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Re: [Orgmode] Duration Tally

From: Russell Adams
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Duration Tally
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2007 21:15:06 -0500
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I like that alot!

However my goal was one of simple project planning.


On Wed, Jun 13, 2007 at 10:33:48AM -0500, Eddward DeVilla wrote:
>    I'm starting to wonder if it would be useful to have a general
> format for properties (or choose some other word) to be associated
> with a heading or todo item.  It seems the heading is getting a little
> crowded.
>    Would it be reasonable to say that a list of non-whitespace
> listing following the heading with a format of "key: value..." are
> special.  (Or a table might be nice.  I like tables.:)  org-mode could
> provide an interface to get a plist or alist of them for a heading to
> simplify writing now features based on them.
>    We already have SCHEDULED, DEADLINE, & CLOSED that are meaningful
> to org-mode.  This request reminds me of one use call estimate.  These
> properties could then be made available in agenda for custom queries
> and displays.
>   This may not meet your requirement since I'm guessing you would
> want the value in the heading so you can see it.  You idea just
> inspired me to ask.  My idea wouldn't do the totaling, but I think it
> could be the start to allow some similar but more generalized.  I
> don't know of anything in org-mode that does what you ask right now.
> I would think there would need to be to tokens.  One that is 'this'
> heading's value and a second one that is 'this' heading's value, plus
> its children's.  It would be like the checkboxes and the progress
> tokens.
> Edd
> Edd
> On 6/13/07, Russell Adams <address@hidden> wrote:
> >If this feature already exists, I've missed it...
> >
> >I'm planning ahead on some items, and having a way to represent the
> >amount of time a TODO item will take, and then having the parent total
> >the duration of the children would be very helpful.
> >
> >* TODO A {6h}
> >** TODO a1 {2h}
> >** TODO a2 {2h}
> >** TODO a3 {2h}
> >
> >I know doing time conversion is a real pain, so I'm only thinking a
> >simple sum. It could be nice later to schedule A, and then have each
> >of a1-3 show up on the agenda based on their duration.
> >
> >Kudos again on Org-mode, its great!
> >
> >Thanks!
> >
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