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From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Fri Apr 6, 2001 6:58pm
Subject: Re: FYI: XML Tutorials

 
I forwarded this to shadow-desktop. This sort of thing shuld
really go there, though its pretty empty now. I hope to start ramping it
up again soon.

		jeff

On Fri, 6 Apr 2001 pollyq@m... wrote:

> For those who are, or want to be, playing with the XML files that 
> Shadow now generates, check out this tutorial website:
> 
> http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/education/transforming-
> xml/xmltosvg/index.html
> 
> 
> 
> 
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> 
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> 
> 

--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
602

From: compugag@i...
Date: Sat Apr 7, 2001 2:33am
Subject: Re: Follow a File Link "upstream"?

 
> > I'd like to see a way to generate that TOC file automatically 
without 
> > having to create each item, type in the linked file name, and 
create 
> > the link.
> 
> 	Hmm. You can't do it now. I could make something to generate a
> shadow list from your current listing, but I wouldn't want to make 
it
> smart enough to add missing lists to it. Maybe a fun side-program :P
> 
> 		jeff

How about an option: when you link a file to an empty (blank) 
element, you'd have an option to use the file's name as the text of 
the element.
603

From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Sat Apr 7, 2001 5:34pm
Subject: MAC folks? Help with hardware for development..

 
I would like some help in determining what hardware to buy in
order build the Mac conduit. I'm not interested in a flashy new machine. I
would prefer something that could run OSX, but I'm betting a lot of folks
will stick with OS9.1 or earlier, and I'm hoping (someone tell me?) that
OS9.1 conduits will continue to work in the Mac classic environment of
OSX.

	So I'd like a machine that is lower power (ie: cheap!), that won't
cramp me *much* -- I'm not going to become a heavy Mac developer. Just
build these conduits, and later test the desktop applicvation.. but it'll
be done in java and built on my other machines. so it'll be a short
conduit job. (The conduit will be done in CodeWarrior for MacOS).

	I'd like a laptop, since then it would be useful to carry around
to work, etc, for other things. Apple laptops are sexy. I just have no
idea about how much ram I need, or the processor type and speed. I can
list off the software requirements here, and I'm hoping you guys can tell
me what the minimum *usable* configuration would be, in various
flavours. ie: Don't tell me the minimum.. that'd suck. But tell me the
absoute minimum, plus the actual humanly enjoyable minimum -- I'd like it
to be a useful experience and not a painful nasty one :) Oh, and how much
does OS9 cost? OSX? OS8?

	Hardware requirements:

	RAM? Hard drive? Processor? No idea what I'm talking about
	for Macs :) A nice colour display woudl be good :)
	Ethernet would be nice. Don't need a modem.

	Conduit development:

	Mac OS 8.1 or higher (say 9.x even?)
	Metroworks Codewarrior for MacOS
		(Codewarrior Pro R3 and R4. Supports powerpc and 68k)

	Looks like I can get only the newest CodeWarrior, which is
	pricey and has steeper requirements..

	<snip from Metroworks>
For development hosted on Classic Mac OS
- Mac OS 8.6 or 9.x
- CarbonLib 1.0.4
- PowerPC 601 processor or higher
- 64 MB RAM
- 150 MB Free hard disk space
- CD-ROM drive for installation

For development hosted on Mac OS X
- Mac OS X DP4
- G3 processor or higher
- 128 MB RAM
- 150 MB Free hard disk space
- CD-ROM drive for installation
	</snip>

	The OS machine sounds like a real machine -- G3 is expensive,
no? IS the powerpc 601 series inexpensive?

	I'd prefer a laptop, but it coudl be an iMac or something.

	Any ideas?

		jeff

--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
604

From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Sat Apr 7, 2001 5:35pm
Subject: Re: Re: Follow a File Link "upstream"?

 
On Sat, 7 Apr 2001 compugag@i... wrote:

> How about an option: when you link a file to an empty (blank) 
> element, you'd have an option to use the file's name as the text of 
> the element.

	Eeep. Pretty arrely used I'd imagine. How about bring this up in a
few weeks, once I've gotten a bug fix and minor feature release out (read,
I don't wish to screw anythign up ;)

		jeff

--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
605

From: glacefield@v...
Date: Sun Apr 8, 2001 6:42am
Subject: Filter across lists?

 
Jeff,

  Have you given any thought (or has it been requested) to allow 
filtering *across* lists, either within and/or across categories? 
This would be of great help to those of us who, like myself, manage 
several projects simultaneously and keep a separate project task list 
for each one to help keep the data organized and the operations 
faster. But there are many times during the day when I wish I could 
view at once, e.g. high priority tasks coming due in all projects, so 
I could plan my day accordingly to ensure that needs are addressed in 
all areas. A filter that allows the selection of multiple lists, or 
perhaps to start with, all lists in the current category, that would 
consolidate the results into a single window would be ideal.

In addition to project management, I also use Life Balance to plan my 
life on a whole, using Stephen Covey's 7 Habits methods.  If you 
implemented tags (as you forecast for 1.6 or 1.7), along with this 
type of filtering above, I could take LB off my Palm and save that 
precious RAM for more Shadow files! :-)

Here's hoping...

Greg
606

From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Sun Apr 8, 2001 1:32pm
Subject: Re: Filter across lists?

 
On Sun, 8 Apr 2001 glacefield@v... wrote:

>   Have you given any thought (or has it been requested) to allow 
> filtering *across* lists, either within and/or across categories? 

	Yes and yes :) Not a frequent request, but its something I've been
thinking about on and off for a few months. Its lower priority than other
things like better desktop support, so it'll be awhile. My goal was to
have a set of "umbrella queries" you coudl invoke from the file selection
screen -- say "give me things coming up next week", and it would search
all the lists in the current category (which could be All).

> view at once, e.g. high priority tasks coming due in all projects, so 
> I could plan my day accordingly to ensure that needs are addressed in 
> all areas. A filter that allows the selection of multiple lists, or 
> perhaps to start with, all lists in the current category, that would 
> consolidate the results into a single window would be ideal.

	I agree. I've been needing this myself :)

> In addition to project management, I also use Life Balance to plan my 
> life on a whole, using Stephen Covey's 7 Habits methods.  If you 
> implemented tags (as you forecast for 1.6 or 1.7), along with this 
> type of filtering above, I could take LB off my Palm and save that 
> precious RAM for more Shadow files! :-)

	heh. I could even scrap tags, per se, if I allowed sorting and
filtering based on address links, since they basicly give you the same
sort of thing. Debating :)

		jeff

--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
607

From: Bob & Kelly Hughes  <bhughes@d...>
Date: Sun Apr 8, 2001 8:35pm
Subject: RE: scrap tags?

 
On Sunday, April 8, 2001, Jeff wrote:

<< heh. I could even scrap tags, per se, if I allowed sorting and
<< filtering based on address links, since they basicly give you the same
<< sort of thing. Debating :)


Sorting and filtering on address links would be great, but I believe that
tags would be much more powerful since they would permit people to track
many other attributes other than people (which sorting and filtering on
address links would permit).

I'd be very sad to see you abandon the implementation of tags.  I had been
counting on seeing them work their way into Shadow eventually. Sigh....

Regards,
Bob Hughes








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608

From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Sun Apr 8, 2001 8:40pm
Subject: Re: RE: scrap tags?

 
On Sun, 8 Apr 2001, Bob & Kelly Hughes wrote:

> Sorting and filtering on address links would be great, but I believe that
> tags would be much more powerful since they would permit people to track
> many other attributes other than people (which sorting and filtering on
> address links would permit).

	My thought was.. nothing stopping you from entering a resource
name into an address book entry. ie: Create a category called "equipment",
to keep things separate, and then enter in "on order", "desktop PCs",
whatever. Then you could set a link to "on order" to know its state. Do a
sort on addr links, and thus find out all itemson order.

	Seems a fgood idea. It just "feels" wrong. If I create a tag
system, then its simply a tag database, a tag editor, and a link system to
the tag database. Identical items to the addr and memo links.. just with a
different name. If I create a tag system I need ot create the tag
editor. Not a big deal, but it struck me as an option :)

> I'd be very sad to see you abandon the implementation of tags.  I had been
> counting on seeing them work their way into Shadow eventually. Sigh....

	Nono, fear not. I'll not give them up. Its *how* they're done that
is the question. If I can reuse something already out there, to save
peopel learning an interface, to save space, to make desktop editting
easier.. its a big win ;)

		jeff

--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
609

From: tddisc@y...
Date: Sun Apr 8, 2001 9:16pm
Subject: Re: MAC folks? Help with hardware for development..

 
If you want a PowerBook, I would recommend one of the recent 
PowerBook G3s. The prices have dropped since the release of 
the new PB G4 Titaniums, they have plenty of power for what you 
want, and they will run Mac OS X. I would also recomend at least 
128 Megs of RAM, but with RAM prices so cheap, you could 
easily double that. All recent Macs come with built-in ethernet so 
that isn't a porblem.

SmallDog has a refurbished PB G3/500  
128Ram/12gb/DVD/56K/Firewire for $1750 and several PB 
G3/400 between $1500-1700. You can buy a new iMac for $900 
which would met your needs except the memory which is easily 
upgraded. Of course that are many other places to look, but 
check out dealmac.com for some good deals.

Any recent Mac will come with MacOS 9.x and MacOS X can be 
bought for around $100 (although Apple sells it for $130). 

As a Mac user, I am looking forward to your development of 
conduits and a desktop version. Thanks for a great program.

td

--- In shadow-discuss@y..., Jeff Mitchell <support@s...> wrote:
> 
> 	I would like some help in determining what hardware to buy in
> order build the Mac conduit. I'm not interested in a flashy new 
machine. I
> would prefer something that could run OSX, but I'm betting a lot 
of folks
> will stick with OS9.1 or earlier, and I'm hoping (someone tell 
me?) that
> OS9.1 conduits will continue to work in the Mac classic 
environment of
> OSX.
> 
> 	So I'd like a machine that is lower power (ie: cheap!), that won't
> cramp me *much* -- I'm not going to become a heavy Mac 
developer. Just
> build these conduits, and later test the desktop applicvation.. 
but it'll
> be done in java and built on my other machines. so it'll be a 
short
> conduit job. (The conduit will be done in CodeWarrior for 
MacOS).
> 
> 	I'd like a laptop, since then it would be useful to carry around
> to work, etc, for other things. Apple laptops are sexy. I just have 
no
> idea about how much ram I need, or the processor type and 
speed. I can
> list off the software requirements here, and I'm hoping you 
guys can tell
> me what the minimum *usable* configuration would be, in 
various
> flavours. ie: Don't tell me the minimum.. that'd suck. But tell me 
the
> absoute minimum, plus the actual humanly enjoyable 
minimum -- I'd like it
> to be a useful experience and not a painful nasty one :) Oh, and 
how much
> does OS9 cost? OSX? OS8?
> 
> 	Hardware requirements:
> 
> 	RAM? Hard drive? Processor? No idea what I'm talking about
> 	for Macs :) A nice colour display woudl be good :)
> 	Ethernet would be nice. Don't need a modem.
>
610

From: Bob & Kelly Hughes  <bhughes@d...>
Date: Sun Apr 8, 2001 11:15pm
Subject: RE: RE: scrap tags?

 
<< On Sunday, April 8, 2001 Jeff wrote:

<< thought was.. nothing stopping you from entering a resource
<< name into an address book entry. ie: Create a category called
"equipment",
<< to keep things separate, and then enter in "on order", "desktop PCs",
<< whatever. Then you could set a link to "on order" to know its state. Do a
<< sort on address links, and thus find out all items on order.


<< Seems <like> a <good> idea. It just "feels" wrong. If I create a tag
<< system, then its simply a tag database, a tag editor, and a link system
to
<< the tag database. Identical items to the address and memo links.. just
with a
<< different name. If I create a tag system I need to create the tag
<< editor. Not a big deal, but it struck me as an option :)

<< No no, fear not. I'll not give them up. Its *how* they're done that
<< is the question. If I can reuse something already out there, to save
<< people learning an interface, to save space, to make desktop editing
<< easier.. its a big win ;)


I understand your desire to maximize the use of existing resources, etc.
but there are some big issues here for me using Link Manager & Address Book
for a tag system.

The issues I see are:
1)       Link Manager takes approx 4-5 seconds to pop up *every* time.  This
is *way* too long for tag management (for me at least).
2)       I really don't want to clutter Address Book with all sorts of
resource lists.  I want to keep Address Book for "addresses & phone numbers"

Just my 2 cents worth.. Anyone else??

Regards,
Bob Hughes






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611

From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Mon Apr 9, 2001 2:26am
Subject: Pen Computing review scanned!

