[ANN] Release 0.69.0 of Task Coach
frank at niessink.com
Sat Feb 9 22:59:41 CET 2008
I'm happy to announce release 0.69.0 of Task Coach. This release makes
it possible to repeat tasks on either a daily or a weekly basis and to
add notes to categories. It also contains a number of other changes
and bug fixes.
* The reminder dialog didn't close when opening the task from the
reminder dialog. If the user had entered a snooze option in the
reminder dialog, that snooze option would be overwritten when closing
the task editor.
* Don't allow filtering by both a parent and a child category at the same time.
* Sorting by total categories in the task viewers didn't sort correctly.
* Save didn't work for task files without a file name and without
tasks, but with categories or notes.
* Adding a task to a category or removing it from a category was not undoable.
* Tasks can recur on a daily or weekly basis. This feature is not
complete yet. Most obviously, recurring on a monthly basis is missing.
Also, recurring tasks with recurring subtasks do not behave entirely
* Notes can be assigned to categories.
* Added Bulgarian translation, thanks to Rumen Belev.
* Added Danish translation, thanks to different translators.
* Added a number of rather incomplete translations (Italian,
Portuguese, Swedish, and Turkish). See
http://www.taskcoach.org/i18n.html for how you can help improve these
* When filtering by one or more categories, new tasks and notes are
automatically added to those categories. Of course, you can still
change the categories in the category tab of the edit dialog before
pressing the OK button.
* Whether descriptions of tasks, effort records, categories and notes
are shown in a popup tooltip window is now a setting.
* Added menu items for increasing, decreasing, maximizing, and
minimizing task priority.
* Clicking a column header in a task viewer now iterates through the
following sort orders: 'ascending, after sorting by task status
first', 'descending, after sorting by task status first', 'ascending,
without sorting by task status first', 'descending, without sorting by
task status first'.
* Previously, unset dates were displayed as 'None' in date columns. To
be consistent with how other attributes are displayed in columns, Task
Coach now simply displays nothing for unset dates in date columns.
* Task Coach now uses the infinity symbol ('$B!g(B') to display the number
of days left for tasks without a due date, instead of the word
* Task Coach now uses a real arrow symbol ('$B"*(B') instead of '->' for
separating parent and child subjects in the different viewers.
* Task Coach no longer keeps track of the 'last modification time' of tasks.
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 OSX, and Linux (Debian and RPM format).
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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