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ncurses Personal Information Manager (PIM) for Pandora

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by patrick295767, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. patrick295767

    patrick295767 Member

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    Hello,

    I am very pleased to let you know that the version 2.5 of ncurses Personal Information Manager (PIM) Suite for Pandora has finally been released.

    A demo version for the Pandora will be very soon available. Please be patient & stay tuned on this thread.

    Best regards

    Pat



     


    http://ncursespim.scienceontheweb.net

    ncurses Personal Information Manager (PIM),

    so called ndataman.

    Software engineering for professionals in business and finance.
     
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  2. klapse

    klapse Central Scrutinizer

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    Awesome! Long live ncurses! Long live ssh!


    Any chance for me to build/test it on N900?
     
  3. sporkbox

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    I don't have my Pandora yet, but I will definitely try this application out when I do get it. It seems interesting and useful!
     
  4. patrick295767

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    might be working I guess... But never owned a n900. It dpds on size of console (i.e tputs).
     
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  5. patrick295767

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    Hi, 

    Thanks all for pm's. 

    Well, currently, there are no free release editions. :( Sorry.

    The price of the Business edition is of 65 usd/$ (Feb. 2013).

    Regards,

    Pat
     
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  6. Kumaki

    Kumaki Well-Known Member

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    This could be interesting...for the contacts info.  But you'd think there would be an easier blackbook type application to do this.  Because that is what I'd use it for...I already use qorganizer for my daily planner.  Is there a blackbook app out there somewhere?
     
  7. patrick295767

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    Only for contacts?

    Well, it has much more. All applications are connected with each other. 

    The advantage is towards efficiency. You are certainly much (x much) faster using nContacts. You can use macros, ... function keys, ... 

    An example is the use of vim. Although it is under ncurses / console, isn't it a very efficient text/word processing software? 

    nContacts has currently 4 views: 

    - a view based on the powerful ndataman module (just using another module)

    - a sort of view that looks a bit like abook (simple view with a possibility to use notes and multi-lines)

    - a view that has some labels (more label based which looks similar to common contact books)

    - and a 3 panel view (because too old, it will probably be removed in the version 3.x ).

    (searching item is very basic still) 

    Since I have still allowed the use of Mutt, you can call the contacts via ndataman --contacts --search-names "name". This sort you can use it with other console applications.

    One day if I find time I will code a dbf importer : 

    http://community.psion.com/cfs-file.ashx/__key/communityserver-discussions-components-files/151/5582.psion_2D00_data.gif

    Priority is financial modules which take a lot of energy (too much). 
     
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  8. Kumaki

    Kumaki Well-Known Member

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    I just need a blackbook for all the phone numbers for my insurance companies, hospitals, and other doctors I have to contact in my business.

    Right now I have them on an Excel Spreadsheet on my personal compy, but it's a bit cumbersome and a pain in the butt.  I'd like something sleeker.
     
  9. ArchiMark

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    So, where does one get more info about this program?....
     
  10. patrick295767

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    With me ;)

    It features:

    Agenda, Data, Financial project list, Todo list,...

    It depends what the user needs as "modules". 

    I will post you more screenshots (or consoleshots ;) .

    If you would like, the 1.0 version with bit less features is also available, and remains still 'Xtremely useful to have in the pocket ;)

    The Agenda popups the  other modules on the key press : t for today, p for financial projects, ...

    I came up to sthg very useful. I regularly use one new module with features "Eisenhower matrix", associated in one View of the planner. This is still under testing. 

    This module is amazingly useful.

    I seek always for new ideas ... what could be added. It uses vim for some editing, so you'd better be familiar with it (vim guru). 

    There are some modules that still need some work especially games: nChess,.. 

    But anyhow it remains a great, modern, companion. 
     
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  11. ArchiMark

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    Thanks for the info, Patrick....

    Sounds interesting....screenshots (or a website with info...) would be great....

    As for vim, I'm more of a nano guy..... ;)
     
  12. sebt3

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    So these exist ? I though the world was split in 2 : those who like vi and those who prefer emacs.

    Puzzling, I guess I need to shift my world sight to something like : the world is splitted in 2 those who like vi and those who dont ;)
     
  13. ArchiMark

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    Well, there's at least 1.... ;)

    What's emacs.....just joking!....

    I briefly tried to get into emacs a year ago....spent hours online reading about it, then printing out reference pages about it.....gave it a brief try and then said, "Yipes!..." and haven't touched it since....although, I was intrigued by Org-Mode....  ;)

    Vi is OK, but I just found nano so much simpler and easier to use for basic stuff.....of course, YMMV.....
     
  14. patrick295767

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    You should try vim... 

    I will give you a nice minimal ~/.vimrc that might be interesting (on this weekend)

    Regards
     
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    Thanks!
     
