[ANN] Release 0.70.2 of Task Coach

Jerome Laheurte jerome at homeunix.net
Fri Aug 8 18:50:22 CEST 2008


I'm happy to announce release 0.70.2 of Task Coach. This release 
fixes some bugs and brings back the Fedora RPM.

Bugs fixed:
- Using the "Save selection" feature together with mail attachments 
could result in data loss.
- Under KDE, the maximized state of the main window would not be 
- One couldn't e-mail tasks with non-ASCII characters in their 
description. (SF#2025676)
- Dragging an email message from Thunderbird and dropping it on Task 
Coach  could give a "UnicodeDecodeError" on Fedora. (SF#1953166)
- When an invalid regular expression was entered in a search control, 
no items were displayed. Additionally, if it was saved in 
TaskCoach.ini,  TaskCoach would crash on launch later.
- Mention of non-existing files in taskcoach.spec prevented the 
Fedora RPM from being built.
- The category viewer would sometimes skip keyboard navigation or need 
an extra mouse-click to get focus. (SF#2020816, SF#2020812)
- On Mac OS X, the keyboard shortcut for 'help' was interfering with 
the shortcut for 'hide window'. (SF#2006455)

Features added:
- Notes can be e-mailed.
- Display a tool tip to warn user when a search string is an invalid 
regular expression. In this case, default to substring search.
- Optionally put Task Coach in the user's startup menu so that Task 
Coach is started automatically when the user logs on (Windows only). 
(SF#2017400, SF#1913650)
- Made (right-click) context menu's more consistent.

Feature removed:
- Don't supply the dummy recipient 'Please enter recipient' to the 
email program when mailing a task. This only forces the user to 
perform an extra action to remove that dummy text, while most if not 
all email programs will warn the user when she forgets to enter a 
recipient. (SF#2026833)

What is Task Coach?

Task Coach is a simple task manager that allows for hierarchical 
tasks, i.e. tasks in tasks. Task Coach is open source (GPL) and is 
developed using Python and wxPython. You can download Task Coach from:


In addition to the source distribution, packaged distributions are 
available for Windows XP/Vista, Mac OS X, and Linux (Debian and RPM 

Note that Task Coach is alpha software, meaning that it is wise to back up
your task file regularly, and especially when upgrading to a new release.

Cheers, Jérôme

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