Plugin-based design / scripts / scriptable options for the program
If the program will support plugins, even in the most basic form, then it will give the opportunity for other developers to add stuff to the program without actually changing the main code, which could be a barrier.
AdminAaron Wolf (Admin, Task Coach) commented
Keep in mind that this is full GPL Open Source software. Anyone who can program in Python is already welcome to adapt the program and add patches, and we are happy to accept input and have in the past.
Anyway, we do not use votes strictly, but they do tell us something about user wishes.
Yes, a plugin system could be a means to achieve other requests. Overall, we are just struggling to find time to handle lots of the things we're trying to do. Please feel free to recruit additional developers who might help us do things like implement a plugin system!
I wonder if the voting system is a bit deceiving to give priority, in this case: I gave a quick look to the top ranked user requests and I think at least half of them could be satisfied via plugins (and probably, better programmers than me could mind how to solve more of them).
If you compare 20 votes for this suggestion with more than 800 for the top ranked, it seems not important. Instead those particular votes probably means that 7-to-20 people could join your effort and satisfy requirements that in total worth some thousands votes...
Ventzy Kunev commented
Developers creating plugins on their own without dependency of main code/developer will make TaskCoach very powerful.
it will solve more probles.. We thining about integration of this as offline task tracking software and we need way how to integrate sync events.