Re: [wmii] Tagging conventions examples

From: Chris Foster <>
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2006 13:07:38 +1000

On Wed, May 31, 2006 at 11:56:13AM -0400, Yannick Delbecque wrote:
> [snip]
> Recently, I began also tagging by projects instead of tasks - Thesis,

Nice to have some discussion on this. I've been trying to do something
similar this since I started using the tagging mechanism, but I've had
mixed success in terms of improving my work efficiency.

At the moment I've been trying a "namespace" type approach.

Each tag is of the form

For example, I could use a tag of aqsis:build when I'm working on the
build system for the aqsis project. Other tags in the current namespace
could be aqsis:web and aqsis:parser. (In practise I usually shorten
such names... but for the purposes of the example...)

I've set up wmiirc to dynamically change /def/tags so that (eg) web
browsers go onto current_namespace:web, keeping them in the current
namespace while dynamically putting them on another page.

* To change between views *within* a namespace, I've got "left" and
  "right" cycling mappings for $MODKEY-comma and $MODKEY-period. This
  allows for quick cycling selection within the current namespace,
  independent of the actual task names.
* To change to a different namespace I manually use the $MODKEY-t

So far I like the idea in principle because I think it's important to
break work up by the *task*, not the method I'm using to do it. I'm not
convinced about the efficiency of the current implementation though -
there seems to be too much manual adjustment. Perhaps people could make
some suggestions about how to improve it?

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