I use Info Select, but would love to see a replacement too.
One I came across recently is FreeMind (http://freemind.sourceforge.net/).
If it were given the incremental search capability, it might be a nice replacement
to Info Select.
-- Glenn

Carsten Eckelmann wrote:

> Hal Fulton wrote:
> 
>> Hello, all.
>>
>> I hate announcing things that don't really exist yet, but I'm
>> wanting assistance on this. So here goes.
>>
> I will like to assist.
> 
>> The idea for Tycho stems from my intense desire to have a good
>> Linux-based PIM (Personal Information Manager).
>>
> I hear you! After having tried various PIM's, Mindmappers, Outliners, 
> wikis (everyone has to write one at some time in his life) and more 
> exotic programs (like VKB from http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/VKB/)  I feel 
> lost in a sea of unstructured yet structured thought.
> 
>> Unlike many PIMs, this one is built around the concept of
>> *random* data -- structureless, unformatted, context-limited --
>> the kind of data we get in everyday life. This will be the place
>> to store not just your phone numbers and addresses, but also
>> your ideas, quotations, account numbers, and anything else that
>> might go on a sticky note, a napkin, or an envelope.
>>
> Actually it somehow is all connected somehow even if the overall 
> structure is not easily recognized at first sight.
> 
>> In my opinion, IS nowadays suffers from "feature bloat" -- so it
>> is unlikely I would add all of its features even if I could.
>> What goes in and what stays out is, of course, partly a function
>> of who else gets interested in this project and wants to contribute
>> to it.
> 
> 
> I think this calls for a 'pluggable' architecture. This is what makes 
> JEdit so attractive. The core team concentrates only on making the 
> Basics just right and let users add their favorite 'pet' function 
> themselves by giving them a well defined API.
> 
> By looking at the first picture on your website my hair stood on end, 
> because I have drawn the exact same picture just some weeks ago, when 
> you started this thread on rub-talk. I like tree-based information but I 
> also like sticky-notes. I tried using these desktop-sticky-notes that 
> float around always hidden under other windows, when you need them, and 
> there's no way of grouping them or organising them. The cool thing about 
> sticky-notes is, that you can drag them around and visually group them, 
> which you could never do with any other PIM out there (not even with the 
> famous MindMappers). When using Unix I easily could create many virtual 
> desktops and fill them just with sticky-notes, but then theres no search 
> capability, well that's what Tycho has to offer I guess.
> 
> I would be glad to help out if only to not do it myself (I think the 
> features that you suggest 'click' close enough with my ideas, to make 
> this happen).
> 
> One suggestion: how about moving this discussion to the rubyforge forum 
> (or create a tycho mailing list)?
> 
> Cheers,
> Carsten.
> 
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> 
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