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Re: [Orgmode] iCal export of repeated tasks

From: Adam Spiers
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] iCal export of repeated tasks
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 12:47:05 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.14 (2007-02-12)

On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 12:54:04PM +0200, Carsten Dominik wrote:
> On Jun 12, 2008, at 12:05 PM, Adam Spiers wrote:
> >On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 08:02:48AM +0200, Carsten Dominik wrote:
> >>On Jun 10, 2008, at 12:17 PM, Adam Spiers wrote:
> >>
> >>>Currently, if I have a repeated task such as
> >>>
> >>>* NEXT [#B] water plants
> >>>SCHEDULED: <2008-06-16 Mon 10:30-10:45 .+1w>
> >>>
> >>>then iCal export includes something like this in the VEVENT:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>For most repeated tasks, this is a perfectly sensible default.
> >>>However, for a task of this nature, I only want to see the next
> >>>occurrence show up in my calendar client - any more just clutters
> >>>up the monthly view.  So I would suggest that there should be an
> >>>option to control whether the repeated occurrences get exported.
> >>>Even better if you could limit this to only apply to certain
> >>>types of repeat; maybe having it only apply to the 'battery
> >>>charging' type of renewable events denoted by '.+' would make a
> >>>sensible default?
> >>
> >>I don't think the icalendar format does support repeated entries
> >>for a limited time interval, does it?
> >
> >Quite possibly not - however this need not get in the way of my
> >suggestion, which was simply to export the repeated event as a one-off
> >where appropriate.  Does that make sense?
> Not really, to be honest.  I am having trouble to envision a good  
> definitions of when a repeated event is a repeated one and when not.

Well, I agree that there may not be a good definition, in which case a
per-event property disabling export of the RRULE would be a perfect

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