DBus interface to GTG

Bug #329989 reported by Lionel Dricot
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Ryan Paul

Bug Description

You should be able to control GTG via DBUS.

Changed in gtg:
assignee: nobody → ploum
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gtg:
milestone: none → 0.2
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Pititjo (jonathan-barnoud) wrote :

What are the plans about gtg dbus support ?

Here is actions that I think an application must be able to do with it :
- open a task in a task editor
- show/hide the task browser and specify the view
- get task list for a specific view (all, work view, tags)
- get tag list
- for a task :
    - get task content
    - get task title
    - get task tags
    - get task subtask
    - edit task
    - edit title
    - add tag
    - delete task
    - change dates
- create task with a specific parent or not

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Alexey Nedilko (alexey.nedilko) wrote :

This is very much desired, because this would allow to integrate GTG with other great apps, like GNOME Do.

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Chris Halse Rogers (raof) wrote :

Is this being actively worked on? Should potential contributors not attempt to provide patches for this?

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Lionel Dricot (ploum-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

Chris > has work has been a bit stalled on this lately, maybe an helping would be great. But if you plan to do it, better to discuss with us on how you intend to do it.

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Ryan Paul (segphault) wrote :

I have implemented a D-Bus interface in revision 259 of my branch:

It supports the following methods:

get_task_ids_filtered(tags, status, started_only, is_root)
get_tasks_filtered(tags, status, started_only, is_root)
new_task(status, title, duedate, startdate, donedate, tags, text, subtasks)
modify_task(tid, task_data)

I have published some sample code that demonstrates how to use it here:

The tasks are returned as python dictionaries with the following values:

{"id": task.get_id(),
 "status": task.get_status(),
 "title": task.get_title(),
 "duedate": task.get_due_date(),
 "startdate": task.get_start_date(),
 "donedate": task.get_closed_date(),
 "tags": task.get_tags_name(),
 "text": task.get_text(),
 "subtask": task.get_subtasks_tid()}

The modify a task, you can change those values in the dictionary and then pass the modified dictionary as the task_data parameter in the modify_task method.

For reasons that I don't entirely understand, filtering on tags does not work. Everything else should work as expected. I'm hoping that somebody who is more familiar with the program's internals will be able to fix the tag filtering part.

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Lionel Dricot (ploum-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

wow, nice. I will test that and try to save the tag filtering part as soon as possible.

Changed in gtg:
assignee: Lionel Dricot (ploum) → Ryan Paul (segphault)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
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Lionel Dricot (ploum-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

Thanks Ryan for this great contribution.

There are still a few points I want to improve (you talked about a bug with the tag filtering, our coding practices are more verbose than yours, specially for return values, one function I'm still not sure I fully understand). Nevertheless, I think that all those issues can be solved in the trunk so I merged your branch. Feel free to improve it and resend patches at any time ! To all edge users : please test and report bugs !

Also, we should document that on our wiki.

Thanks a lot :-)

Changed in gtg:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in gtg:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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