[maemo-users] Decent PIM for the N8x0

From: hendrik at topoi.pooq.com hendrik at topoi.pooq.com
Date: Tue Apr 29 17:18:01 EEST 2008
On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 08:40:30PM -0400, Gary Baribault wrote:
> Hi all,
> I must say that I'm disapointed, I've had a Palm 3x, two Palm 5s, an 
> Windows CE device and I was very happy to finally have a Linux based box 
> .. I don't know Debian, but linux is linux right?
> So why can't we get a decent calendar and Contact manager? I've worked 
> with Glen on the Celendar and I'm convinced that he's working hard, but 
> what I need is quite simple ....... I'm a good Christian boy, and every 
> Friday night, Sunday morning and Sunday night I have an assembly, every 
> Monday and Wednesday afternoon I teach an English course (I'm a French 
> Canadian boy). I get up every morning at 5:45 AM and I've programmed all 
> of that in the N800 (2008 OS) .. The software is right up to date, and 
> never fails to warn me .. on time every time .. the problem is that it 
> usually also warns me 60, 75, 90 and 120 minutes after the apointments 
> .. not in a consistent fashion but just randomly every now and again .. 
> you would think that it would be possible to get an alarm to work right? 
> It is April 2008 .. (sorry Graham, as I said I know youre working hard). 
> The fact of it is that I would go back to my Palm or CE, but I HATE 
> giving up on a good Linux box ..
> I kind of wish that someone would start up an oposing PIM .. Any takers? 
> 450$ to play Mahjong or Blocks seems a little steep!

I've certainly considered it -- but first I want to put together a sync 
mechanism that
  * doesn't care how many places you sync with,
  * doesn't care whether the places sync amongst each other.
  * provides syntactic guarantees about merged updates.
Such a sync mechanism I need for more things than an improved PIM.

What I most miss in GPE is a to-do list that lets me order the 
items myself, perhaps by dragging them up and down the list.  I could do 
that on the Palm if I used their memo tool as a to-do list.  I 
completely ignored the official to-do list on the Palm.

-- hendrik

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