Task Coach Portable 0.69.2 Released

Submitted by Patrick Patience on May 4, 2008 - 10:00pm

Task Coach logoTask Coach Portable 0.69.2 has been released. Task Coach Portable is the popular Task Coach packaged as a portable app so you bring your to-do list and task manager with you so you always stay on top of things. This new release updates Task Coach to the latest release, has better integration with the PortableApps.com Platform and support for a portable documents directory. It's packaged in PortableApps.com Format so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com Suite. And it's open source and completely free.

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Task Coach Portable ScreenshotTask Coach is a free/open source to-do manager with a friendly interface making it very easy to create, organize, and manage all of your tasks. Task Coach features various handy options such as setting start and completion dates for a task, creating a budget for a task, adding attachments, reminders and more!

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New In This Release

This release updates Task Coach to the latest release (release notes) and adds support for a portable documents directory and the lanuage support in an upcoming PortableApps.com Platform release.

PortableApps.com Installer / PortableApps.com Format

Task Coach Portable is packaged in a PortableApps.com Installer so it will automatically detect an existing PortableApps.com installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in PortableApps.com Format, so it automatically works with the PortableApps.com Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Task Coach Portable is available for immediate download from the Task Coach Portable homepage. Get it today!

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"What about Love?" - "Overrated. Biochemically no different than eating large quantities of chocolate." - Al Pacino in The Devils Advocate

OK ...how to disable that notorious splash screen? I won't even look at this (or any other) program as long their splash screens can't be disabled. Sorry, but I'm one of those that are allergic to splash screens.

It's easy to disable.

Copy the [AppName]Portable.ini file out of the /Other/source directory and into the [AppName]Portable base directory, then edit the file (do not delete any lines) and change "DisableSplashScreen=false" to "DisableSplashScreen=true"

The developer formerly known as ZGitRDun8705

Nope. Not this time. I've managed to disable any splash screen so far (except Gimp's, which I don't use anymore, for some unknown reason ;-)), but not this one.

Odd....this should function the same for all apps. The reason GIMP's can't be disabled is because that splash screen is part of GIMP itself, not part of the launcher. GIMP is a large program and takes quite a while to load.

Edit: I found the issue. It's a bug in the launcher source.

APPNAME is defined as Task Coach, it should be TaskCoach (no space), because the launcher tries to read ${APPNAME}Directory from the ini. With a space in the name, it can't read correctly, so it will always error out.

The developer formerly known as ZGitRDun8705

Just Kidding Blum

"a bug in the launcher source"

Actually these comments should not be in a news release but in the support forums.


Things have got to get better, they can't get worse, or can they?