 
See:
  
        http://www.codejedi.com/shadowplan/reviews/shad64pc2.png
  
        Its a 450K PNG file, but any modern browser should be able to 
handle it just fine. I have a 3MB TIF if anyone really wants it ;)
  
                jeff
 
--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
612

From: glacefield@v...
Date: Mon Apr 9, 2001 7:09am
Subject: Re: scrap tags?

 
Hear, hear.

Jeff, I vote for you to not abandon the tag system. The way I 
understand it (at least IMHO), they're not simply another version of 
the links you already have, but rather *attributes* by which users 
can categorize their data for sorting and filtering; a 3-dimensional 
method, if you will, of cataloging, and a tremendously powerful 
feature.

What Bob says is right; namely, the Address Book should be used for 
what it was intended for and that's all.  Once you start trying to 
shoehorn it into another purpose, you pollute what's there already, 
kind of analogous to junk e-mail cluttering your Inbox and making it 
more difficult to locate the "real" data.  It's also analogous to a 
poor programming technique I've seen countless times: interpreting 
the type of data in a field by two different methods, depending upon 
the value therein.

Stay on track with your original thoughts re tags and do it right. 
We'll wait. If (I mean *when* :-) you pull this off, you'll have the 
meanest app out there; that is, it'll be even meaner. :-)

Greg

--- In shadow-discuss@y..., "Bob & Kelly Hughes" <bhughes@d...> wrote:
> I understand your desire to maximize the use of existing resources, 
etc.
> but there are some big issues here for me using Link Manager & 
Address Book
> for a tag system.
> 
> The issues I see are:
> 1)       Link Manager takes approx 4-5 seconds to pop up *every* 
time.  This
> is *way* too long for tag management (for me at least).
> 2)       I really don't want to clutter Address Book with all sorts 
of
> resource lists.  I want to keep Address Book for "addresses & phone 
numbers"
> 
> Just my 2 cents worth.. Anyone else??
613

From: MacQueen, Andy  <AMacQueen@o...>
Date: Mon Apr 9, 2001 8:42am
Subject: RE: Filter across lists?

 
This would suit me a lot.
I manage a busy operational production department, rather than being
involved in project-based work.
I'm just migrating from a ToDo to shadow environment cos I like the 'look
and feel' of shadow so much. I'm still evaluating the best way to set things
up. Under ToDo, I used categories for, e.g. Health+Safety, Technical,
Personnel, Training, etc. and could adjust due dates, to re-view and
re-organise tasks. Still experimenting to decide best way to set things up
to give me a daily task list across all lists. I have around 150 tasks, as
short and long-term objectives, and delegated tasks to be managed. I could
use one humungous list, but that could be very slow.

Keep up the good work!!

Andy

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Jeff Mitchell [SMTP:support@s...]
> 
> >   Have you given any thought (or has it been requested) to allow 
> > filtering *across* lists, either within and/or across categories? 
> 
> 	Yes and yes :) Not a frequent request, but its something I've been
> thinking about on and off for a few months.
614

From: MacQueen, Andy  <AMacQueen@o...>
Date: Mon Apr 9, 2001 1:44pm
Subject: RE: FYI: XML Tutorials

 
I can't locate shadow-desktop in yahoogroups. Can you please provide a full
URL?

Thanks
Andy

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Jeff Mitchell [SMTP:support@s...]
> Sent:	Friday, April 06, 2001 7:58 PM
> To:	shadow-discuss@yahoogroups.com
> Subject:	Re: [shadow-discuss] FYI:  XML Tutorials
> 
> 
> 	I forwarded this to shadow-desktop. This sort of thing shuld
> really go there, though its pretty empty now. I hope to start ramping it
> up again soon.
> 
> 		jeff
> 
> On Fri, 6 Apr 2001 pollyq@m... wrote:
> 
> > For those who are, or want to be, playing with the XML files that 
> > Shadow now generates, check out this tutorial website:
> > 
> > http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/education/transforming-
> > xml/xmltosvg/index.html
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
> > shadow-discuss-unsubscribe@egroups.com
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to
> http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/ 
> > 
> > 
> 
> --
> "It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
> circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
> sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
> -- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
> 
> 
> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
> shadow-discuss-unsubscribe@egroups.com
> 
>  
> 
> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/ 
>
615

From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Mon Apr 9, 2001 2:00pm
Subject: RE: FYI: XML Tutorials

 
On Mon, 9 Apr 2001, MacQueen, Andy wrote:

> I can't locate shadow-desktop in yahoogroups. Can you please provide a full
> URL?

	shadow-desktop is currently only a mailing list from one of my
machines. Please check out:

	http://www.codejedi.com/shadowplan/maillist.html

		jeff

--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
616

From: Mark Biven  <mbiven@b...>
Date: Mon Apr 9, 2001 2:57pm
Subject: RE: Filters Across Lists

 
I think filters across a list is an incredible feature. That would allow me
to have a "container" list with links to other lists. For example:

Container
  Marketing (link to Marketing list)
  Client Projects (link to Client project list)
  Sub Contract Opportunities (link....)
  Internal Projects (link....)

I could accomplish with a single list, however it would be quite large.

Mark Biven

Message: 7
   Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2001 09:42:29 +0100
   From: "MacQueen, Andy" <AMacQueen@o...>
Subject: RE: Filter across lists?

This would suit me a lot.
I manage a busy operational production department, rather than being
involved in project-based work.
I'm just migrating from a ToDo to shadow environment cos I like the 'look
and feel' of shadow so much. I'm still evaluating the best way to set things
up. Under ToDo, I used categories for, e.g. Health+Safety, Technical,
Personnel, Training, etc. and could adjust due dates, to re-view and
re-organise tasks. Still experimenting to decide best way to set things up
to give me a daily task list across all lists. I have around 150 tasks, as
short and long-term objectives, and delegated tasks to be managed. I could
use one humungous list, but that could be very slow.

Keep up the good work!!

Andy
617

From: verxion@p...
Date: Mon Apr 9, 2001 5:14pm
Subject: Re: ToDo Completion Date

 
--- In shadow-discuss@y..., Jeff Mitchell <support@s...> wrote:
> 
> 	I'll leave it to a vote. If you can get a number of folks to 
say
> its great, I'll add a shadow pref and see how it goes. If I do it 
then,
> I'll do it in a couple weeks.. I want to get a few fixes in for 
1.5.0
> bugs, and a couple new features (improved searching for address
> linking, etc). Thus, I don't want to complicate things too much and 
risk
> breaking anything :)
> 
> 		jeff

I brought this up some time back Jeff.  The fact that currently we 
only get linkage of the target date has been somewhat problematic for 
me.

The URL to my previous post on this is:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/shadow-discuss/message/295

I still have a need to track to more than just the target date.  What 
I proposed before was a "floating to-do that starts on the start date 
and ends on the target date".  This way, a single to-do item 
represents my task.  Now that we have linking, I can create this todo 
in datebk and then link to it in shadow, but I have no way to create 
it in shadow itself.

-Joe Chott
618

From: verxion@p...
Date: Mon Apr 9, 2001 5:24pm
Subject: Jeff, couple things

 
Please, if you are working on 1.5.x bugfixes, then toss this to the 
side until later.  I specifically have been waiting to bring this up 
until 1.5.0 was out, and I can certainly wait longer to bring it up 
again if that would be better.

Have you messed with the linking in datebk4?  I have.  I love 
it.  :)  The thing I like MOST is something that I suspect that your 
design methodology DOESN'T like.  In datebk4, if I "go" to a link, it 
pulls up (as best I can tell) a local "browser" of the data that lets 
me review the link, tapping the data of the link brings me right back 
to where I was in datebk4.  That is INVALUABLE.  I can view the link 
and get back in like a billisecond.  I understand that phlemhack 
allows you to do the same thing with a swipe, but I use fitaly stamp, 
and it doesn't appear to be compatible with it.  I am going to try 
something equivalent in co-launcher and see how well it works.  
Still, having to use a hack to get this functionality is kindof 
problematic.

I understand that doing this the way datebk does causes the size of 
shadow to bloat up for functionality already present in the palm.  
The solution of course, is OS level linking support (which should 
have been in ages ago, but as we know, is not).  Since that isn't 
viable, the end user ends up wanting something better.

I guess I wouldn't even bring it up as a request for shadow except 
that I have been using datebk4 a lot more lately, and frankly, I -
*LOVE*- how easy it is to navigate to/from links in it.

As always, I am just giving my point of view, and I realize that 
there are BILLIONS of other shadow users that may feel differently 
than I do.  :)

-Joe Chott
619

From: Dave Lowe  <davelowe_99@y...>
Date: Mon Apr 9, 2001 6:17pm
Subject: Re: Jeff, couple things

 
Fitaly has a new version of the Fitaly Stamp software that supports
"passthrough swipes". I'm using using McPhling with Fitaly Stamp
without problem. Presumably phlemhack also works.

Dave
 
>Have you messed with the linking in datebk4?  I have.  I love 
>it.  :)  The thing I like MOST is something that I suspect that your 
>design methodology DOESN'T like.  In datebk4, if I "go" to a link, it 
>pulls up (as best I can tell) a local "browser" of the data that lets 
>me review the link, tapping the data of the link brings me right back 
>to where I was in datebk4.  That is INVALUABLE.  I can view the link 
>and get back in like a billisecond.  I understand that phlemhack 
>allows you to do the same thing with a swipe, but I use fitaly stamp, 
>and it doesn't appear to be compatible with it.
620

From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Mon Apr 9, 2001 6:29pm
Subject: Re: Jeff, couple things

 
On Mon, 9 Apr 2001 verxion@p... wrote:

> Please, if you are working on 1.5.x bugfixes, then toss this to the 
> side until later.  I specifically have been waiting to bring this up 
> until 1.5.0 was out, and I can certainly wait longer to bring it up 
> again if that would be better.

	Welp, I'm working on fixes and speedups for 1.5.0 to mke it
better, and desktop support. ie: Translator tools for windows to turn the
XML into RTF, HTML, etc. Then onto two way conduit. Then onto Shadow
Desktop proper. Etc :)

> design methodology DOESN'T like.  In datebk4, if I "go" to a link, it 
> pulls up (as best I can tell) a local "browser" of the data that lets 
> me review the link, tapping the data of the link brings me right back 
> to where I was in datebk4.  That is INVALUABLE.  I can view the link 

	Oh, if I had free time :)

	Datebook4 is 450k, because he has chunks of all those other apps
built into DB4. Thats handy, but 450k? Crazyness :) Also, he has been
working on DB4 full time for years, so hes had time to build all that
:) He doesn't need to work on a desktop app, either, since you can use the
existing stuff :)

	I may work on something like that, but I need to focus on the
desktop stuff frist I think :)

> and get back in like a billisecond.  I understand that phlemhack 
> allows you to do the same thing with a swipe, but I use fitaly stamp, 
> and it doesn't appear to be compatible with it.  I am going to try 
> something equivalent in co-launcher and see how well it works.  
> Still, having to use a hack to get this functionality is kindof 
> problematic.

	All the arranger folks love it, and theirs is a built-in hack ;)

> I understand that doing this the way datebk does causes the size of 
> shadow to bloat up for functionality already present in the palm.  
> The solution of course, is OS level linking support (which should 
> have been in ages ago, but as we know, is not).  Since that isn't 
> viable, the end user ends up wanting something better.

	Not OS level linking, but OS level multitasking; the OS doesn't do
true multitasking or windowing (like pocketpc or newton). So you can't
open up a browser withotu seriosu code duplication as you say. ITs a huge
amount of work. The gain is conveniance for linkage, but I'm betting half
the users of Shadow don't use links at all :/ (sadly)

	I woudl like to add split screen view (Actually, I'm planning a
split screen view for 2 shadow files for a few months from now :), but
adding in support for all those other guys ...

	But heres something.

	I could add a read-only pop-up view, perhaps. A pref to use local
browsers instead, so when you goto a link, it just pops up a box showing
the details, and maybe has a "true goto" button at the bottom to launch
the desired app to view it. *shrug*

> I guess I wouldn't even bring it up as a request for shadow except 
> that I have been using datebk4 a lot more lately, and frankly, I -
> *LOVE*- how easy it is to navigate to/from links in it.

	Yep; it was the trhing that caught my attention about DB4; I
really don't care for much of what it does, but the icons, colour, and
split screen (mostly the split screen) are what you go "WOW!" about.

