Taskwarrior 2.5.0 beta1 Released
After an intense four-month effort, which focused mainly on a more capable command-line parser, more extension-friendly behavior, and significant improvements to testing, Taskwarrior 2.5.0 beta1 is now released.
We are asking you to please build and test this release in your environment.
This is a major release, with about 1100 code changes and a hundred or so bug fixes, but still resulting in a smaller codebase.
There have been a lot of changes. Here are the highlights:
- Improved command line parser: terminator
--handling, UUID recognition, DOM recognition, red-herring pairs (
foo:bar), escaped slashes in patterns (
/one\/two/), substitutions (
\uNNNN, escaped entities (
\t, etc.) for use in descriptions/annotations, abbreviated day and month names, ISO-8601 durations (
- New virtual tags
- Improved support for DOM references in filters
task 'due.year = 2015 and due.week > 20' list.
- New configuration settings
- Improved urgency: the
urgency.inheritsetting propagates urgency along dependency chains.
- Improved searching: more powerful regular expressions.
- Improved attribute modifiers:
isntare now consistent exact match operator equivalents to
- New command
_unique, for generating unique lists of values, and will ultimately replace several helper commands.
- New command
commands, which lists commands and details about how they affect filters, GC, context, and syntax.
- New verbosity tokens
recur(feedback when a recurring task instance is created),
unwait(for when a waiting task becomes visible).
- Improved extensions: zsh completion, Fish shell completion, add-on scripts now online.
- Improved documentation:
helpcommand, man pages, more online docs, negation
!operator, sample hook scripts.
- Improved sync: GnuTLS now mandatory, so everyone has the
- Improved JSON
exportsupport: free-format JSON, task arrays assumed (which makes import/export work with out-of-the-box parsers), dependencies optionally modeled as an array, UUIDs validated, tasks added/updated without duplication, import from STDIN using
- Improved performance: less data is read from disk depending on the filter.
- Improved diagnostics: duplicate dependency warnings, multi-task edit failures, changes to tasks without IDs, certificate file sizes.
- Improved testing: migrated all Perl tests to Python, parallelized test suite, colorized output, detection of newly passing tests, Python 2.7 and 3 support, better debug output, Bash test library, stress test tool, no more disabled tests - everything runs, test coverage is now 87.8%.
- Widespread code cleanup, removal of dead code, C++11 enhancements, improved portability, merged ISO-8601 and legacy durations, less code, happier developers.
For full details, see the ChangeLog file included in the release.
The release is immediately available as a source
This is a beta release, and is not recommended for stable environments.