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Re: [O] Organizing by time or by subject and an idea

From: Eric S Fraga
Subject: Re: [O] Organizing by time or by subject and an idea
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 09:00:14 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.90 (gnu/linux)

Max Mikhanosha <address@hidden> writes:

> At Fri, 20 Jan 2012 12:04:51 -0600,
> John Hendy wrote:


> Generally I think the way to tackle this is to take advantage that you
> are working with plain text and not with Word document, and use
> standard Emacs/Unix tools for working with text.


> Some ideas:
> Before updating each project, cut-n-paste it into the new
> revision.. Org mode makes it easy to cut-n-paste trees, for myself
> duplicating a headline is simply pressing Y then P over a folded
> headline (viper/vimpulse user)

Is it not easier to simply make use of any of the revision control
systems (git, mercurial, svn, even RCS) that are out there?  You can
easily tag a particular revision based on milestones and then see diffs
between the current content and any previous version.

In terms of the original questions, I use a combination of hierarchical
structure that is filled in as a project develops, with
revision control to allow me to see progress, together with a log based
recording of activities (e.g. meetings, deliverables delivered, issues
raised).  That is, I mix both of the approaches mentioned by John in his
initial email.

The key, as John has already stated, is to record everything!  With
emacs, I can usually pull out what I want *if* the information was
recorded in the first place.

Finally, tags can be very useful for quick searching as well.

: Eric S Fraga (GnuPG: 0xC89193D8FFFCF67D) in Emacs
: using Org-mode version 7.8.03 (release_7.8.03.192.g32af)

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