> As always, I am just giving my point of view, and I realize that 
> there are BILLIONS of other shadow users that may feel differently 
> than I do.  :)

	Oh, I wish there were billions; but you speak your opinion, which
makes it very valid indeed!

		jeff

--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
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From: verxion@p...
Date: Mon Apr 9, 2001 8:10pm
Subject: Re: Jeff, couple things

 
--- In shadow-discuss@y..., Jeff Mitchell <support@s...> wrote:
> 	But heres something.
> 
> 	I could add a read-only pop-up view, perhaps. A pref to use 
local
> browsers instead, so when you goto a link, it just pops up a box 
showing
> the details, and maybe has a "true goto" button at the bottom to 
launch
> the desired app to view it. *shrug*

THAT would be AWESOME. That is precisely what I am wanting.  Any way 
you could implement this at any point in the future would be just 
kick-butt.  If I had this, it would turn Shadow into the app without 
which I cannot live.  I suspect that I would end up not using the 
other apps much at all, and my life would change because I would get 
everything done on time.  :)

-Joe Chott
622

From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Mon Apr 9, 2001 8:26pm
Subject: Re: Re: Jeff, couple things

 
On Mon, 9 Apr 2001 verxion@p... wrote:

> > 	I could add a read-only pop-up view, perhaps. A pref to use 
> local
> > browsers instead, so when you goto a link, it just pops up a box 
> showing
> > the details, and maybe has a "true goto" button at the bottom to 
> launch
> > the desired app to view it. *shrug*
> 
> THAT would be AWESOME. That is precisely what I am wanting.  Any way 
> you could implement this at any point in the future would be just 
> kick-butt.  If I had this, it would turn Shadow into the app without 
> which I cannot live.  I suspect that I would end up not using the 
> other apps much at all, and my life would change because I would get 
> everything done on time.  :)

	Note that I said read-only (or meant to :) -- Show only. I'm not
interested at this point in writing a replacement for memo, address,
datebook, etc (especially datebook! :). So if I make a built-in viewer,
it'd be just that -- a viewer. You tap on a link, pick a name, and a box
would pop up (liek glance), to show you his name, where he works, phone
numbera, addresses, whatever. Very simple.

	That wouldnt' be that much work, since code to read all the
various databases is already in place..

		jeff

--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
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From: pradley@r...
Date: Mon Apr 9, 2001 9:38pm
Subject: Reverse linking

 
Would it be possible to reverse link, that is, enter a ToDo - in 
ActionNames or Datebk4 or the system ToDo list - and have it link to 
Shadow? The problem now, of course, is that if I want such linking I 
MUST enter the ToDo in Shadow. Would this involve a tremendous 
increase in application size or complexity? PDR
624

From: verxion@p...
Date: Mon Apr 9, 2001 9:41pm
Subject: Re: Jeff, couple things

 
Note that I said "That would be AWESOME".  I knew you were talking 
about read-only.  That is all I wanted.  :)  The news that it is very 
simple because the code to read the other databases is already in 
place just makes me froth at the mouth.  :)

-Joe Chott

--- In shadow-discuss@y..., Jeff Mitchell <support@s...> wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Apr 2001 verxion@p... wrote:
> 
> > > 	I could add a read-only pop-up view, perhaps. A pref to use 
> > local
> > > browsers instead, so when you goto a link, it just pops up a 
box 
> > showing
> > > the details, and maybe has a "true goto" button at the bottom 
to 
> > launch
> > > the desired app to view it. *shrug*
> > 
> > THAT would be AWESOME. That is precisely what I am wanting.  Any 
way 
> > you could implement this at any point in the future would be just 
> > kick-butt.  If I had this, it would turn Shadow into the app 
without 
> > which I cannot live.  I suspect that I would end up not using the 
> > other apps much at all, and my life would change because I would 
get 
> > everything done on time.  :)
> 
> 	Note that I said read-only (or meant to :) -- Show only. I'm 
not
> interested at this point in writing a replacement for memo, address,
> datebook, etc (especially datebook! :). So if I make a built-in 
viewer,
> it'd be just that -- a viewer. You tap on a link, pick a name, and 
a box
> would pop up (liek glance), to show you his name, where he works, 
phone
> numbera, addresses, whatever. Very simple.
> 
> 	That wouldnt' be that much work, since code to read all the
> various databases is already in place..
> 
> 		jeff
> 
> --
> "It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own 
micro
> circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
> sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he 
is?"
> -- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
625

From: verxion@p...
Date: Mon Apr 9, 2001 9:42pm
Subject: Re: Reverse linking

 
--- In shadow-discuss@y..., pradley@r... wrote:
> Would it be possible to reverse link, that is, enter a ToDo - in 
> ActionNames or Datebk4 or the system ToDo list - and have it link 
to 
> Shadow? The problem now, of course, is that if I want such linking 
I 
> MUST enter the ToDo in Shadow. Would this involve a tremendous 
> increase in application size or complexity? PDR

Unless I am blatantly misunderstanding you, that functionality is in 
1.5.0 of shadow plan.  Just load it up and go to town.  I love it.  :)

-Joe Chott
626

From: pradley@r...
Date: Mon Apr 9, 2001 10:26pm
Subject: Re: Reverse linking

 
It is true that you can import the WHOLE ToDo database at once, but 
you cannot enter a single ToDo and then import it alone. If you first 
import the whole ToDo database, then enter a new ToDo in AN or 
Datebk, then import the whole database again, you will get the new 
ToDo, but you will also get duplicates of all the others. The manual 
says something about allowing in the future for ToDo imports by 
categories - which is all that I would need. - In shadow-discuss@y..., 
verxion@p... wrote:
> --- In shadow-discuss@y..., pradley@r... wrote:
> > Would it be possible to reverse link, that is, enter a ToDo - in 
> > ActionNames or Datebk4 or the system ToDo list - and have it link 
> to 
> > Shadow? The problem now, of course, is that if I want such linking 
> I 
> > MUST enter the ToDo in Shadow. Would this involve a tremendous 
> > increase in application size or complexity? PDR
> 
> Unless I am blatantly misunderstanding you, that functionality is in 
> 1.5.0 of shadow plan.  Just load it up and go to town.  I love it.  
:)
> 
> -Joe Chott
627

From: glacefield@v...
Date: Mon Apr 9, 2001 10:30pm
Subject: Re: Reverse linking

 
Create your ToDo in the native app (or your favorite native-DB 
compatible app :-) then go to Shadow's menu and choose Item/New 
From...

I think this does what you want to do.

Greg

--- In shadow-discuss@y..., pradley@r... wrote:
> It is true that you can import the WHOLE ToDo database at once, but 
> you cannot enter a single ToDo and then import it alone. If you 
first 
> import the whole ToDo database, then enter a new ToDo in AN or 
> Datebk, then import the whole database again, you will get the new 
> ToDo, but you will also get duplicates of all the others. The 
manual 
> says something about allowing in the future for ToDo imports by 
> categories - which is all that I would need. - In shadow-
discuss@y..., 
> verxion@p... wrote:
> > --- In shadow-discuss@y..., pradley@r... wrote:
> > > Would it be possible to reverse link, that is, enter a ToDo - 
in 
> > > ActionNames or Datebk4 or the system ToDo list - and have it 
link 
> > to 
> > > Shadow? The problem now, of course, is that if I want such 
linking 
> > I 
> > > MUST enter the ToDo in Shadow. Would this involve a tremendous 
> > > increase in application size or complexity? PDR
> > 
> > Unless I am blatantly misunderstanding you, that functionality is 
in 
> > 1.5.0 of shadow plan.  Just load it up and go to town.  I love 
it.  
> :)
> > 
> > -Joe Chott
628

From: pradley@r...
Date: Mon Apr 9, 2001 10:34pm
Subject: Re: Reverse linking

 
Right on, thank you very much. PDR--- In shadow-discuss@y..., 
glacefield@v... wrote:
> Create your ToDo in the native app (or your favorite native-DB 
> compatible app :-) then go to Shadow's menu and choose Item/New 
> From...
> 
> I think this does what you want to do.
> 
> Greg
> 
> --- In shadow-discuss@y..., pradley@r... wrote:
> > It is true that you can import the WHOLE ToDo database at once, 
but 
> > you cannot enter a single ToDo and then import it alone. If you 
> first 
> > import the whole ToDo database, then enter a new ToDo in AN or 
> > Datebk, then import the whole database again, you will get the new 
> > ToDo, but you will also get duplicates of all the others. The 
> manual 
> > says something about allowing in the future for ToDo imports by 
> > categories - which is all that I would need. - In shadow-
> discuss@y..., 
> > verxion@p... wrote:
> > > --- In shadow-discuss@y..., pradley@r... wrote:
> > > > Would it be possible to reverse link, that is, enter a ToDo - 
> in 
> > > > ActionNames or Datebk4 or the system ToDo list - and have it 
> link 
> > > to 
> > > > Shadow? The problem now, of course, is that if I want such 
> linking 
> > > I 
> > > > MUST enter the ToDo in Shadow. Would this involve a tremendous 
> > > > increase in application size or complexity? PDR
> > > 
> > > Unless I am blatantly misunderstanding you, that functionality 
is 
> in 
> > > 1.5.0 of shadow plan.  Just load it up and go to town.  I love 
> it.  
> > :)
> > > 
> > > -Joe Chott
629

From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Tue Apr 10, 2001 2:10am
Subject: Re: Reverse linking

 
On Mon, 9 Apr 2001 pradley@r... wrote:

> Would it be possible to reverse link, that is, enter a ToDo - in 
> ActionNames or Datebk4 or the system ToDo list - and have it link to 
> Shadow? The problem now, of course, is that if I want such linking I 
> MUST enter the ToDo in Shadow. Would this involve a tremendous 
> increase in application size or complexity? PDR

	You can do a "New From" to pick up an item created from some other
application.

	An outside app cannot link into Shadow unless it knows about it
and was written for that purpose, which, I don't think has been done yet
(thoughthe information on how to is published). Its really up to the other
apps to link to Shadow..

		jeff

--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
630

From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Tue Apr 10, 2001 2:17am
Subject: Re: Re: Reverse linking

 
On Mon, 9 Apr 2001 pradley@r... wrote:

> It is true that you can import the WHOLE ToDo database at once, but 
> you cannot enter a single ToDo and then import it alone. If you first 

	You can :) See "New From", under the Item menu, in 1.5.0.

> import the whole ToDo database, then enter a new ToDo in AN or 
> Datebk, then import the whole database again, you will get the new 
> ToDo, but you will also get duplicates of all the others. The manual 
> says something about allowing in the future for ToDo imports by 
> categories - which is all that I would need. - In shadow-discuss@y..., 

	Just make sure you're using 1.5.0; 1.4.0 cannot do this.

		jeff

--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
631

From: verxion@p...
Date: Tue Apr 10, 2001 6:30pm
Subject: Just a note

 
The latest version of shadow on the egroups file area is 1.3.11.  
Perhaps it needs a bit of updating?  :)

-Joe Chott
632

From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Tue Apr 10, 2001 6:32pm
Subject: Re: Just a note

 
On Tue, 10 Apr 2001 verxion@p... wrote:

> The latest version of shadow on the egroups file area is 1.3.11.  
> Perhaps it needs a bit of updating?  :)

	Oh, heh, forgot entirely about egroups storing it :)

		jeff

--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
633

From: Charis Computer Services  <mail@c...>
Date: Tue Apr 10, 2001 7:40pm
Subject: Question regarding flat view

 
Is it possible in the flat view (when combined with filters) to show ONLY
the tasks that match the filter and not show all of the heading above them?
This would be more useful in my opinion.  Currently, (unless I am
overlooking it somehow) when I select flat view with a filter enabled, I see
not only the items I am interested in, but also the parent items of those
items.  I would like to see only the items I am interested in, not including
the parent items.  Is there some way to do this or is this something to be
considered for a future version?

Thanks for any help!

Joshua Cook
Charis Computer Services
www.chariscomp.com
634

From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Tue Apr 10, 2001 7:48pm
Subject: Re: Question regarding flat view

 
On Tue, 10 Apr 2001, Charis Computer Services wrote:

> Is it possible in the flat view (when combined with filters) to show ONLY
> the tasks that match the filter and not show all of the heading above them?

	Not yet; I need to work on it before the parents can be
suppressed;  I just added it back onto my list of things to do :)

> This would be more useful in my opinion.  Currently, (unless I am
> overlooking it somehow) when I select flat view with a filter enabled, I see
> not only the items I am interested in, but also the parent items of those
> items.  I would like to see only the items I am interested in, not including
> the parent items.  Is there some way to do this or is this something to be
> considered for a future version?

	Future; I did it the way it is now, so as to keep context; I have
alot of leaf items that all look alike. As such, without parents showing,
they're less meaningful or useless. So I'll have to make a
suppress-parents options, and then prepend the first 20 charas of the
parents to each item in the flat view, so that you have some idea what it
is. Or something.

		jeff

--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
635

From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Tue Apr 10, 2001 9:58pm
Subject: Breaking tradition; Shadow 1.5.2 *alpha* released!

 
Its not been through much testing, but I want as many tests as I  
can get so I can rush this (or a better version) out in a week or 
two. Maybe a few more bugs to fix, yet.
        
