This is the 36th iteration on what happened in the last four weeks in the imag project, the text based personal information management suite for the commandline.
As we got 67 merges since the last post, here only the most important ones. During the last four weeks, imag 0.7.0 happened as well (the first half of the changes noted here is in the release, the next half will be in 0.8.0):
added a feature to
imag-idsto filter by “collection” (directory in the store).
- 76c8443e fixed the clap setup so that text is wrapped in the help output.
- 90eb83a5 re-adds shell completion generation. Thanks goes to mario-kr for this feature. Autocompletion scripts are generated during build time now.
fixed a bug where the logging level could not be set via the
- 88b57910 removed “pipe magic”. We do not go down this path at all.
- 13e69240 added documentation on how to write imag modules.
- 95d3fbeb and 51205af6 added “libimagwiki” and “imag-wiki” respectively.
- c27a5ac7 prepared the 0.7.0 release.
And the following changes will be available in the next release (most of the bugfixes are already in imag 0.7.1):
added functionality to
imag-tagso that it can read ids from stdin.
added functionality to
imag-diaryto be able to list diaries.
added wrapping functionality to
Store::retrieve_for_module()and related code.
imag-git, a wrapper to call git in the imag store.
added functionality to compile markdown even when printing to stdout (in
removed the backend mapping functionality in
libimagstore(which was dead code anyways).
added a functionality to print a seperator line with
imag-viewwhen showning multiple entries.
libimagcontactto be not based on
libimagentryref. This means that the store entries change completely and contacts added in prior versions of imag (0.7.0 for example) will not be compatible anymore.
fixed a bug in
imag-contactwhere the UID of the created contact was not set.
libimagcategoryto automatically do linking.
added email property support in
libimagcontact. This is required for tools like mutt.
libimagentrygpsto use 64 bit values instead of 8 bit.
imag-editshall be used.
added cache flushing functionality for the
Store. This is required when accessing a lot of entries, as this might result in too few file descriptors at some point.
libimagstorelibrary (its iterator interface) to never actually collect internally. This caused the interface of
libimagstoreto change (iterators now return
StoreId. This change was necessary. The patchset fixed all usages (easily!).
Store::walk()interface and related code. The interface was unused anyways.
added functionality in
imag-idsto filter by header values. A language for filtering was introduced (which might change in further development) which can be seen as first step towards a general filtering language.
- a0d7f832 added a vacation/sabatical notice.
Upcoming release and maintainer on vacation
I will re-iterate the following in the release blog post of imag 0.8.0 (which will be next week), but I want to state this here as well:
As some of you already now, I will be gone for a sabatical from next week until early 2019.
This does not mean that the imag project is “dead”. I will continue developing it and will most certainly continue developing it when I’m back.
But what it does mean is that developing will slow down significantly. I don’t know how much I will be able to hack on it or whether I will have access to the internet (or whether I will have time, as I will hopefully go hiking a lot). And there won’t be any releases until early 2019, as I simply do not have the computing power to do a full release (my ThinkPad takes simply too long to compile the complete codebase). I will be mostly “off the grid” and may respond slowly to issues and pull requests.
This does also mean that this will probably be the last “What’s coming up in imag” blog post for this year.
I hope you stay tuned until 2019. I hope I can maintain the repository from wherever I may be during that time. As there are only a few contributions by now - and I don’t expect that number to increase that dramatically - I hope for the best.
Have a nice summer, you all! Maybe we see eachother on Portland Rust Conf in August (if I can make it)!