[korganizer] [Bug 374774] When setting the completion level of a task to 100%, the expiration date isn't updated

Alexandre Bonneau bugzilla_noreply at kde.org
Mon Sep 20 08:49:15 BST 2021


Alexandre Bonneau <alexandre.bonneau at linuxfr.eu> changed:

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--- Comment #6 from Alexandre Bonneau <alexandre.bonneau at linuxfr.eu> ---
Created attachment 141714
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Screenshot of categories

About the journal since it's a list, it's not visual enough for my use case, as
I use category colors a lot to differentiate the work I do (see the attached
screenshot of a 'light week') .

About the bug report, sorry, in my initial comment in 2017 I mentioned a poorly
translated 'expiration date', which should have been 'due date'.

Before Korganizer 4.8, when you set a task to 100% completion, then the due
date was automatically set to the current date and time.
This was very useful since you just had to change the completion to 100%, and
the tasks was then correctly displayed in the agenda view at the right time and

Since 4.8 this behavior has changed ; now when you finish a task by setting its
completion to 100%, the due date is _not_ updated, therefore the task placement
(via the due date) in the agenda view is not updated.
In order to get the same behavior pre-4.8, you have to :
- Set the task completion to 100%
- Then set the due date manually (setting the exact time each time is a bit of
a pain)

I understand that there are 2 different date/time here:
- The completion date (set when the task is saved at 100% (by the way, does
that date gets updated if the tasks is set back to a value <100%, then again at
100% (in case of entry error)?)
- The due date (when the tasks is supposed to be done)

However while both completion and due dates are important information (to me at
least), only the due dates gets the attention of Korganizer:
- The tasks are displayed on their due date in the agenda view, and in the
task/event detail on the left
- The completion date is displayed, _but not the time_ in the task/event detail
on the left

One solution to this could be to allow the user to choose where the tasks
should be displayed ; either on their due dates, or on their completion date.
That way there wouldn't be a need to update the due date with the completion
date like before 4.8, in order for the tasks to be displayed at their
completion date.
All in all, it would be more logical.

In my opinion, both use case could be useful (and in my dreams I wish there
could be a way to view both the due and completion date in a way that shows you
how in advance or late you managed your tasks, but that's for another bug
report ;))

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