        This version has a few bugs fixed (so that it shouldn't crash when
weird things happen to the Archive), can beam itself and Shadow files to  
other units, and has a mega fast searcher in the Link Manager for finding
address links.
        
        Still working on the memo search, but you should be able to search
through 2000 addresses in a second.. lightning fast!
        
        Please let me know if beaming works, and if the address searcher
is as good as I think it is :)
        
        http://www.codejedi.com/shadowplan/shadow-test/shadow152.zip
                
                jeff

--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
636

From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Wed Apr 11, 2001 0:06am
Subject: BTW: Re, Shadow 1.5.2 and beaming; read first

 
Be sure to backup all your data before receiving a beam of Shadow
Plan itself. Beams are known to do odd things, and since I'm essentially
testing without having two units, its hard for me to know everything that
can happen. Beaming of Shadow files shoudl work perfectly. Beaming of
Shadow itself to someone with Shadow.. needs testing :)
  
                jeff


--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
637

From: Malcolm Firth  <mnf1000@l...>
Date: Wed Apr 11, 2001 11:45am
Subject: Re: Breaking tradition; Shadow 1.5.2 *alpha* released!

 
Dear Jeff,

Today I downloaded the new alpha version you released hoping that it may
help with the problem I have had importing links from the address book/memo
pad. Unfortunately I am still getting the same "Fatal Exception" message
when I try to import these links. This is what happens:

1) Open my outline
2) Select one of the children
3) Press "DETAILS" button
4) Press "LINK" button
5) Press "ADD" button
6) I am NOT shown any further screen (i.e. with a choice of importing from
address book or memo pad). Instead, I see, for a second, addresses from my
address book loading, and then the "FATAL EXCEPTION" screen appears, and the
Handspring Visor Deluxe needs to be reset.

I have disabled all my hacks and soft reset the Visor, but this makes no
difference. Any ideas about what is going on? How to cure this problem? I'd
appreciate your thoughts.

Malcolm
638

From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Wed Apr 11, 2001 0:36pm
Subject: HTML or PDF?

 
I currently include the manual as HTML format, with a subdirectory
full of images.

	Would it be preferable to use a PDF manual? One file in the
distribution, that has all the images and stuff embedded right within? Or
does everyone like HTML?

		Jeff

--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
639

From: Bear  <ace_xe@y...>
Date: Wed Apr 11, 2001 1:10pm
Subject: One more shady item for your Shadow list of Shadow addons

 
Jeff,

I would like to toss out a possible adddition to your list of To-do's. 
 Its only a small wish, teeny even, why you wouldn't even notice it 
while your doing it, and probly could be done in less then 50 lines 
of code, I guarantee.

Since you have now added in the ability to link to addresses, could 
you add in one small extra for the users of Action Names???  From what 
I can tell (FWICT for all you chat-kiddies) when A.N. links a name to 
a todo all it does to the todo db is add the name inside brackets at 
the end of the todo and then recognizes the addition when it displays 
the item.

So...

an Action Names Todo, might origional look like this:
     Call for help
Linking an address to the todo, A.N. will display:
     Superdude, Jeff Call for help
When the above is imported into Shadow, Shadow displays:
     Call for help [Superdude,Jeff]

Now after all of that, I can tell you exactly what I would like.
A)  An Option in shadow to generate the name in brackets link for A.N.
B)  For Shadow to be able to recognize that A.N. has linked an address 
 by placing it in the brackets
C)  The possiblity of hiding the A.N. bracket commands
D)  A pony!

See, that has got to be one of the simplist requests you have gotten 
yet.



Enjoy!

BEAR

- - User endorsement - - 
*** I used to be just be evil.  I'd go out burning 
villiges, starting riots, stealing candy from children and changing 
lanes on the highway without using my turn singnal.  My life was a 
mess.  Then I found Shadow.  I was impressed that three out of four 
Mad Scientists and Dark Overlords perferred it over the compition.  
I've never been so well integrated with my Palm(pilot).  In short 
it changed my life.  Yep, I used to be evil, but now with Shadow, I'm 
EVIL and ORGANIZED!***
640

From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Wed Apr 11, 2001 1:18pm
Subject: Re: One more shady item for your Shadow list of Shadow addons

 
On Wed, 11 Apr 2001, Bear wrote:

>  Its only a small wish, teeny even, why you wouldn't even notice it 
> while your doing it, and probly could be done in less then 50 lines 
> of code, I guarantee.

	heh. If it were so easy :)

	If I did this, then you'd want AN icon support, too, and then I
have to do DateBk4 links and icons, and... :) (Traditionally, I've avoided
adding too much program-specific code to Shadow.. once the desmktop side
is more complete then I'll feel mroe free to work on code for other apps
with shadow.. seems misdirected to spend time on other apps, when theres
still oots to do in Shadow itself?)

> Now after all of that, I can tell you exactly what I would like.
> A)  An Option in shadow to generate the name in brackets link for A.N.

	Is it in the name, or in the note? Putting it in there can be
trouble.. since the following happens: Putting the name at the end means
that the items are nolonger in sync -- Shadow has to then either add the
bracketed stuff to its own item (to keep them in sync), or try and figure
out which parts to ignore. Then it becomes an issue of.. how many people
put brackets in their title? Then shadow has to examine the title with
brakcets, and see if the stuff in the brackets looks like a link name, or
if it was just some text in brackets. Lotws of slow lookups there.

> B)  For Shadow to be able to recognize that A.N. has linked an address 
>  by placing it in the brackets

	You mean ,if importing an item has stuff in brackets, and it
happens the stuff matches a name in the addressbook, to automatically link
to it? Thats easier then (A) above :)

	A question arises;; if you link to a name in AN, and then go to
the addressbook application and rename someone (correct spelliong,
say).. I assume then that AN loses the link?

> C)  The possiblity of hiding the A.N. bracket commands

	I'll likely do that later. AN is complex, since it uses all kidns
of weird stuff; ICON, and [], and *this or that.. pretty messy. DB4 uses a
mroe consistent notation which is easier to hide. After the desktop stuff
goes in, feel free to bug me all you like about this.. for now, it seems a
bit of work to do when I'd rather owkr more on desktop.

	You can "hide all notes", if you like, though, to keep them from
adding to much space to your screen..

> D)  A pony!

	ha! You da man :)

		jeff

--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
641

From: G. Edw. Learned  <learned@t...>
Date: Wed Apr 11, 2001 2:12pm
Subject: Re: HTML or PDF?

 
I don't have any problem with HTML or PDF, but what would really be nice is
a small DOC file that included the key points.

Quoting Jeff Mitchell (support@s...):
> 
> 	I currently include the manual as HTML format, with a subdirectory
> full of images.
> 
> 	Would it be preferable to use a PDF manual? One file in the
> distribution, that has all the images and stuff embedded right within? Or
> does everyone like HTML?
>
642

From: G. Edw. Learned  <learned@t...>
Date: Wed Apr 11, 2001 2:14pm
Subject: Re: One more shady item for your Shadow list of Shadow addons

 
Quoting Jeff Mitchell (support@s...):
> On Wed, 11 Apr 2001, Bear wrote:
> 
> >  Its only a small wish, teeny even, why you wouldn't even notice it 
> > while your doing it, and probly could be done in less then 50 lines 
> > of code, I guarantee.
> 
> 	heh. If it were so easy :)
> 
> 	If I did this, then you'd want AN icon support, too, and then I
> have to do DateBk4 links and icons, and... :) (Traditionally, I've avoided
> adding too much program-specific code to Shadow.. once the desmktop side
> is more complete then I'll feel mroe free to work on code for other apps
> with shadow.. seems misdirected to spend time on other apps, when theres
> still oots to do in Shadow itself?)

What, did I hear DateBk4 Link Support?  <grin>  Just kidding Jeff.
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From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Wed Apr 11, 2001 2:52pm
Subject: Re: HTML or PDF?

 
On Wed, 11 Apr 2001, G. Edw. Learned wrote:

> I don't have any problem with HTML or PDF, but what would really be nice is
> a small DOC file that included the key points.

	I've thought about this; or perhaps a Shadow format file, since
not all Shadow users may have a DOC reader. What points to include in the
mini-manual?

	It'd take awhile to write.. writing manuals isn't my strongpoint,
as you may have noticed ;)

		jeff

--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
644

From: chodges@f...
Date: Wed Apr 11, 2001 3:05pm
Subject: A Kind Reminder about HTML Exporting

 
Jeff:

Congratulations again on version 1.5.  It definitely is a huge 
improvement over previous versions.  I had mentioned to you before 
about exporting the Target Date when exporting a list to HTML and you 
asked me to remind you about it after 1.5 came out.

Is it possible to do this?  

Here's another example of what I'm thinking of:

* Release 1   4/15/2001
  - Fix bugs   4/1/2001
  - Integration Testing 4/10/2001


and so on.....

This way I can publish my project plan for my team and my managers 
right from Shadow!!

Thanks,

Christopher Hodges
645

From: verxion@p...
Date: Wed Apr 11, 2001 3:06pm
Subject: Re: One more shady item for your Shadow list of Shadow addons

 
--- In shadow-discuss@y..., "G. Edw. Learned" <learned@t...> wrote:
> What, did I hear DateBk4 Link Support?  <grin>  Just kidding Jeff.

Oooooh oooooooh, I think I heard datebk4 link support!  Oh wait, 
maybe I didn't.  :)  (By the way, I would actually be able to rule 
the world if I had that. . .)

-Joe Chott
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From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Wed Apr 11, 2001 3:14pm
Subject: Re: A Kind Reminder about HTML Exporting

 
On Wed, 11 Apr 2001 chodges@f... wrote:

> Congratulations again on version 1.5.  It definitely is a huge 
> improvement over previous versions.  I had mentioned to you before 
> about exporting the Target Date when exporting a list to HTML and you 
> asked me to remind you about it after 1.5 came out.
> 
> Is it possible to do this?  
> 
> Here's another example of what I'm thinking of:
> 
> * Release 1   4/15/2001
>   - Fix bugs   4/1/2001
>   - Integration Testing 4/10/2001
> 
> and so on.....
> 
> This way I can publish my project plan for my team and my managers 
> right from Shadow!!

	Would you just want it listed in text after the title text, or in
some html funky formatting?

	btw.. There will be a tool released in approx 2 weeks (to the
mailing lists, for beta, first) to do Shadow conduit files into HTML, RTF,
maybe other formats. It would include most data about an item. So at that
point, it becomes just push the old hotsync button, run the translator,
pick a list, and push translate to publish :)

		jeff

--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
647

From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Wed Apr 11, 2001 3:15pm
Subject: Re: Re: One more shady item for your Shadow list of Shadow addons

 
On Wed, 11 Apr 2001 verxion@p... wrote:

> --- In shadow-discuss@y..., "G. Edw. Learned" <learned@t...> wrote:
> > What, did I hear DateBk4 Link Support?  <grin>  Just kidding Jeff.
> 
> Oooooh oooooooh, I think I heard datebk4 link support!  Oh wait, 
> maybe I didn't.  :)  (By the way, I would actually be able to rule 
> the world if I had that. . .)

	DateBook link support?

	Does he have something like the links I have? (ie: Datebook can
link to items in todo, etc?)  My specs are published.. if anyone wants to
link anything to shadow, its very easy to do, and I'll help them
out. (ie: Shadow honours Goto requests to load a list or load a list and
go to a specific record)

		jeff

--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
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From: Aaron Ebata  <aebata@h...>
Date: Wed Apr 11, 2001 3:22pm
Subject: RE: HTML or PDF?

 
> 	I've thought about this; or perhaps a Shadow format file, since
> not all Shadow users may have a DOC reader. What points to include in the
> mini-manual?

I think a manual in Shadow format would be a great idea (progect does this)!
Main topics could be items, with subtopics as children and details in notes.
Being able to expand notes for an item/topic to see details would be a nice
illustration of Shadow's features.  Of course, this could also get a bit
clunky and take a lot of work!

Aaron
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From: john lill  <johnlill2@y...>
Date: Wed Apr 11, 2001 5:12pm
Subject: RE: HTML or PDF?

 
I agree - that was one thing I liked when I was
evaluating outliners/project managers. I was able to
see the cool features on Progect without having to
start from scratch. And Shadow has so many more really
cool features!

