Alarm setting?

Bo Thorsen bo at
Mon Sep 20 08:32:26 CEST 2004

On Friday 17 September 2004 18:42, Reinhold Kainhofer wrote:
> I just read the kolab spec once again, and it seems that the alarm
> settings are very poor in the current version in cvs. All there is is
> one simple integer for specifying an alarm.
> Currently, korganizer already supports executing an application, and
> playing a sound in addition to a simple reminder dialog.
> However, I'm currently planning to extend korganizer to support
> multiple alarms, with possible settings for an alarm:
> -) type: reminder dialog (msg given by user), sound,
> application/script, maybe email (but that would require having a daemon
> running even when not logged in, so it's probably outside of
> korganizer's scop).
> -) repeating alarms
> -) Alarms also counted from the end of an incidence (or the start of a
> todo).

I also thought about this. But if you look at the "run an application" 
alarm type, how would you expect that to work in a cross machine and 
cross platform environment? Answer: Not reliably, at least.

So the question is what to do about it. We might try and just save all the 
things KOrganizer can do in the format. However, Outlook usually simply 
can not keep information like this between saving. So we would need some 
extra logic to transform it to something that would make sense for 
Outlook. And if the executable is not there.

Would it make sense to have a set of tags that Kontact can use only, but 
that the user will get a warning (with a don't show again cb) when using? 
This would of course be usable for more than just this problem.



     Bo Thorsen                 |   Praestevejen 4
     Senior Software Engineer   |   5290 Marslev
     Klarälvdalens Datakonsult  |   Denmark
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