Thanks to the very good holiday layout this year*, I finally got to release the next preview release of Glista – my super simple Gtk+ based to-do list manager for your desktop.
The major improvement in this release is category support. For a while, I didn’t want to add any features that will make the UI more complex than it is. Then I noticed that I tend to add ad-hoc categories to my tasks in order to sort them – that is instead of typing “Fix ZF bug #1234″ I type “ZF: Fix bug #1234″. This is a very natural way to organize your tasks for me, and I assume that it is for most people. So I decided to add category support by recognizing this colon-separated syntax and breaking any item typed in this way into a “cateogry: item” structure.
I think the result is quite nice – no complex UI for managing categories, but what is IMHO good category support.
Take a look at the usage part on the Glista home page for more information on using this feature.
If you are a Linux / Gnome user (or even if you use other desktops but don’t mind using Gtk+ bases stuff), take a shot at Glista – I appreciate any feedback you might have!
Oh, and another nice bonus for this release is a Gentoo Ebuild – if you use Gentoo like me, you are welcome to try it.
* The Jewish / Israeli holiday season of the new Jewish year, which due to the fact that the Jewish calendar is lunar falls on slightly different dates somewhere on September / October, is composed of 4 different holidays, with 2 – 3 non-working days each. This year, to the dismay of employers everywhere, the non-working days fall exactly on weekdays – so we had the pleasure of having 4 weeks with 2 – 3 working days each for the last 4 weeks. How cool is that?