August 25, 2005

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Planner tip: What day is it?

I sometimes forget what day it is, so I changed my planner template to something that fills in the day, too.

(defun sacha/planner-day-page-template ()
  "Day page template for Sacha."
  (let ((date (planner-filename-to-calendar-date (planner-page-name))))
    (insert "Headlines for "
            (calendar-day-name date)
            ":\n\n\n\n* Tasks\n\n\n* Notes\n\n")))
(setq planner-day-page-template 'sacha/planner-day-page-template)

Burst of productivity, thoughts on maintenance

It's 9:17 and I'm looking at a neat list of completed planner tasks, mainly thanks to Sergey Vlasov's attention to detail and neat bugfixing skills. The Planner community has really grown in all directions. Practically all the bugfixes and new features come from the users themselves; they're really more co-developers. My role as a maintainer, then, is more of documenting what's there, helping newbies, guiding people through the source code, and hosting the thing. Other projects have maintainers who set the project's direction. On the other hand, I follow where people go. I really enjoy doing that, and it thrills me to no end when I can hack something together quickly to fit a particular person's way of working. =) I'm not much of a maintainer—bugs keep creeping in, new features hardly get worked on—but I really love working with the community. _They're_ the real maintainers, and they're soooooo cool.