Taskserver 1.1.0 Released 2015-05-11

After more than a year of improvements, Taskserver 1.1.0 is released.

This is a major release, with greatly improved setup, security and logging, which make this a recommended upgrade. Changes include:

Configuration

  • New setup helper script, setup_server.bash, which interactively leads the whole setup and configuration process.
  • When hosting, the configured server name is no longer ignored.
  • Taskserver can now be restricted to IPv4 or IPv6.
  • New man page for taskdctl.
  • Server now supports a configuration setting trust, which can be either strict or allow all, and defaults to strict.

Security

  • Configurable client certificate verification.
  • Improved PKI scripts.
  • Certificate examples now use CN, and not SANs.
  • CRL certificate is now optional.
  • Added certificate verification to GnuTLS versions older than 2.9.10.

Features

  • The statistics request is now supported.
  • validate command will parse/validate a JSON string or file. Used for debugging Taskserver clients.
  • If the trust setting contains a bad value, the diagnostics command will indicate this, and the server will log it.
  • Can log to STDOUT when configuration setting log is set to '-'.
  • Improved diagnostics command output.
  • Taskserver no longer ignore the host definition.
  • Improved logging for erros, problems, data conflicts, JSON parsing ...
  • Systemd script: taskd.service.

Portability

  • Taskserver builds with the musl library
  • Removed linking of pthreads.

Miscellaneous

  • Improved I/O performance with better defaults for buffer sizes.
  • Removed support for client.allow/client.deny settings.
  • Documentation improvements.
  • Most documentation moved online, to keep it more current and correct.
  • Many bug fixes.

Please bear in mind that GnuTLS is a security product, and it is important that you use the most recent version available. Please upgrde GnuTLS before building Taskwarrior and Taskserver.

For full details, see the ChangeLog file included in the release.

The release is immediately available as a source tarball. Binary packages will soon be available via your Operating System's package manager.