Any plans for complete PIM?

Asked by Anders Wallenquist

Now we have Postler and Dexter, a very exciting approach with discrete applications for PIM as an alternative to integrated applications in Evolution. Are there any plans for discrete applications for calendar, notes and tasks to combine with the two first ones?

If there is, I think there is time to consider a storage and integration strategy that include single users using several computers, handsets and a phone and workgroups that have own server resources.

For single users I think Ubuntuone (Desktopcouch) are an interesting infrastructure that will include syncing with several platforms in time. For a workgroup the classic IMAP/SMTP/LDAP/vCard/vCal/CalDav-group of protocols and formats are still interesting and mandatory at one point or another and Desktopcouch/couchdb could be exciting storage. The single user and workgroup lowest common denominator are desktopcouch. Today Tomboy are using desktopcouch and Gnome GTD/Project Hamster can easily be altered and use it.

If there not any plans to complete the PIM-family I think the widest hole will be calendar. For notes and tasks there are applications that can compete with integrated in Evolution except for the calendar. Just my 2 cents...

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Christian Dywan (kalikiana) said :
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There are plans. Dexter will do synchronising with Ubuntu One among other services. And there is a calendar in the works and the project is planned set up as I write. You will most likely hear about it in #elementary or omgubuntu.co.uk once it shows some progress. I think existing tools like GTG in particular are already pretty great, even better than what Evolution provides.

Dexter is expected to be the primary place for setting up accounts in Elementary, so please refer to Dexter for synchronising features.

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Anders Wallenquist (aw) said :
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Tank you for your answer! What is your standpoint to desktopcouch as an infrastructure?

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Best Alex Bruce (alexbruce7) said :
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Ive just started looking at postler and dexter and they look great.

I think a discreet calander application that intergrated with you desktop environment nicely (gnome/kde time calender etc) would be very popular. Something as simple as a paper calander really.

Intergration into UbuntuOne and similar services should be a given with also sane export functions to get the data out if required. Of course the majority of the work needs to focus on the intergration and syncing between devices as that is the real value of a calander application, although UbuntuOne may help with this.

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Alex Bruce (alexbruce7) said :
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Ive just started looking at postler and dexter and they look great.

I think a discreet calander application that intergrated with you desktop environment nicely (gnome/kde time calender etc) would be very popular. Something as simple as a paper calander really.

Intergration into UbuntuOne and similar services should be a given with also sane export functions to get the data out if required. Of course the majority of the work needs to focus on the intergration and syncing between devices as that is the real value of a calander application, although UbuntuOne may help with this.

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Alex Bruce (alexbruce7) said :
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Ive just started looking at postler and dexter and they look great.

I think a discreet calander application that intergrated with you desktop environment nicely (gnome/kde time calender etc) would be very popular. Something as simple as a paper calander really.

Intergration into UbuntuOne and similar services should be a given with also sane export functions to get the data out if required. Of course the majority of the work needs to focus on the intergration and syncing between devices as that is the real value of a calander application, although UbuntuOne may help with this.

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Alex Bruce (alexbruce7) said :
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Ive just started looking at postler and dexter and they look great.

I think a discreet calander application that intergrated with you desktop environment nicely (gnome/kde time calender etc) would be very popular. Something as simple as a paper calander really.

Intergration into UbuntuOne and similar services should be a given with also sane export functions to get the data out if required. Of course the majority of the work needs to focus on the intergration and syncing between devices as that is the real value of a calander application, although UbuntuOne may help with this.

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Alex Bruce (alexbruce7) said :
#7

please delete my duplicate posts and sorry I accidentally posted as an answer not a comment the first time.

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Anders Wallenquist (aw) said :
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Thanks Alex Bruce, that solved my question.