--- Aaron Ebata <aebata@h...> wrote:
> 
> I think a manual in Shadow format would be a great
> idea (progect does this)!
> Main topics could be items, with subtopics as
> children and details in notes.
> Being able to expand notes for an item/topic to see
> details would be a nice
> illustration of Shadow's features.  Of course, this
> could also get a bit
> clunky and take a lot of work!
> 
> Aaron
> 
> 


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From: chodges@f...
Date: Wed Apr 11, 2001 6:25pm
Subject: Re: A Kind Reminder about HTML Exporting

 
> 	Would you just want it listed in text after the title text, or 
in
> some html funky formatting?
> 
> 	btw.. There will be a tool released in approx 2 weeks (to the
> mailing lists, for beta, first) to do Shadow conduit files into 
HTML, RTF,
> maybe other formats. It would include most data about an item. So at 
that
> point, it becomes just push the old hotsync button, run the 
translator,
> pick a list, and push translate to publish :)
> 
> 		jeff

Just listed as text after the title would be fine.  And I'm looking 
forward to the tool.  I'll definitely give it a try when its ready.

Thanks,

Christopher Hodges
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From: Bear  <ace_xe@y...>
Date: Wed Apr 11, 2001 6:29pm
Subject: Re: One more shady item for your Shadow list of Shadow addons

 
OK, not to give up easily, I'll expound some more.  And like I said, I 
 would like to see these changes, but realizing how development goes, 
I will settle for them being added to your to-do list...

> 	If I did this, then you'd want AN icon support, too, and then 
I
> have to do DateBk4 links and icons, and... :) 
Nope, I just want (for now) the address linking fixed up a bit for 
A.N.  I rarely use the icons, they tend to clutter up valuable 
realistate.  As for DateBK4, nobody realy uses that hack anyway. 
(j/k :)
> 
> > Now after all of that, I can tell you exactly what I would like.
> > A)  An Option in shadow to generate the name in brackets link for 
A.N.
> 
> 	Is it in the name, or in the note? Putting it in there can be
> trouble.. since the following happens: Putting the name at the end 
means
> that the items are nolonger in sync -- Shadow has to then either add 
the
> bracketed stuff to its own item (to keep them in sync), or try and 
figure
> out which parts to ignore. Then it becomes an issue of.. how many 
people
> put brackets in their title? Then shadow has to examine the title 
with
> brakcets, and see if the stuff in the brackets looks like a link 
name, or
> if it was just some text in brackets. Lotws of slow lookups there.

From what I can tell, A.N. just puts the addressee at the end of the 
to-do name.  I did a quick experiment copying the name of a person I 
linked in A.N. and pasting it in a test shadow  to-do.  The to-do 
looked as such "test [name, person]".  I then linked "test" to the 
palm to-do db.  When I went back into A.N., A.N. recognized the link 
and allowed me to goto "person name's" address info.  Like I said, 
eeeeeeeasy.

As far as the problem of editting address names, well if I'm stoopid 
enough to need someone for a reasorse and can't spell their name, I 
deserve the trouble fixing it would cause... of course Shadow could be 
made the mentor of keeping track that the bracketed name and the link 
coincide, but that would run over my promised 50 lines of code 
change...  :)

> > B)  For Shadow to be able to recognize that A.N. has linked an 
address 
> >  by placing it in the brackets
> 
> 	You mean ,if importing an item has stuff in brackets, and it
> happens the stuff matches a name in the addressbook, to 
automatically link
> to it? Thats easier then (A) above :)

Yep I want this as well!  Not to be unreasonable or anything :)  But I 
would like (A) first, sinse I use Shadow to create to-do's more often 
than Act Names.

> 
> 	A question arises;; if you link to a name in AN, and then go 
to
> the addressbook application and rename someone (correct spelliong,
> say).. I assume then that AN loses the link?
> 
> > C)  The possiblity of hiding the A.N. bracket commands
> 
Lets just forget about (C) for a while.  It's only a clean-up function 
and the name in bracket after the to-do only emphises that there is an 
address link anyhow.

> > D)  A pony!
> 
> 	ha! You da man :)
> 
> 		jeff
> 
> --
In finishing, Repition is the key to remembering, Repition is the key 
to remembering.  I would be happy, for now, if this could be 
recognized as something to be added to the future changes list.  I 
truly would like to see the conduit and desktop app finished before I 
get my pony...


Enjoy!
BEAR



-=-NEVER, and I mean NEVER, teach a cat to say "TUNA", its all he'll 
ever want to talk about!- BEAR-=-
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From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Wed Apr 11, 2001 7:12pm
Subject: Re: Re: One more shady item for your Shadow list of Shadow addons

 
On Wed, 11 Apr 2001, Bear wrote:

> In finishing, Repition is the key to remembering, Repition is the key 
> to remembering.  I would be happy, for now, if this could be 
> recognized as something to be added to the future changes list.  I 
> truly would like to see the conduit and desktop app finished before I 
> get my pony...

	Ah, well, its on my list :)

		jeff

--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
653

From: G. Edw. Learned  <learned@t...>
Date: Wed Apr 11, 2001 7:19pm
Subject: Re: Re: One more shady item for your Shadow list of Shadow addons

 
Quoting Jeff Mitchell (support@s...):
> On Wed, 11 Apr 2001, Bear wrote:
> 
> > In finishing, Repition is the key to remembering, Repition is the key 
> > to remembering.  I would be happy, for now, if this could be 
> > recognized as something to be added to the future changes list.  I 
> > truly would like to see the conduit and desktop app finished before I 
> > get my pony...
> 
> 	Ah, well, its on my list :)

Is that the request or the pony on the list?

:)
654

From: compugag@i...
Date: Wed Apr 11, 2001 8:21pm
Subject: Table of contents on opening

 
I've just finished a TOC outline, and I'd love a way to have that 
open by default on starting the app.
655

From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Wed Apr 11, 2001 8:29pm
Subject: Re: Table of contents on opening

 
On Wed, 11 Apr 2001 compugag@i... wrote:

> I've just finished a TOC outline, and I'd love a way to have that 
> open by default on starting the app.

	So you specifically do not want Shadow to open the last file you
were in?

		jeff

--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
656

From: GL Bucher  <buch2001@u...>
Date: Wed Apr 11, 2001 8:33pm
Subject: RE: HTML or PDF?

 
I would prefer PDF, since i can import with Docs to Go and view on my Prism.

Gary
  -----Original Message-----
  From: Jeff Mitchell [mailto:support@s...]
  Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2001 2:37 PM
  To: shadow-discuss@yahoogroups.com
  Subject: [shadow-discuss] HTML or PDF?



        I currently include the manual as HTML format, with a subdirectory
  full of images.

        Would it be preferable to use a PDF manual? One file in the
  distribution, that has all the images and stuff embedded right within? Or
  does everyone like HTML?

              Jeff

  --
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From: Josh Morris  <joshsm@y...>
Date: Wed Apr 11, 2001 9:37pm
Subject: Re: HTML or PDF?

 
--- In shadow-discuss@y..., Jeff Mitchell <support@s...> wrote:
> 
> 	I currently include the manual as HTML format, with a 
subdirectory
> full of images.
> 
> 	Would it be preferable to use a PDF manual? One file in the
> distribution, that has all the images and stuff embedded right 
within? Or
> does everyone like HTML?
> 
> 		Jeff
> 
> --
> "It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own 
micro
> circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
> sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he 
is?"
> -- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_

Well, HTML doesn't bother me as long as it's one document (I just 
save it as a text file and then convert it to doc using mktldoc). PDF 
wouldn't be bad, either, since there is Aportis' free PDF-doc 
converter as well as the add-on for DocsToGo for those of use who 
have it. (There's also the beta Acrobat reader for PalmOS.) The 
Shadow format would be nice as well, if only to serve as an example 
(I'd probably only want the highlights and basics in this format). 
The PDF and Shadow formats get my votes. The doc format can be 
converted easily enough from the PDF or even the HTML with third 
party tools (Aportis, DocsToGo, iSiloWeb, mktldoc, etc.)

Thanks,
Josh
658

From: compugag@i...
Date: Wed Apr 11, 2001 11:02pm
Subject: Re: Table of contents on opening

 
Good point. How about an easy way to pull up a default (TOC) outline?

 
> > I've just finished a TOC outline, and I'd love a way to have that 
> > open by default on starting the app.
> 
> 	So you specifically do not want Shadow to open the last file 
you
> were in?
> 
> 		jeff
>
659

From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Wed Apr 11, 2001 11:22pm
Subject: Re: Re: Table of contents on opening

 
On Wed, 11 Apr 2001 compugag@i... wrote:

> Good point. How about an easy way to pull up a default (TOC) outline?

	Links back to it from other lists?

		jeff

--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
660

From: Mary Ann Chapman  <chapman@f...>
Date: Thu Apr 12, 2001 1:06am
Subject: Re: Re: HTML or PDF?

 
I like HTML.

M.A.

At 02:37 PM 04/11/2001, you wrote:
>--- In shadow-discuss@y..., Jeff Mitchell <support@s...> wrote:
> >
> >       I currently include the manual as HTML format, with a
>subdirectory
> > full of images.
> >
> >       Would it be preferable to use a PDF manual? One file in the
> > distribution, that has all the images and stuff embedded right
>within? Or
> > does everyone like HTML?
> >
> >               Jeff
> >
> > --
> > "It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own
>micro
> > circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
> > sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he
>is?"
> > -- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
>
>Well, HTML doesn't bother me as long as it's one document (I just
>save it as a text file and then convert it to doc using mktldoc). PDF
>wouldn't be bad, either, since there is Aportis' free PDF-doc
>converter as well as the add-on for DocsToGo for those of use who
>have it. (There's also the beta Acrobat reader for PalmOS.) The
>Shadow format would be nice as well, if only to serve as an example
>(I'd probably only want the highlights and basics in this format).
>The PDF and Shadow formats get my votes. The doc format can be
>converted easily enough from the PDF or even the HTML with third
>party tools (Aportis, DocsToGo, iSiloWeb, mktldoc, etc.)
>
>Thanks,
>Josh
>
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From: Terry Kyte  <kyte@s...>
Date: Thu Apr 12, 2001 1:14am
Subject: Expand/Collapse all links feature

 
Feature request: The ability to expand or collapse all links.  I like the
way a linked address shows up underneath an item - very useful feature to be
able to turn on or off.  Similar to the way there is a menu option to
collapse or expand all memos and items.

Terry.
662

From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Thu Apr 12, 2001 1:37am
Subject: Re: Expand/Collapse all links feature

 
On Wed, 11 Apr 2001, Terry Kyte wrote:

> Feature request: The ability to expand or collapse all links.  I like the
> way a linked address shows up underneath an item - very useful feature to be
> able to turn on or off.  Similar to the way there is a menu option to
> collapse or expand all memos and items.

	Anyone else like this? We're getting to have an excessive number
of expand/collapse options :P

	I could perhaps give a grafitti shortcut, to save on menus? Or
perhaps stick all the exp/collapse options under the [V] popmenu?

		jeff

--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
663

From: tommyb@i...
Date: Thu Apr 12, 2001 3:56am
Subject: While you're adding items to your list...

 
Don't forget that way back when...
you asked to be reminded to add double-click to view notes, when a 
single click is set to expand.

and on the subject of expand...
my vote is for:
"stick all the exp/collapse options under the [V] popmenu"

tommyb
664

From: L Newman  <lnewman@n...>
Date: Thu Apr 12, 2001 11:19am
Subject: Re: Expand/Collapse all links feature

 
For me, I only ever expand and collapse items as needed - therefore a long
list of options around the same theme does nothing for me.  Personally, I'd
like to have link to todo and link to diary options on the first details
screen rathr than as a subset.

Len

----- Original Message -----
From: Jeff Mitchell <support@s...>
To: <shadow-discuss@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2001 11:37 AM
Subject: Re: [shadow-discuss] Expand/Collapse all links feature


> On Wed, 11 Apr 2001, Terry Kyte wrote:
>
> > Feature request: The ability to expand or collapse all links.  I like
the
> > way a linked address shows up underneath an item - very useful feature
to be
> > able to turn on or off.  Similar to the way there is a menu option to
> > collapse or expand all memos and items.
>
> Anyone else like this? We're getting to have an excessive number
> of expand/collapse options :P
>
> I could perhaps give a grafitti shortcut, to save on menus? Or
> perhaps stick all the exp/collapse options under the [V] popmenu?
>
> jeff
>
> --
> "It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
> circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
> sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
> -- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
>
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From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Thu Apr 12, 2001 11:56am
Subject: Re: While you're adding items to your list...

 
On Thu, 12 Apr 2001 tommyb@i... wrote:

> Don't forget that way back when...
> you asked to be reminded to add double-click to view notes, when a 
> single click is set to expand.

	Hmm; no, I think it was double-tap on an expanded not to bring up
the note editor directly. I never wanted to do double-taps on the existing
icons, I don't think. Anyway, back onto my list :)

> "stick all the exp/collapse options under the [V] popmenu"

	Just worried about the popmenus getting out of control. Just too
many features :)

		jeff

--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
666

From: mitz009@a...
Date: Thu Apr 12, 2001 0:17pm
Subject: keyboard support

 
Jeff,

You asked to be reminded about potentially adding the ability to 
navigate the main list window with the arrow keys, just like you can 
within a list.  I wonder if that would mean being able to hit 
the "return" button to get the list to open from that window as well?

