[ANN] Release 0.70.1 of Task Coach

Frank Niessink frank at niessink.com
Sun Jun 29 20:46:50 CEST 2008


I'm happy to announce release 0.70.1 of Task Coach. This release
optionally brings back the tabbed user interface that was removed in the
previous release and fixes a few bugs.

Bugs fixed:

* The search control in the toolbar did not maintain state correctly for
different viewers. Task Coach viewers now each have their own toolbar
with search control.
* Marking tasks completed or changing their priority would change the
* On Max OS X, put preferences menu item in the TaskCoach menu instead of the
Edit menu to conform with Mac OS X standards.
* Focus issues: On Mac OS X, text couldn't be edited while the timer was
running. On Windows, notifications from other programs overlapping with the
main window would take away focus from dialogs.
* Prevent crash under Windows XP when dropping e-mail from Thunderbird if the
APPDATA environment variable is not defined.
* ImportError: No module named thirdparty.ElementTree. This exception would
happen when using a source distribution of Task Coach or a package (rpm, deb)
for Linux *and* when the default version of Python on the system is Python 2.4.
Task Coach tried to import a module from the wrong package.
* On Linux, when using a dark theme, use appropriate background colors for the
category viewer and the text color buttons in the preferences dialog.
* Remember whether the main window was maximized and if so, maximize the main
window when starting the next time.
* Correctly sort tasks on startup when sort column is 'Overall categories'.
* Correctly redraw toolbar when it is 'damaged' by other windows.
* Correctly sort effort for subtasks in effort per day, per week, and per
month effort viewers.
* Better navigation with tab key in dialogs.
* Keep newlines in descriptions when printing or exporting to HTML.

Feature added:

* Task Coach can now use either the old tabbed user interface (whose layout
still cannot be saved, by the way) or the 'managed frame' interface introduced
in release 0.70.0. This can be changed in the Preferences dialog.

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 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.

Cheers, Frank

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