Proper project management in vim. Standing on the shoulders of vimwiki and Taskwarrior
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Make sure you satisfy the requirements
Vim 7.4 or newer, with +python or +python3 (NeoVim is also supported)
Vimwiki (the dev branch)
git clone https://github.com/vimwiki/vimwiki ~/.vim/bundle/ --branch dev
sudo dnf install task
tasklib (the develop branch), Python library for Taskwarrior.
sudo pip3 install --upgrade -r requirements.txt
Taskwiki is slowly deprecating Python 2 support. Future features are no longer developed with Python2 compatibility in mind.
Using pathogen (or similar vim plugin manager), the taskwiki install is as simple as:
git clone https://github.com/tools-life/taskwiki ~/.vim/bundle/taskwiki
However, make sure your box satisfies the requirements stated above.
To access documentation, run :helptags taskwiki and then :help taskwiki.
The following optional plugins enhance and integrate with TaskWiki. At very least,I'd recommend the AnsiEsc plugin - Taskwarrior charts are much more fun when they're colorful!
vim-plugin-AnsiEsc adds color support in charts.
git clone https://github.com/powerman/vim-plugin-AnsiEsc ~/.vim/bundle/
tagbar provides taskwiki file navigation.
git clone https://github.com/majutsushi/tagbar ~/.vim/bundle/
vim-taskwarrior enables grid view.
git clone https://github.com/farseer90718/vim-taskwarrior ~/.vim/bundle/
How it works
Taskwiki enhances simple vimwiki task lists by storing the task metadata in Taskwarrior. Taskwarrior uses plaintext data files as a back end, and taskwiki uses Taskwarrior as a back end. This allows taskwiki to leverage its powerful features, such as filtering, recurrent tasks, user defined attributes or hooks.
Note: Taskwiki only handles check lists that use the asterisk
*. All other
lists, i.e. those written with a hyphen
- or a pound sign
# as well as
ordered lists, are left alone. This allows you to define plain lists and even
vimwiki check lists that are unrelated to Taskwarrior.
* [ ] Install Taskwiki
Such tasks get synced to TaskWarrior when the file is saved. Additional metadata, as project, tags, priority, can be stored with this task.
Some of that metadata gets visually represented in vim, and is updated if the representation changes in vim.
* [ ] Install Taskwiki !!! (2015-08-23 19:00)
Tasks can be grouped - simply written in one block. This has the advantage of any child tasks being marked as dependencies of the parent tasks.
* [ ] Get married * [X] Find a girlfriend * [ ] Buy a ring * [ ] Propose
Viewport is a header with a task query (filter) embedded, generating the corresponding task list. These tasks can be modified and changes will be synced back to task data. A simple viewport can look as follows:
== Home tasks | project:Home ==
Filter query is concealed.
Upon saving, this will generate the list of matching tasks, in a tree-like fashion (respecting dependencies).
== Home tasks | project:Home == * [ ] Feed the dog (2015-08-08) * [ ] Tidy up the house !! * [ ] Wash the dishes * [ ] Declare war on the cobwebs
Tasks added (written) to the task list under the viewport inherit the defaults from its filter.
== Home tasks | project:Home == * [ ] Feed the dog * [ ] Tidy up the house !! * [ ] Wash the dishes * [ ] Declare war on the cobwebs * [ ] Call the landlord about rent payment (2015-08-23) ^ the task above will have project:Home set automatically
For some more complex filters, defaults cannot be automatically derived. In such case, you can specify the defaults explicitly:
== Urgent tasks | +OVERDUE or +urgent | +urgent == ^ defaults definition
Viewports can be inspected by hitting [CR] with cursor above them.
A preset header has a similar syntax to a viewport:
== Home tasks || project:Home ==
In contrast to viewports it does not generate a list of associated tasks. Instead it sets a filter for all viewports and default attributes for all new tasks in the corresponding section.
Like with viewports for complex filters the default attributes can be given manually.