Anyway, thanks for a great product.

Henry
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From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Thu Apr 12, 2001 0:34pm
Subject: Re: Expand/Collapse all links feature

 
On Thu, 12 Apr 2001, L Newman wrote:

> For me, I only ever expand and collapse items as needed - therefore a long
> list of options around the same theme does nothing for me.  Personally, I'd
> like to have link to todo and link to diary options on the first details
> screen rathr than as a subset.

	No room, especially when I add even more linking options (to
Diddlebug, etc). Thats why I made the Link button just handle all those
links, and tried to make it easy by also making it quick to access from
the main list view as well.

		jeff

> 
> Len
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jeff Mitchell <support@s...>
> To: <shadow-discuss@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2001 11:37 AM
> Subject: Re: [shadow-discuss] Expand/Collapse all links feature
> 
> 
> > On Wed, 11 Apr 2001, Terry Kyte wrote:
> >
> > > Feature request: The ability to expand or collapse all links.  I like
> the
> > > way a linked address shows up underneath an item - very useful feature
> to be
> > > able to turn on or off.  Similar to the way there is a menu option to
> > > collapse or expand all memos and items.
> >
> > Anyone else like this? We're getting to have an excessive number
> > of expand/collapse options :P
> >
> > I could perhaps give a grafitti shortcut, to save on menus? Or
> > perhaps stick all the exp/collapse options under the [V] popmenu?
> >
> > jeff
> >
> > --
> > "It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
> > circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
> > sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
> > -- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
> >
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"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
668

From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Thu Apr 12, 2001 0:34pm
Subject: Re: keyboard support

 
On Thu, 12 Apr 2001 mitz009@a... wrote:

> You asked to be reminded about potentially adding the ability to 
> navigate the main list window with the arrow keys, just like you can 
> within a list.  I wonder if that would mean being able to hit 
> the "return" button to get the list to open from that window as well?

	OKay, good ideas. I'll add this soon..

> Anyway, thanks for a great product.

	Thanks for helping out! :)

		jeff

--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
669

From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Thu Apr 12, 2001 2:28pm
Subject: Auto import todo/datebook (again)

 
This has been hashed oveer in the past, but I got a few more
emails about it. Perhaps its time to bring it up again...

	For those who wish to replace the built-in Todo with Shadow, it
may be desirable to have all "new" todos sucked into a specified Shadow
list. In another situation, peopel coudl want any new todos in a certain
category to go to a certain shadow list.. but then, since datebook items
have no category (usually), how woudl you handle them? And theres always
the keyword approach, where when you create a todo or datebook item in
some other app, just add some specific keyword (defined by you) to the
beginning of it, and then Shadow can suck in records base don keyword to
specific shadow lists. That seems most robust.. but then, you'd forever
forget to enter keywords, when in a rush...

	So..

	Is it desirable to auto import todo and datebook itemsinto shadow
lists, based on some criterion? 

	Anyone have any neat ideas on how a good way to know which records
to import?

	(ie: I don't want to do somethign like "35 new todos found; heres
a list to import!" .. that'd be sucky)

		jeff

--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
670

From: MacQueen, Andy  <AMacQueen@o...>
Date: Thu Apr 12, 2001 0:10pm
Subject: RE: New user

 
Any news on this one, yet, please?
I'm dying to try out the DT app!!

Thanks
Andy

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Jeff Mitchell [SMTP:support@s...]
> Sent:	Tuesday, April 03, 2001 3:45 PM
> To:	'shadow-discuss@yahoogroups.com'
> Subject:	RE: [shadow-discuss] New user
> 
> On Tue, 3 Apr 2001, MacQueen, Andy wrote:
> 
> > 	AM> Correct. I have five a/cs to pick from, although four are more
> > or less redundant. I cannot get any a/c to be selected with any
> combination
> > of space bar, return, tabs etc. Tried shutting down Palm DT - no help.
> 
> 	Anyone else have such a problem?
> 
> 	I shall have to contact the vendor of the installer kit.
> 
> 
>
671

From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Thu Apr 12, 2001 3:31pm
Subject: RE: New user

 
On Thu, 12 Apr 2001, MacQueen, Andy wrote:

> Any news on this one, yet, please?
> I'm dying to try out the DT app!!

	There is no desktop app available to the public yet. Current
desktop support is the backup conduit, installer, and such. In a few weeks
I'll have release some translators so you can turn your Shadow files into
HTML, RTF, and other useful formats. The actual full blown two way conduit
and desktop app won't be available for a couple of months due to time
restrictions, testing, etc. (ie: I don't release stuff without some pretty
serious testing first, especially something like a desktop app which must
be solid!)

	So a lot of desktop stuff is coming, but its coming out a bit at a
time..

		jeff

> 
> Thanks
> Andy
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From:	Jeff Mitchell [SMTP:support@s...]
> > Sent:	Tuesday, April 03, 2001 3:45 PM
> > To:	'shadow-discuss@yahoogroups.com'
> > Subject:	RE: [shadow-discuss] New user
> > 
> > On Tue, 3 Apr 2001, MacQueen, Andy wrote:
> > 
> > > 	AM> Correct. I have five a/cs to pick from, although four are more
> > > or less redundant. I cannot get any a/c to be selected with any
> > combination
> > > of space bar, return, tabs etc. Tried shutting down Palm DT - no help.
> > 
> > 	Anyone else have such a problem?
> > 
> > 	I shall have to contact the vendor of the installer kit.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> 
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-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
672

From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Thu Apr 12, 2001 3:31pm
Subject: RE: New user

 
On Thu, 12 Apr 2001, MacQueen, Andy wrote:

> Any news on this one, yet, please?
> I'm dying to try out the DT app!!

	And, btw, the installer is a 3rd parties.. they're working on
updates so next release will hopefulyl have an improved system :)

		jeff

--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
673

From: Manfred Ell  <manfredell@y...>
Date: Thu Apr 12, 2001 4:46pm
Subject: Re: Auto import todo/datebook (again)

 
--- In shadow-discuss@y..., Jeff Mitchell <support@s...> wrote:
> 
> 	This has been hashed oveer in the past, but I got a few more
> emails about it. Perhaps its time to bring it up again...

Since I was one to bring this up, here is my wish:

> 	For those who wish to replace the built-in Todo with Shadow, 
it
> may be desirable to have all "new" todos sucked into a specified 
Shadow
> list.
This is what I would like; one would choose the shadowlist once and 
be done with it. Entering new todos in my case in datebk4 would enter 
them automagically into this list.

> 	Is it desirable to auto import todo and datebook itemsinto 
shadow
> lists, based on some criterion? 
Yes please.


Regards
674

From: glacefield@v...
Date: Thu Apr 12, 2001 10:39pm
Subject: Re: Auto import todo/datebook (again)

 
Jeff,

This is a *great* idea. I would suggest implementing auto-import in 
phases, starting with a category-based import mechanism. Have the 
user select, as you mention, a default import list for each ToDo 
category. Unfiled ToDos would also have their own default list. Once 
the auto-import functionality is solid, you can poll your user base 
and opt to advance to the more-involved keyword route (definitely 
more flexible), where a similar method could apply; namely, ToDos 
with no keywords (user in a rush, etc.) have their own default import 
list.

You could even build these on top of one another, e.g., keywords take 
priority, then categories (or flip the order based on user 
preference), so that every ToDo would be imported into a list. The 
only exception would be those that have no keyword, and are Unfiled; 
these would import into the default list.

Keep up the great work and customer service...you (and Shadow) are 
tops!

Greg

--- In shadow-discuss@y..., Jeff Mitchell <support@s...> wrote:
> 
> 	This has been hashed oveer in the past, but I got a few more
> emails about it. Perhaps its time to bring it up again...
> 
> 	For those who wish to replace the built-in Todo with Shadow, 
it
> may be desirable to have all "new" todos sucked into a specified 
Shadow
> list. In another situation, peopel coudl want any new todos in a 
certain
> category to go to a certain shadow list.. but then, since datebook 
items
> have no category (usually), how woudl you handle them? And theres 
always
> the keyword approach, where when you create a todo or datebook item 
in
> some other app, just add some specific keyword (defined by you) to 
the
> beginning of it, and then Shadow can suck in records base don 
keyword to
> specific shadow lists. That seems most robust.. but then, you'd 
forever
> forget to enter keywords, when in a rush...
> 
> 	So..
> 
> 	Is it desirable to auto import todo and datebook itemsinto 
shadow
> lists, based on some criterion? 
> 
> 	Anyone have any neat ideas on how a good way to know which 
records
> to import?
> 
> 	(ie: I don't want to do somethign like "35 new todos found; 
heres
> a list to import!" .. that'd be sucky)
> 
> 		jeff
> 
> --
> "It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own 
micro
> circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
> sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he 
is?"
> -- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
675

From: psvincent@m...
Date: Fri Apr 13, 2001 0:31am
Subject: Just dreamin' 'bout features...

 
Here's a couple (probably already mentioned a thousand times, but not 
showing up in a search of the archives).... :)

1. fonts, fonts, fonts.   I use a keyboard, and squint a lot while 
using Shadow.  My optomotrist loves this, but I don't.  Could we get 
large bold added?

2. could we either 1) increase the number of levels of auto-
numbering, or 2) simply have Shadow recycle the existing ones (e.g., 
level 4 would re-use the ones assigned to level 1, etc.)?  I know 
many people probably don't use outlines with more levels, but I do...

3. make the program behave like other Palm programs when assigned to 
one of the hardware buttons (I have officially replaced my ToDo list 
with Shadow)... specifically, if editing an outline in Shadow, 
pressing the button again might cause that outline to close, pressing 
it again while looking at the list of outlines would cycle through 
the categories of outlines.

What an awesome program.  I just love it.

Mark
676

From: Lawrence Lee  <llee@w...>
Date: Fri Apr 13, 2001 7:02am
Subject: exporting to doc - does it get hotsync'd?

 
I've been using Shadow since about rev 1.3 and thisis the greatest thing 
since sliced bread. I just with the Palm had a bigger screen resolution!

I have a question about exporting to a DOC format in HTML (since I'm 
horribly impatient). I've downloaded a DOC reader and lo and behold i can 
see my html-ized Shadow task list in it. But what I really want to do is 
yank that DOC file back to my desktop and export the HTML toa file I can 
print.

Yet nothing I do will get the DOC file to hotsync to the desktop! I'm 
running a Palm Vx with Shadow 1.5 on Windows 98 with hotsync manager 3.1 
and PalmOS 3.5. Why isn't the DOC File getting hotsync'd?


Thanks in advance,
Larry
677

From: pradley@r...
Date: Fri Apr 13, 2001 3:10pm
Subject: Feature request

 
Would it be possible to create a category list so that whenever I 
display a category, each item would show with its target date visible 
(not unlike what you can do with the built-in ToDo list)? PDR
678

From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Fri Apr 13, 2001 3:32pm
Subject: Re: Just dreamin' 'bout features...

 
On Fri, 13 Apr 2001 psvincent@m... wrote:

> 1. fonts, fonts, fonts.   I use a keyboard, and squint a lot while 
> using Shadow.  My optomotrist loves this, but I don't.  Could we get 
> large bold added?

	Good point; I'd forgotten about fonts.. I'll have to get back to
add some of these cosmetic niceties again :)

	You want a global font change, and not an item by item change,
right?

> 2. could we either 1) increase the number of levels of auto-
> numbering, or 2) simply have Shadow recycle the existing ones (e.g., 
> level 4 would re-use the ones assigned to level 1, etc.)?  I know 
> many people probably don't use outlines with more levels, but I do...

	Waaaay back, someone made a good suggestion I've not worried much
about yet; a single pref to "lock" autonumbering style. So you could
choose the first 3, and then the rest woudl be locked.. so you can set
them whenever you like, but all items on the same level (regardless of
parency) would take the same autonumbering. That'd prolly do what you
need.

> 3. make the program behave like other Palm programs when assigned to 
> one of the hardware buttons (I have officially replaced my ToDo list 
> with Shadow)... specifically, if editing an outline in Shadow, 
> pressing the button again might cause that outline to close, pressing 
> it again while looking at the list of outlines would cycle through 
> the categories of outlines.

	Yep, its on my list. Desktop support is my main goal right now.

> What an awesome program.  I just love it.

		Thanks! :)

--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
679

From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Fri Apr 13, 2001 3:39pm
Subject: Re: exporting to doc - does it get hotsync'd?

 
On Fri, 13 Apr 2001, Lawrence Lee wrote:

> I've been using Shadow since about rev 1.3 and thisis the greatest thing 
> since sliced bread. I just with the Palm had a bigger screen resolution!

