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Re: [O] Org mode issue tracker

From: Suvayu Ali
Subject: Re: [O] Org mode issue tracker
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 14:21:20 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2012-12-30)

On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 02:13:19PM +0200, Suvayu Ali wrote:
> > 
> > Now it comes to the attached emails. In a second (!) step, debbugs-gnu
> > is able to retrieve the corresponding emails. In the given example, it
> > would call (debbugs-get-bug-log 15081) This returns a list like
> > 
> > (((body . "The body of the message")
> >   (msg_num . 5)
> >   (attachments)
> >   (header . "All header lines of the message")))
> > 
> > I have just shown one message, of course all messages will be
> > retrieved. Alternative, one could retrieve the messages in MBOX format.
> > 
> > Wouldn't it be nice, if we could include the messages as well? Likely
> > not by default (it would be expensive to download all messages for,
> > let's say, 500 bugs at once). But we could add a kind of link which,
> > when followed, could show the messages as well in org-mode. Somehow.
> Since this is possibile, I think my suggestion about GMANE_URL is
> redundant.  Dealing with this much more detailed information is a matter
> of taste I think.  For example, some like their TODOs to be clean and
> simple, with all the details in headline attachments.  Others might like
> all the information easily available under the headline formatted as Org
> text (text as plain text, email attachments as links).
> I think this requires input from the community.  For now as a safe
> default you could have each message as a sub-heading of the TODO.

I forgot to add; regarding your comment about retrieving several
messages might be expensive, there could be an elisp link or a babel
source block that does this on demand.


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