working hard on improving interoperability amongst between calendars.
Posted by Frank at Wed Jan 12 12:46:56 2005
Indeed, we are iterating the date-time widget spec, with localization in mind. Also, the UI infrastructure should allow folks to write custom views and editors designed for specific locales (e.g. non gregorian calendars).
Posted by Katie Capps Parlante at Wed Jan 12 14:33:38 2005
thx for the quick answer and sorry for the harsh words, but it was a sad prospect to have to continue working w/ single-brain-cell apps after doing so for 2 decades.
Posted by Frank at Wed Jan 12 21:11:20 2005
Thanks for the info so far, too.
Posted by Elizabeth Grigg at Wed Jan 19 19:32:28 2005
The general UI stuff (including some number of use cases are here http://wiki.osafoundation.org/bin/view/Chandler/UiDesign . Some of it is a little bit out of date. As far as overarching rationale, some of that has changed and hasn't been reflected in the wiki pages. The best thing to do would be to dive into the design mailing list.
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