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[Orgmode] Re: automatically scheduling sequences of events

From: Bernt Hansen
Subject: [Orgmode] Re: automatically scheduling sequences of events
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 21:39:56 -0400
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Peter Rayner <address@hidden> writes:

> I have lots of projects which have work flows but no real schedule.
> So a task like 
> * todo write satellite paper
> might have subtasks like
> ** todo prepare orbit simulation for Katja 
> ** todo get results from Claire
> ** todo compare with David and Frederic
> ** todo schedule teleconference to share writing tasks 
> etc etc
> I would probably schedule the first of these for some free time.
> What I would like is that when subtask 1 (simulation for Katja) is
> done that the second (wait for results) is automatically scheduled and
> so appears in my agenda.  Of course the first thing I might do is
> reschedule it but at least it hasn't fallen out of sight.  I suspect
> the "stuck project" agenda view accomplishes  this manually but I
> would be interested in automating this if it were possible.  It could
> be, too, that I need to learn to spend more time outside the "agenda
> view".
> Any pointers welcome

In cases like this I just schedule the level 1 task to the agenda and it
stays 'in my face' until all of the subitems are complete.


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