Handling of private/confidential groupware objects

Bernhard Reiter bernhard.reiter at intevation.de
Fri Dec 9 09:22:06 CET 2005

Am Donnerstag, 8. Dezember 2005 13:52 schrieb Helge Hess:
> On Dec 8, 2005, at 13:03, Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> >> If you do not want to have the secretary see the item, just remove
> >> the permissions via access control. Which, as explained, happens
> >> automatically in Outlook but not in Kontact.
> >
> > It only happens with Outlook/Exchange,
> > not with Outlook/Kolab Connector/Kolab Server.
> Well, this is nitpicking, but it happens in Outlook in both cases.
> Kolab just can't represent the required permission property and looses
> the setting.

Yes, this is nitpicking!
You could also say: 
Kolab does that by design, making an usability improvement.

> Again: in Outlook 'is private' and 'sensitivity' are completely
> separate MAPI properties.
> > Again my point is: This is not easy to understand for the user,
> > as private (sensitivity) does not mean private (access) in this case.
> I agree and thinking more about it:
> >> In contrary, it explicitly labels the checkbox as "Access:" which is
> >> just wrong. Should be "Sensitivity:".
> >
> > Yes, "sensitivity" would be a lot better.
> > I have created bug report 1019 for it.
> I tend to suggest that this popup should be removed completely or
> hidden in some menu (I think this is what Outlook does). Kontact should
> just show non-public sensitivity in an additional, read-only field
> (when dealing with iCal items set by other clients).

I have added this comments to issue1019, 
I suggest to move the discussion
details of the proposed Kontact change in there.

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