|Julien Vehent on 18 Aug 2011 12:46:55 -0700|
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|Re: [PLUG] Walt's presentation on taskwarrior|
On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 02:10:02PM -0400, Julien Vehent wrote:I just switched from outlook's "managed" tasks (pretty much only flagging emails) to taskwarrior. I like the capabilities of the tool, but I didn't find a proper way to put an estimate on a task. As is, there no difference between "create email account for bob" and "migrate the oracle server to a new hardware", but in reality, the second one takes 100 times longer. How can I reflect that in taskwarrior ? Julien
On Thu, 18 Aug 2011 14:21:01 -0400, Walt Mankowski wrote:
I found some discussion about that in the forums at http://taskwarrior.org/boards/8/topics/938 but it looks like it was never implemented because they thought it be too difficult to manage all that from the command line. I can think of a few kludgey ways to do that with the current interface, for example using tags or annotations.
I just tried the tag thing, adding a tag with the estimate duration. it's not bad at all and gives a quick overview of the time needed to complete.
Now, the killer feature, would be to compare actual realization time with the estimate. But I suppose it's difficult to dedicate 4h on a task without being preempted, so it would probably not give accurate results.
taskwarrior is definetely nice. I love having the flexibility of the command line ! With a (very) quick and (very) dirty script in my personal crontab, I get a task list every morning:
14 00 * * * echo -e "OVERDUE\n\n" > /tmp/jvetasklist ; task long overdue >> /tmp/jvetasklist ; echo -e "\nTODAY\n\n" >> /tmp/jvetasklist ; task minimal due:today >> /tmp/jvetasklist ; echo -e "\nHIGH PRIORITY\n" >> /tmp/jvetasklist ; task minimal priority:H >> /tmp/jvetasklist ; cat /tmp/jvetasklist|mail -s "$(date +%Y%m%d) Task List" jvehent
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