[ANN] Release 0.70.2 of Task Coach
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.
- 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
- 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)
- 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).
- Made (right-click) context menu's more consistent.
- 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
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.
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