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+GTG community is crazy those days. A lot of people are willing to help and we have talented designers working on awesome mockups. ( https://live.gnome.org/gtg/Design/Old )

But +Bertrand Rousseau pointed out that we were sometimes lost into the implementation details, that we had to define the core values of GTG.

Following his advice, I started working on GTG's Manifesto:
https://live.gnome.org/gtg/manifesto

I'm really proud of it because I was able to find the 4 core values of GTG: relieve you from stress, narrow focus work, wide focus work and anti- procrastination.

For each 4 value, I've identified 4 key feature to implement those values.

From now on, every GTG's improvement should be linked to one of those key feature (maybe we will find missing key feature). For example, improving starting performances is part of "Ensure that entering a new task is dead-easy".

As most of the people that started working on GTG said: "wow, I thought it was a simple software. Managing todo should be easy, GTG looks trivial. But it's really complex."

And I'm proud of that too: looking easy and trivial for the users while being powerful :-)
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This manifesto is a work in progress, there are still some point we can discuss. Like, for instance, what is the relation of GTG with GNOME?
 
We should also make sure to discuss this manifesto with the member of the community. (a.k.a. explicitly ask them to review, comment, etc.)

Indeed, such a manifesto act as the foundations of a collaborative project. So, even if it makes better sense to start a proposal with a little number of people, it should also be discussed with everyone, to gain approval. That helps a lot to reinforce the consistency of a group and making sure that everyone walk in the same direction.
 
It looks pretty cool. My only worry is that it will be slower to add any tasks in a row as part of a brain storm proces because you have to switch between keyboard and mouse. Perhaps some hotkeys will help me out here.
BTW It would be nice to have some kind of unthreaded view. I like to add structure to my tasks but sometimes I just need to know which tasks have to work on today.