	I think thats co,ing in about a year. I hope! :)

> I have a question about exporting to a DOC format in HTML (since I'm 
> horribly impatient). I've downloaded a DOC reader and lo and behold i can 
> see my html-ized Shadow task list in it. But what I really want to do is 
> yank that DOC file back to my desktop and export the HTML toa file I can 
> print.
> 
> Yet nothing I do will get the DOC file to hotsync to the desktop! I'm 
> running a Palm Vx with Shadow 1.5 on Windows 98 with hotsync manager 3.1 
> and PalmOS 3.5. Why isn't the DOC File getting hotsync'd?

	Can anyone help here? I don't use DOCs much. If you mean the .pdb
isnt' going to the desktop, then perhaps I can take a look, and ask
hotsync manager to back it up. I may not be setting that flag. You can use
WordSmiths conduit to sync the DOC right into MSWord on your desktop, too.

	If anyone else has experences, let us know..

		jeff

--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
680

From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Fri Apr 13, 2001 3:47pm
Subject: Re: Feature request

 
On Fri, 13 Apr 2001 pradley@r... wrote:

> Would it be possible to create a category list so that whenever I 
> display a category, each item would show with its target date visible 
> (not unlike what you can do with the built-in ToDo list)? PDR

	Not sure what you mean by category?

	You can turn on target date by using an Task type list view, or a
Custo list view, and then enabling a target date column. So take a list,
go to List Prefs (under the List pulldown menu), and change the type to
Task or Custom. If you pick Custom, push the now visible Custom button and
turn on the fields you want.

		jeff

--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
681

From: pradley@r...
Date: Fri Apr 13, 2001 4:19pm
Subject: Re: Feature request

 
Sorry, I used the wrong term. I am referring to the File Listing (cf. 
p. 18 of the manual). I would like the items in that listing to 
display the target date. Is this possible? 
--- In shadow-discuss@y..., Jeff Mitchell <support@s...> wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Apr 2001 pradley@r... wrote:
> 
> > Would it be possible to create a category list so that whenever I 
> > display a category, each item would show with its target date 
visible 
> > (not unlike what you can do with the built-in ToDo list)? PDR
> 
> 	Not sure what you mean by category?
> 
> 	You can turn on target date by using an Task type list view, 
or a
> Custo list view, and then enabling a target date column. So take a 
list,
> go to List Prefs (under the List pulldown menu), and change the type 
to
> Task or Custom. If you pick Custom, push the now visible Custom 
button and
> turn on the fields you want.
> 
> 		jeff
> 
> --
> "It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own 
micro
> circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
> sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he 
is?"
> -- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
682

From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Fri Apr 13, 2001 4:37pm
Subject: Re: Re: Feature request

 
On Fri, 13 Apr 2001 pradley@r... wrote:

> Sorry, I used the wrong term. I am referring to the File Listing (cf. 
> p. 18 of the manual). I would like the items in that listing to 
> display the target date. Is this possible? 

	A file doesn't have just one target date; it has many. Do you want
to show the earliest target date, perhaps?

	Theres a whole round of improvements I should do to that
screen. Perhaps I should put some buttons on the bottom of the screen, so
you can push an info button to get the file sizes displayed, like now, or
another one to show the earliest target date, etc.

		jeff

--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
683

From: pradley@r...
Date: Fri Apr 13, 2001 4:44pm
Subject: Re: Feature request

 
Yes, the earliest target date. The improvements you talk about 
would be great: right now, I find that screen does nothing, where 
it could, as you suggest, do a lot. --- In shadow-discuss@y..., Jeff 
Mitchell <support@s...> wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Apr 2001 pradley@r... wrote:
> 
> > Sorry, I used the wrong term. I am referring to the File Listing 
(cf. 
> > p. 18 of the manual). I would like the items in that listing to 
> > display the target date. Is this possible? 
> 
> 	A file doesn't have just one target date; it has many. Do you 
want
> to show the earliest target date, perhaps?
> 
> 	Theres a whole round of improvements I should do to that
> screen. Perhaps I should put some buttons on the bottom of the 
screen, so
> you can push an info button to get the file sizes displayed, like 
now, or
> another one to show the earliest target date, etc.
> 
> 		jeff
> 
> --
> "It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own 
micro
> circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
> sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he 
is?"
> -- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
684

From: llee@w...
Date: Fri Apr 13, 2001 4:50pm
Subject: Re: exporting to doc - does it get hotsync'd?

 
Wow, I looked back at the original post and it's amazing how much 
things look right and make sense at 3 AM, and then when you see it in 
the light of day...


> Can anyone help here? I don't use DOCs much. If you mean the .pdb
> isnt' going to the desktop, then perhaps I can take a look, and
> ask hotsync manager to back it up. I may not be setting that flag.
> You  can use WordSmiths conduit to sync the DOC right into MSWord
> on your desktop, too.

That's correct, the .PDB isn't going to the desktop. I can see it when 
I view the files on my palm (Info from the main screen) but it won't 
get xferred to the desktop. I will try WordSmith to see if that 
helps... it's probably a backup bit thing?

 
> 	If anyone else has experences, let us know..

Please! :)


Thanks,
Larry
685

From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Fri Apr 13, 2001 4:59pm
Subject: Re: Re: exporting to doc - does it get hotsync'd?

 
On Fri, 13 Apr 2001 llee@w... wrote:

> Wow, I looked back at the original post and it's amazing how much 
> things look right and make sense at 3 AM, and then when you see it in 
> the light of day...

	heh :)

> > Can anyone help here? I don't use DOCs much. If you mean the .pdb
> > isnt' going to the desktop, then perhaps I can take a look, and
> > ask hotsync manager to back it up. I may not be setting that flag.
> > You  can use WordSmiths conduit to sync the DOC right into MSWord
> > on your desktop, too.
> 
> That's correct, the .PDB isn't going to the desktop. I can see it when 
> I view the files on my palm (Info from the main screen) but it won't 
> get xferred to the desktop. I will try WordSmith to see if that 
> helps... it's probably a backup bit thing?

	Yep; I'm likely forgetting to flag the backup bit on the exported
DOC pdb. I'll check that next time I get some coding done.

	WordSmith makes short order of this :)

		jeff

--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
686

From: llee@w...
Date: Fri Apr 13, 2001 6:02pm
Subject: Re: exporting to doc - does it get hotsync'd?

 
> 
> 	Yep; I'm likely forgetting to flag the backup bit on the 
exported
> DOC pdb. I'll check that next time I get some coding done.
> 
> 	WordSmith makes short order of this :)

Yeh yeh wordsmith wordsmith! I downloaded Backup Bitster from 
palmgear.com (shareware) just to see if that would fix my problem. Lo 
and behold, I set the backup bit and it downloaded nicely to my 
desktop via the hotsync. Backup Bitser seems pretty darned handy.

I'm also checking out QuoVadis QExpress (combo desktop/palm DOC reader 
app). Until the conduit stuff gets fancier (e.g. direct export to 
HTML -- wow, that will be a god-send) I'm able to transfer docs fairly 
quickly by (a) exporting to DOC/HTML, (b) setting the xfer bit through  
Backup Bitser, (c) hotsyncing, (d) firing up QExpress Desktop, (e) 
copy/pasting into a text file and printing the resulting HTML page.

Not the best but a little better than crafting the messages back 
together out of memopad. :)
687

From: llee@w...
Date: Fri Apr 13, 2001 6:05pm
Subject: ShadowPlan 1.50 export to DOC/HTML inserts extra text

 
I have a task list that's about 8 KB exported. It appears as though 
when I do an export to a DOC (HTML format), the DOC file still has a 
"separator" message in it.

This seems identical to what happens when you export a >4KB task list 
to the memo pad - in that case it makes sense to have a "header" at 
the top of the continued/exported task list. In a DOC file, though, it 
doesn't make sense. Could that text be removed?

Here's a snippet:

</UL>
<LI>Documentation
<UL>
<LI>HardwareEMC Master Rollout (Cont.)
<UL>
  <LI>Symm model/serial #
  <LI>Brocade model/serial #'s
  <LI>Internal layout



The "EMC Master Rollout (Cont.)" is what I think the "header" text 
is... and what should probably be left out from the DOC. :)

Larry
688

From: llee@w...
Date: Fri Apr 13, 2001 8:36pm
Subject: ShadowPlan 1.50/Palm Desktop reinstallation funkiness wrt Hotsync Manager

 
This is a rather particular situation, I doubt this will happen too 
often.

Windows NT
Palm Desktop 3.1 (3.something), installed to D:\progra~1\palm
Palm OS 3.5
Shadow Conduit installed (to c:\progra~1\shadow (or something 
similar))


What I did was upgrade to Palm Desktop 4.01 but I switched it to 
C:\progra~1\palm.

I "lost" the Shadow Conduit in the Hotsync manager. I reinstalled 
Shadow (for Windows) - however, the install procedure continued to put 
the shadow.dll file in D:\progra~1\palm\shadow.dll and I couldn't see 
the Shadow conduit in the Hotsync Mgr.

When I manually moved shadow.dll to the new Palm Desktop installation 
directory it re-appeared in the Conduit setup of the hotsync manager.
689

From: GL Bucher  <buch2001@u...>
Date: Fri Apr 13, 2001 8:40pm
Subject: RE: Just dreamin' 'bout features...

 
I'd like to see shadow go with another level AND then recycle the numbering
format. I definitely use these outlines.

Danke.

Gary
  -----Original Message-----
  From: psvincent@m... [mailto:psvincent@m...]
  Sent: Friday, April 13, 2001 2:32 AM
  To: shadow-discuss@yahoogroups.com
  Subject: [shadow-discuss] Just dreamin' 'bout features...


  Here's a couple (probably already mentioned a thousand times, but not
  showing up in a search of the archives).... :)

  1. fonts, fonts, fonts.   I use a keyboard, and squint a lot while
  using Shadow.  My optomotrist loves this, but I don't.  Could we get
  large bold added?

  2. could we either 1) increase the number of levels of auto-
  numbering, or 2) simply have Shadow recycle the existing ones (e.g.,
  level 4 would re-use the ones assigned to level 1, etc.)?  I know
  many people probably don't use outlines with more levels, but I do...

  3. make the program behave like other Palm programs when assigned to
  one of the hardware buttons (I have officially replaced my ToDo list
  with Shadow)... specifically, if editing an outline in Shadow,
  pressing the button again might cause that outline to close, pressing
  it again while looking at the list of outlines would cycle through
  the categories of outlines.

  What an awesome program.  I just love it.

  Mark



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From: GL Bucher  <buch2001@u...>
Date: Fri Apr 13, 2001 8:44pm
Subject: RE: Re: exporting to doc - does it get hotsync'd?

 
Z-catalog should also be able to set the backup bit for you, and the price
is certainly right! :) Wordsmith definitely has it under control though.

Gary
  -----Original Message-----
  From: llee@w... [mailto:llee@w...]
  Sent: Friday, April 13, 2001 8:03 PM
  To: shadow-discuss@yahoogroups.com
  Subject: [shadow-discuss] Re: exporting to doc - does it get hotsync'd?



  >
  >       Yep; I'm likely forgetting to flag the backup bit on the
  exported
  > DOC pdb. I'll check that next time I get some coding done.
  >
  >       WordSmith makes short order of this :)

  Yeh yeh wordsmith wordsmith! I downloaded Backup Bitster from
  palmgear.com (shareware) just to see if that would fix my problem. Lo
  and behold, I set the backup bit and it downloaded nicely to my
  desktop via the hotsync. Backup Bitser seems pretty darned handy.

  I'm also checking out QuoVadis QExpress (combo desktop/palm DOC reader
  app). Until the conduit stuff gets fancier (e.g. direct export to
  HTML -- wow, that will be a god-send) I'm able to transfer docs fairly
  quickly by (a) exporting to DOC/HTML, (b) setting the xfer bit through
  Backup Bitser, (c) hotsyncing, (d) firing up QExpress Desktop, (e)
  copy/pasting into a text file and printing the resulting HTML page.

  Not the best but a little better than crafting the messages back
  together out of memopad. :)



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691

From: verxion@p...
Date: Fri Apr 13, 2001 9:20pm
Subject: Re: Auto import todo/datebook (again)

 
--- In shadow-discuss@y..., Jeff Mitchell <support@s...> wrote:
> 
> 	This has been hashed oveer in the past, but I got a few more
> emails about it. Perhaps its time to bring it up again...

Ok, here are my $0.02:

I may be getting stuck on nomenclature here, but everything I have 
seen that talks about todos is using the word "import".  The thing 
that gets me about this is that it sure implies to me a whole concept 
of "import once, or import then re-import, then re-import. . .".  I 
guess I don't think that is the best way of doing things.

