AdminJérôme Laheurte (Admin, Task Coach)

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    AdminJérôme Laheurte (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    There's not much that can be done on the UI side right now. I'm currently rewriting it to use Qt instead of wxWidgets, which will give me more freedom to tinker (and less bugs), but it's a long and difficult process, won't be finished before long.

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    AdminJérôme Laheurte (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    Errr, no. There must be another problem; I use Task Coach on Linux and the space in the filename is perfectly valid. It's the shell that interprets it a something "special", and we don't use the shell to save a file. Could you open a bug on SourceForge instead?

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    AdminJérôme Laheurte (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    Err, asking the user if he wants to save when quitting has been there from day one. If it doesn't work any more it's a major bug. I'll try to take a look this week-end. Any chance you could open a bug report on SourceForge ?

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    AdminJérôme Laheurte (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    Is there a way to test this ? Even if I install the new .deb, the Gnome software center shows me the summary from the repository, not the local install...

    AdminJérôme Laheurte (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    Shouldn't be too hard; I'll see this week-end.

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    AdminJérôme Laheurte (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    First, we're reluctant to add yet another set of settings to what already looks like the control panel for a Boeing 747.

    Second, that would bring up a whole lot of questions, whose answers may not be obvious, or worse, with different "obvious" answers for different users; for instance do we inherit only the parent's properties or those of all the ancestors ? I'm pretty sure asking three different people will give three different answers.

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    AdminJérôme Laheurte (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    Yep, no other way right now

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    AdminJérôme Laheurte (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    Scratch this. Categories that *start* with '+' or '@' are exported. Same remark though, exporting all categories wouldn't be wise in my opinion. But we may mark categories to be exported as projects or contexts differently, when this mechanism is implemented:

    https://taskcoach.uservoice.com/admin/forums/26465-desktop-version-windows-linux-mac-of-task-coach/suggestions/5342642-embeded-command-capability

    AdminJérôme Laheurte (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    For categories, there is already something. Create two top-level categories named "+" and "@". Every subcategory of one of those will be exported. I think it's better to keep the context/project concepts separate from general Task Coach categories.

    As for the file, as the auto import/export is a global setting and would need to move to the actual task file (you don't want to export all your task files to the same .txt), it's a bit more difficult. I'll see what I can do.

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    AdminJérôme Laheurte (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    The category viewer is intended for filtering, not modification...

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    1 comment  ·  Other Task Coach requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminJérôme Laheurte (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    Same problem as always: this API relies on a "secret" API key, which is something difficult to include in an open-source app...

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    AdminJérôme Laheurte (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    No, the budget is a task property, you'll only have it in the task view.

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    AdminJérôme Laheurte (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    In theory, dropping the e-mail should also attach it. When you open the attachment (using "Open all attachments" from the task popup menu for instance), it should first try to open the original mail in Outlook.

    Not sure this still works though. I don't actually have Outlook to test it...

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    AdminJérôme Laheurte (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    As a workaround you can make it so the end date changes to maintain the delta whenever you change the start date. See the "Dates" preferences.

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    14 comments  ·  Other Task Coach requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    There is a way to access Task Coach items on Android through todo.txt format using the Free/Libre/Open app Simpletask
    see here:
    http://taskcoach.uservoice.com/forums/26480-other-task-coach-requests/suggestions/288896-support-for-accessing-task-coach-items-on-android

    We understand that is not the same as a full Android Task Coach app.

    We will need someone to create a GPLv3+ licensed Android app for Task Coach in order to get a full client. Anyone interested in helping with this project should contact us and we’ll be happy to assist them.

    AdminJérôme Laheurte (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    I answered that by e-mail. I'm pasting the answer here for the record:

    I posted here https://taskcoach.uservoice.com/forums/26480-other-task-coach-
    requests/suggestions/2652582-a-full-android-version-of-task-coach-comparable-t
    but I don\'t know if you saw it, so I\'ll repeat it here:

    I\'m the author of the Android version (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?
    id=hg.hgTdlList&feature=search_result#?
    t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImhnLmhnVGRsTGlzdCJd) of Abstract Spoon\'s todo list.
    Since both of this and Task Coach use xml files, it was fairly simple to use my existing
    code to write an Android app that can read a Task Coach file (some items still need some
    work).
    However, before I continue work to make it possible to edit the file, I have some questions:
    What is the status field used for? From what I read later, it\'s used for syncing purposes.

    Yes, but only for SyncML. The sync with the mobile app is simpler: modification/new/deleted status is maintained on the device. In the first phase of the sync, it’s used to update the objects on the desktop. Then everything is uploaded from the desktop to the device. So it’s a server-wins-conflicts type of sync and the « status » is not needed on the desktop side.

    Also the id doesn\'t seem quite random? I noticed that the last part of it, seems to be the
    same for all the the items with an id.

    Not quite random. But the only actual requirement is its uniqueness.

    I assume the guid is specific for each task list?

    Yes

    Although this doesn\'t seem quite random
    either? Android has an UUID class based on variant 2 of RFC 4122, the Leach-Salz
    variant. Would that be acceptable?

    Yes. It’s only used to uniquely identify a task file on the device.

    Also is the file always saved in utf-8? Also in Windows? (I\'m using linux)

    Yes, but the encoding is declared in the file (it’s XML after all).

    Can I use the Task Coach and the other icons for the app?

    Yes. Almost all icons come from the Nuvola icon set (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Nuvola_icons). They’re stored in icons.in/nuvola.zip in the source tree.

    I don\'t have much knowledge of python, so it would be great to get some clarification
    without having to investigate the source code for Task Coach.

    Here you are! Don’t hesitate to send us an email if you have further questions.

    Cheers
    Jérôme

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    AdminJérôme Laheurte (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    Ah, I see the problem on Fedora 9: the icon is blurry. I'm not sure we can do anything; we don't have any source (vector) version...

    AdminJérôme Laheurte (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    What's the problem exactly ? It looks OK on my Ubuntu 13.04.

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    AdminJérôme Laheurte (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    That's actually a bug, of course the right hour should be selected. Could you file a bug report on Sourceforge ?

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    AdminJérôme Laheurte (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    There's a viewer that shows efforts for a single task (View => New viewer => Effort for a task) and you can print from it; isn't that what you're looking for ?

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    AdminJérôme Laheurte (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    The RPM is pure Python anyway so a 64 bits package would have exactly the same files. I don't remember if RPM supports 'noarch' packages...

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    AdminJérôme Laheurte (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    Why ? The 32-bits version is self-contained, works on a 64-bits platform and wouldn't run any faster if it was natively 64-bits.

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    AdminJérôme Laheurte (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    "At the same time" => he wants to have both notifications for one reminder. I wonder if recent Snarl versions allow more interaction though, the ideal would be to have a snooze button on the Snarl notification.

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