  16. patrick295767

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    Hi,

    For those who are using the version 1.x (int x;) or for the luckiest the 2.5 version, I would recommend to use this key map of the console:

     
     
    #test keycode  51 = Tab             comma
     
    #pan win
    keycode  139 = Shift
     
    #delete key
    #keycode 110 = Delete
    keycode 14 = BackSpace
    #keycode 14 = Delete 
     
    #F1 will be Escape
    #keycode 59 = Escape
     
    # replace shift
    keycode  42 = Tab
    keycode  58 = Tab
     
    keycode  54 = Escape 
    keycode  97 = Escape 
     
    # Number Bar
    keycode  2 = one                section
    keycode  3 = two                braceleft
    keycode  4 = three              braceright
    keycode  5 = four               asciitilde
    keycode  6 = five               percent
    keycode  7 = six                asciicircum
    keycode  8 = seven              ampersand
    keycode  9 = eight              asterisk
    keycode  10 = nine              bracketleft
    keycode  11 = zero              bracketright
    keycode  14 = BackSpace         Remove
     
    # Fn stuff
     
    # F13 - Fn-J
    keycode  183 = apostrophe
     
    # F14 - Fn-B
    keycode  184 = bar
    # F15 - Fn-Y
    keycode  185 = underscore
    # F16 - Fn-V
    keycode  186 = numbersign
    # F17 - Fn-T
    keycode  187 = exclam
    # F18 - Fn-K
    keycode  188 = sterling
    # F19 - Fn-S
    keycode  189 = quotedbl
    # F20 - Fn-W
    keycode  190 = at
    # F21 - Fn-.
    keycode  191 = colon
    # F22 - Fn-N
    keycode  192 = dollar
    # F23 - Fn-M
    keycode  193 = currency
    # Fn-L
    keycode  124 = yen
    # Fn-X
    keycode  214 = question
    # Fn-E
    keycode  26 = parenleft
    # Fn-R
    keycode  27 = parenright
     
    code'd and spoiler'd - Binky

    Into .screenrc, I have added  this line which allows to detach the current view if you are surfing (html) or editing with vim from the nOS windows manager.

    Code:
      bindkey -k k3 detach 
    
     
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  17. patrick295767

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    Anytime. Some Tour for you.

    Each module has usually many views (you get to another mode via pressing 'v' or 'V'). 

    Regards

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    http://i.imgur.com/jb9iug5.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/fnLh2Tz.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/yctoEuv.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/6POJyed.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/wGRYF2U.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/eS2RbTd.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/qyqJehC.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/pmolvpU.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/0uAzvSg.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/Sxn8UHA.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/mlOv9Tl.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/OFvVyzw.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/qefGECr.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/Fh7QcWK.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/rIJkOZa.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/6nbfsJU.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/WDLzEOs.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/beXCrLh.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/hN2Qtqp.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/Oq2nbB3.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/CkUb2pQ.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/1taAiwy.jpg

     


     

     

    Notes:

    (1) Tubes: There is also a module that allows to watch "You-toube" ! 

    You do select the uTube, and into the popup window you can enter for instance:

    pandora videos

    and it prompts you a list or play all.

     

    Beware that it checks if /usr/bin/mplayer2 is there, and it will use this one if present rather than /usr/bin/mplayer

     

    (2) Answer: 

    Of courses, you can read and open : PDFs, HTML/html, PHP, ... 

    It has an integrated nPager or you can config the nPager to use other external programs such as Elinks, pdfncurses viewer (<-- which I dont know any, anyhow),...

     

    (3) The Windows Manager, called nOS does also support or not using screen if you desire/need.

     

    (4) nClock module:

    - If you press on 'd', it will prompt you some messages

    - If you press on 'w', you get the weather forecast, refreshed regularly

    - if you press on 'b', you get the Bloomberg news 

    - if you press on 'm', you get the Market Data from Bloomberg and other various sites.

     

    (5) The Agenda is really one of the most complex module. Give a try to the keys: y, u, i, o, p, ... ;)

          With it you will never miss a business trip, meeting, important phone call,... .

     

     

     

    (And much more to come in the 2.6 release, always for finances ...!!! )

     

     

    Enjoy !!
     
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  18. Kumaki

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    I just have to be honest...the planner...and the front screen where you pick what you want...just looks awful rough.  It doesn't have that neat, sleek look.  Like qOrganizer does.

    I'd like a blackbook that looked like QOrganizer, nice, neat sleek.
     
  19. patrick295767

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    Thanks for the ideas! I would be glad to implement more Views !! (that's the 'v' key only purpose) ;)

    well, it is not X11, so the design is slightly more complicated. I admit it could look nicer.

    Maybe something more like button - like such as the ncalc mode here:  http://i.imgur.com/Fh7QcWK.jpg ?

    What would you think?   

    Please give me some hints, or better examples, I would be glad to make it. 

    You mean this view http://i.imgur.com/6POJyed.jpg is not the nicest one ? Actually, I use this view more often, since you can display more meetings.  I had to remove SAT and SUN to have more chars (i.e. 5d view), but you can switch to a similar "vertical-like" View with SAT and SUN (7d view). 

    http://screenshot.it.sftcdn.net/it/scrn/65000/65822/qorganizer-6.jpg   would be slightly too big / too large for the console screen. 

    (Beware my ncurses screen gives: w:50 x h:15) It is very tiny. Font size is fixed.

    [The idea behind: ncurses pim is targeted to efficiency, non bloated x11, and numerous shortcuts possibilities (such as vim for geeks).]

    Actually I could make it using the omapfb  but  it wouldnt work with SSH.

    * EDIT * 

    Actually, more colors would be nicer:

    Such as:

    http://news.opensuse.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/YaST-commandline.jpg

    Actually, I could add some theming some day? It might be an easy polishing at the end of this project.
     
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  20. ArchiMark

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    Definitely has a retro vibe, 80's look to it.....kinda cool in a geeky sort of way....

    :)
     

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