I may be completely in left field, but here is what I would think:

We have a todo database already.  Apps use this thing.  Stuff like 
the todo app, stuff like datebk4 and action names.  They all use the 
todo list.  Heck, even shadow links very nicely to todo items.  
Why "IMPORT" this list?  Why not just leave it in place?

I propose a new list type - a "TODO ORIENTED LIST".

This would be a list in shadow plan that is setup as follows:

1. The user defines the criteria for which todos this list acts on
2. shadow plan makes every todo that matches the criteria a high 
level item in the list
3. the list doesn't have any other high level anything - JUST todo 
items (in other words, if you "create" another high level item, you 
are creating a todo in place in shadow plan)
4. If the user deletes a high level item in this list, they delete 
the corresponding todo entry
5. If the user deletes a todo item in datebk or in any other app, 
when they subsequently launch shadow plan, the item disappears
6. Within shadow plan, the user can add notes to "todo items" just 
like they can add notes in any other app
7. Within shadow plan, the user can link from the todo to anything 
they can link to in shadow, including other todo items
8. Within shadow plan, the user can create children of the todo 
items, each of which is another todo item, but which shadow plan uses 
the note field of the todo item to establish the relationship between 
the child and the parent

IMAGINE IF THIS WAS IN SHADOW PLAN?!?!?!  My God.  That would be 
unreal.  As far as I can see, you have everything done except using 
the todo database as the source of the list, and allowing todo items 
to be children of each other.  That is "all" that you would have to 
do.  Not saying it is simple, but that is what it would take.

Just an idea. . .  :)

-Joe Chott
692

From: Victor Krongold  <victor.krongold@c...>
Date: Sat Apr 14, 2001 1:27pm
Subject: Re: Auto import todo/datebook (again)

 
--- In shadow-discuss@y..., Jeff Mitchell <support@s...> wrote:
> 
> 	This has been hashed oveer in the past, but I got a few more
> emails about it. Perhaps its time to bring it up again...
> 
> 	

Jeff,

To replace the Todo application there is definetly a need for an auto 
import feature that could be selected by the user. I would suggest a 
category oriented strategy. This means that if the autoimport feature 
is selected by the user all the todos of some category are imported 
in a list of the same category in shadow with the default Unfiled 
category in the case this category is not defined in shadow. This 
list could be fixed like "todo-category".

In my case what would happen is each time I hotsynced with Outlook I 
launch Shadow and Voila al the todos are there per category.

Victor
693

From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Sat Apr 14, 2001 2:05pm
Subject: Re: ShadowPlan 1.50 export to DOC/HTML inserts extra text

 
On Fri, 13 Apr 2001 llee@w... wrote:

> I have a task list that's about 8 KB exported. It appears as though 
> when I do an export to a DOC (HTML format), the DOC file still has a 
> "separator" message in it.

	DOH!

	I don't know how we missed that! I'll remove it ASAP!

> The "EMC Master Rollout (Cont.)" is what I think the "header" text 
> is... and what should probably be left out from the DOC. :)

	That object oriented approach doesn't always help hu? ;)

		jeff

--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
694

From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Sat Apr 14, 2001 2:07pm
Subject: Re: ShadowPlan 1.50/Palm Desktop reinstallation funkiness wrt Hotsync Manager

 
On Fri, 13 Apr 2001 llee@w... wrote:

> This is a rather particular situation, I doubt this will happen too 
> often.

	Interesting. I'll pass it to the support group for the installer
tool.

	How did you do the Palm Desktop 4.01 install? Just setup and go as
normal?

		jeff

> 
> Windows NT
> Palm Desktop 3.1 (3.something), installed to D:\progra~1\palm
> Palm OS 3.5
> Shadow Conduit installed (to c:\progra~1\shadow (or something 
> similar))
> 
> 
> What I did was upgrade to Palm Desktop 4.01 but I switched it to 
> C:\progra~1\palm.
> 
> I "lost" the Shadow Conduit in the Hotsync manager. I reinstalled 
> Shadow (for Windows) - however, the install procedure continued to put 
> the shadow.dll file in D:\progra~1\palm\shadow.dll and I couldn't see 
> the Shadow conduit in the Hotsync Mgr.
> 
> When I manually moved shadow.dll to the new Palm Desktop installation 
> directory it re-appeared in the Conduit setup of the hotsync manager.
> 
> 
> 
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--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
695

From: Jeff Mitchell  <support@s...>
Date: Sat Apr 14, 2001 2:25pm
Subject: Re: Re: Auto import todo/datebook (again)

 
On Fri, 13 Apr 2001 verxion@p... wrote:

> IMAGINE IF THIS WAS IN SHADOW PLAN?!?!?!  My God.  That would be 
> unreal.  As far as I can see, you have everything done except using 
> the todo database as the source of the list, and allowing todo items 
> to be children of each other.  That is "all" that you would have to 
> do.  Not saying it is simple, but that is what it would take.

	A good idea, but perhaps too right field -- Shadow doesn't do
(yet) item level categories, so that would need to be added to support
Todos. Also, Shadow doesn't yet have a UI for things like repeating dates,
etc. That stuff is coming, but not yet. Shadow is also not a todo
program.. it could be "wrong" to do this and start taking Shadow in odd
directions.

	However, the idea of an implicit ToDo list is something intriguing
to think about. ie: Always have a list "ToDo" in Unfiled in Shadow. 0
bytes long. If you open it, Shadow reads through ToDo and shows you a list
featuring it (or some subset more likely, since ToDo could be years old
and thousands of items long). Being built each timem you open it (or new
items added, old items removed, whatever) woudl give you an up to date
single level view of ToDo, to make copy/pastes from, etc. The idea would
need a lot of work, and lots would have to be done to make it usable and
properly limited or whatever.. but interesting.

	However, I think the point is that people like having ToDos in
Shadow, in a hierarchically controlled list with Shadows other features
available. Storing all the extra info in ToDo is uncool, since it'd be a
huge Note attachment.. so its all stored in Shadow list details. So we
want to auto-import new todo items into default shadow lists, so that you
open a liat, and poof, there is the new item, that you can arrange into
your plan.

	I think the trick is getting ToDo items into a plan quickly and
easily.

	PErhaps the need for this will be lessened with better desktop
support, but its still needed. I think :)

		jeff

--
"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_
696

From: robertsjb2000@y...
Date: Sun Apr 15, 2001 0:30am
Subject: Re: Auto import todo/datebook (again)

 
--- In shadow-discuss@y..., Jeff Mitchell <support@s...> wrote:
> 	However, I think the point is that people like having ToDos in
> Shadow, in a hierarchically controlled list with Shadows other 
features
> available. Storing all the extra info in ToDo is uncool, since it'd 
be a
> huge Note attachment.. so its all stored in Shadow list details. So 
we
> want to auto-import new todo items into default shadow lists, so 
that you
> open a liat, and poof, there is the new item, that you can arrange 
into
> your plan.
> 
> 	I think the trick is getting ToDo items into a plan quickly 
and
> easily.
> 
> 	PErhaps the need for this will be lessened with better desktop
> support, but its still needed. I think :)
> 
> 		jeff
> 
I understand the desire to be able to import to-do's and I have to 
agree with an earlier post--allowing the ability to import todos from 
a category into the same category in Shadow with todos from a 
category not listed in Shadow falling into the unfiled category by 
default makes sense to me.

However, what I'd really like to be able to do is the reverse.  I'd 
like to create the item in Shadow and then while creating the link, 
send it to a specified category in the ToDo program.  Perhaps this 
could be done in a similar fashion to the above where a category for 
a list could be specified and then all to-dos within that list would 
go to the same named category in the ToDo program.  This would really 
allow me to use Shadow to create my ToDo's without leaving the 
program, but then when I open the todo list on my desktop, viola! 
there they are.  (I have no idea how hard this would be to implement 
so forgive me if I'm asking the impossible!)

Also, you asked me to remind you about keyboard support and I've seen 
others have already picked up the call.  However, just to add my 
voice to the list, it will be great to get added keyboard support 
with access to the menu with the scroll arrow keys (ala Wordsmith).  
It would also help me if the function of changing an item from parent 
to child and the reverse were to be done with the use of the tab and 
shift-tab keys.  This would make it similar to alot of word 
processing programs and I wouldn't have to think so much about what 
keys to hit. Just a thought!

Keep up the good work Jeff.  The program's awesome and so is your 
customer support.

From--Another Jeff
697

From: llee@w...
Date: Sun Apr 15, 2001 1:47am
Subject: Re: ShadowPlan 1.50 export to DOC/HTML inserts extra text

 
> > The "EMC Master Rollout (Cont.)" is what I think the "header" text 
> > is... and what should probably be left out from the DOC. :)
> 
> 	That object oriented approach doesn't always help hu? ;)

LOL, I figured that was precisely what was going on. "Hmmm, seems like 
he must be using the same code base to do the export..."
698

From: llee@w...
Date: Sun Apr 15, 2001 1:53am
Subject: Re: ShadowPlan 1.50/Palm Desktop reinstallation funkiness wrt Hotsync Manager

 
> Interesting. I'll pass it to the support group for the
> installer tool.
> 
> How did you do the Palm Desktop 4.01 install? Just setup and
> go as normal?

Well I ended up doing the Palm Desktop 4.01 upgrade twice: once at 
work, once at home. The net result seems to be "as long as you don't 
change the install path you're probably okay."

At work (NT 4.0 workstation):
- uninstall Palm Desktop 3.01 from d:\progra~1\palm
- install Palm Desktop 4.01 to c:\progra~1\palm
- notice shadow missing from Hotsync setup
- <insert bit about reinstalling Shadow/Windows and having
  shadow.dll going to the old Palm Desktop install dir>


At home (98 original):
- after having read the README at work, post-installation (gotta love 
how that happens. read the readme before installing, but you normally 
can't see it until AFTER you install the product) - I took a hint and 
simply ran the Desktop 4.01 install without uninstalling 3.01. Presto, 
everything works like a charm.

The real kick, again, seems to be changing the install directory. Some 
of the details are hazy - I'm usually very religious about upgrading 
products by (a) uninstalling, (b) rebooting, (c) installing new 
product. I can't remember if I followed those steps at work - I think 
I did.

In the end, it's rather unlikely that many people would encounter it, 
and it hardly seems critical... but I figured some people might want 
to know just in case.

Larry
699

From: jimfreda@y...
Date: Sun Apr 15, 2001 1:58am
Subject:

 
Jeff, Nice application. It seems very powerful and well thought 
out.
I currently use Progect but have registered yours since it has so 
many nice linking features and screen options. One view option 
that I would appreciate, since I have lots of long and multi-
levelled lists, would be to able to add some lines between 
entries, showing how they are related, vertical and horizontal 
lines like this:
l--0  parent
l
l
l--0 sibling
     l---0 child
          l
          0 child

Well, sort of like that. I am sure you know what I mean. It would 
just be nice to have a visual representation of the hierarchy and 
relationship of a list's elements, as do many other outlining 
programs.
Another thing I would like would be to have a arrows button box 
at the bottom allowing me to promote, demote or just move 
around a highlighted item. Your system for dragging and 
dropping is really clever, but I haven't quite got the knack of it
yet. 
It would be nice to have more explicit control box, with arrows for 
the four directions of the compass, so to speak, to move items 
around.
These are elements of Progect that I have found useful and 
would like to see in Shadow. Just suggestions!
Keep up the good work.
From a new user,
Jim Freda
700

From: kencn@a...
Date: Sun Apr 15, 2001 2:23am
Subject: Re: Auto import todo/datebook (again)

 
--- In shadow-discuss@y..., robertsjb2000@y... wrote:
> 
> However, what I'd really like to be able to do is the reverse.  I'd 
> like to create the item in Shadow and then while creating the link, 
> send it to a specified category in the ToDo program.  Perhaps this 
> could be done in a similar fashion to the above where a category 
for 
> a list could be specified and then all to-dos within that list 
would 
> go to the same named category in the ToDo program.  This would 
really 
> allow me to use Shadow to create my ToDo's without leaving the 
> program, but then when I open the todo list on my desktop, viola! 
> there they are.  (I have no idea how hard this would be to 
implement 
> so forgive me if I'm asking the impossible!)
> 

Actually, If I understand what you want, the current release of 
Shadow does this already.  You specify a default category as a list-
level preference (it's under the Opt button on the List Preferences 
screen) and Shadow puts linked todos that it creates into that 
category or puts them in Unfiled if a matching category doesn't exist 
in the Todo database. Very slick.  

The next feature I'd like to see added is to allow categories to be 
assigned at the item level.  This would allow Shadow to create todos 
in multiple todo categories from a single list.  It could also allow 
category-based filtering in Shadow. Never the less, the current 
implementation is very handy.

Ken
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