== Home tasks || project:house or project:garden || project:house ==
Multiple levels of preset headers are chained. So you can do this:
== Taskwiki development || project:Taskwiki == * Non-task notes === Bugs || +bugs === * [ ] Bug #42 === Features || +features === * [ ] Some Feature
Here both tasks are assigned the Taskwiki project, as well the respective tag.
Taskwiki can provide additional information reports on a task list (selected, or part of a viewport) and on individual tasks as well. These reports are shown in dynamic temporary splits.
* [ ] Tidy up the house !! (2015-08-23)
For example, hitting [CR] on the above task runs :TaskWikiInfo and displays:
Name Value ------------- --------------------------------------------------------- ID 6 Description Tidy up the house 2015-08-22 21:29:35 Tip: Use roomba for vacuum-cleaning Status Pending Project Home Entered 2015-08-22 21:27:26 (2 minutes) Due 2015-08-23 00:00:00 Last modified 2015-08-22 21:30:21 (1 second) Virtual tags ANNOTATED MONTH PENDING READY UNBLOCKED YEAR UUID 448c2fa9-6a06-454e-a2bc-b0c8ae91994f Urgency 9.895 Priority H Date Modification ------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------ 2015-08-14 21:29:35 Annotation of 'Tip: Use roomba for vacuum-cleaning' added. 2015-08-14 21:30:11 Due set to '2015-08-23 00:00:00'.
Running the :TaskWikiSummary can produce side-split like this:
Project Remaining Avg age Complete 0% 100% ------------------ --------- -------- -------- ------------------------------ Work 18 4 weeks 74% ====================== Designs Feature X 3 4 weeks 89% ========================== Feature Y 7 2 weeks 47% ========= Tickets 5 3 weeks 79% ====================== Blog 1 4 months 50% ===============
There are many more reports (burndown, calendar, history, projects, stats, summary, tags,..), but for the sake of brevity, they will not be described here. They work in a similar fashion.
Task modification commands
Taskwiki provides commands for the all the traditional operation on tasks, such as starting, stopping, completing, deletion, annotation, generic modification, etc.
* [ ] Tidy up the house !! (2015-08-23)
Say we want to postpone this task to tomorrow. This can be achieved by hitting [Leader]tm (:TaskWikiMod) a prompt will show up, where we enter our desired modification:
Enter modifications: due:tomorrow
Task is instantly updated:
* [ ] Tidy up the house !! (2015-08-24)
Task modification commands can be performed on a task currently below the cursor, or on a visually selected group of tasks.
Viewport flags: Custom data sources / sort orders can be defined for individual viewports.
Grid view: If vim-taskwarrior is available, it can be used to display a grid view of available tasks.
Tagbar: Can be shown to display a overview of a Taskwiki file
Interactive splits: Assign project/tags by picking a option from a split that lists all the already used projects/tags.
Created by: Tomas Babej.
Design suggestions contributed by: David J Patrick.
Inspired by: vimwiki-tasks plugin.
Taskwiki wouldn't be possible without all the work and support from the Taskwarrior community. Come hang out at #taskwarrior on Freenode.
Code and issue tracker is hosted at: https://github.com/tools-life/taskwiki
Feel free to submit pull requests and/or file issues for bugs and suggestions.
Taskwiki comes with preconfigured docker-based test setup. To run the tests, simply issue:
PYTEST_FLAGS="-n8" make test
To run a single test and show vim errors:
PYTEST_FLAGS="-s -k TestChooseProject" make test
You may also build a docker image with different versions of some dependencies:
docker-compose build --build-arg TASK_VERSION=2.6.0 tests
To run the included tests directly you will require
Note also, that the tests depend on language specific messages. So you might
need to install and enable either the
en_GB locale. For example:
LANG=en_US python -m pytest
tzlocal library can't detect your local timezone, it has to be set explicitly using the environment variable
TZ. For example, before launching vim: