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Re: [Orgmode] Weekday repeaters, and filtering scheduled tasks.

From: Manish
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Weekday repeaters, and filtering scheduled tasks.
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2008 00:17:19 +0530

  On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 11:17 PM, Carsten Dominik wrote:


  > which would fail if you did DEADLINE>="<today>"
  > There is not good solution for this.  <today> uses the date
  > without a time, in order to provide for comparison with
  > deadline dates that are only a date, not a time.  If your
  > deadlines have times associated with them, better use a date
  > and time explicitly.  I could provide yesterday and
  > tomorrow, maybe....

I seem to have found a custom view I am happy with.  I am
chainging my old approach of scheduling/deadlining every single
task.  Now I schedule something only if it needs to be done on
that day and deadline something only if it's a real
deadline/milestone.  This leads to a very small (default) agenda
view of only essential items.  But I wanted to list the tasks
currently in progress, list of potential tasks that I can pick up
next and remaining the tasks hence the customized agenda below.

This view/method also seems to fit nicely with using org-depend
to ensure that next sibling gets on the NEXT queue when a task is
marked DONE.  The old approach of scheduling/deadlining would
have required that org-depend/TRIGGER property /schedule/ the next
sibling task (just switching the state would not bring it into
agenda view.)  This also allows me to fiddle with agenda sorting or
buffer/subtree restrictions to approach work-list in various ways
(e.g. http://www.murtworld.com/2005/04/revolving-workflow-strategies.php).

I am not sure how much "<today>" and "<now>" will help in the
view below.. we shall see.  For now I am okay with these
views (and a few exaploratory views.)

(setq org-agenda-custom-commands
      (quote (
              ("zu" "NEXT Tasks - No Specified Duration" tags-todo
"Effort={^$}/!NEXT-DONE-CANCELLED" nil)
              ("zz" "My Personalized Agenda"
                    ((agenda ""
"Personalized Agenda:")))
"Currently in progress:")))
                                ((org-agenda-overriding-header "Next
in Queue:")
                                 (org-agenda-sorting-strategy (quote
(category-keep effort-up)))))
                                ((org-agenda-overriding-header "To be Queued:")
                                 (org-agenda-sorting-strategy (quote
(category-keep effort-up)))))) nil))))

As always a big thanks for such an amazingly flexible system.

-- Manish

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