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From Richard Hirsch <hirsch.d...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Tracks - should we keep them?
Date Wed, 20 Oct 2010 08:50:30 GMT
It was probably more than a year ago

D.

On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 9:29 AM, Imtiaz Ahmed H E <in.imtiaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> You said , 'a while ago'; I don't think I saw an email from any 'David' in
> the last one day.
>
> When was this ?
>
> Imtiaz
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Vassil Dichev" <vdichev@apache.org>
> To: <esme-dev@incubator.apache.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 12:47 PM
> Subject: Re: Tracks - should we keep them?
>
>
>> A while ago David mentioned that he wanted to unify tracks and
>> actions, because most filter conditions are reused by both. The one
>> major difference is that tracks work on all messages, while actions
>> work only on messages in your timeline. Maybe it's worth thinking
>> about factoring out common things.
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 9:16 AM, Richard Hirsch <hirsch.dick@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 9:09 PM, Ethan Jewett <esjewett@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Well, as Vassil has pointed out, the tracks do a lot more than just
>>>> tracking
>>>> tags, so they definitely still offer something. Unfortunately they also
>>>> are
>>>> not very accessible to the average user.
>>>>
>>>> This type of question is part of the reason that I created ESME-285 (
>>>> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ESME-285) in Release 1.2, so that
>>>> we
>>>> can make the decision to turn something like Tracks off by default, but
>>>> leave it in the code base. I'm not saying that is necessarily the right
>>>> decision here, but it is an option.
>>>>
>>>> Regarding lists of things being tracked, we need to figure out a
>>>> reasonable
>>>> item-tracking-management interface so that people can see everything
>>>> they
>>>> are following in one place and manage it. Maybe that is what "Tracks"
>>>> should
>>>> become eventually? I think that's a little ways off (maybe not Release
>>>> 1.2
>>>> material), but definitely an interesting UI challenge.
>>>
>>> I like the idea of having one place to track everything I follow:
>>> * Tags
>>> * Conversations
>>> * People
>>> ...
>>>
>>> It would also be useful to be able to turn the items on and off at one
>>> location.
>>>
>>>>
>>>> Ethan
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 1:43 PM, Richard Hirsch
>>>> <hirsch.dick@gmail.com>wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Now that we can follow conversations and tags, do we still need tracks
>>>>> as well? Besides the fact that I get a list of things I track, I don't
>>>>> see any reason to keep them.
>>>>>
>>>>> D.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
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>> Blog: http://speaking-my-language.blogspot.com
>
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