OpenTodoList 3.32 Has Been Released
Once again, we are well into March - over time for the next OpenTodoList release 🕓
While the list of changes this time is not overly long, it still is interesting and - as so often - should help ready the app for accelerated development in the future.
- rpdev/opentodolist#325: This is definitely the issue we spent most time on this release. And if you followed the release notes of OpenTodoList closely, you most likely will have a kind of déjà vu. Yes, we once again tried to port the app over to
cmakeas a build system. This isn’t the first time - and currently, the
qmakebased build still works fine. However, Qt, the framework OpenTodoList is mostly build on, migrated to
cmakeas its main build system with version 6 (to which we hopefully will upgrade soon). Using
cmakewould bring a lot of advantages over
qmake, so it anyway makes sense. Now, with Qt supporting
cmakemore widely and on more platforms, reviving the
cmakebuild for OpenTodoList was the right time. We still need to look into two targets - iOS and Snap - where for this release
qmakeis used. As soon as we have them covered,
cmakewill be used for all official releases of OpenTodoList.
- rpdev/opentodolist#415: Upon a release, GitLab and GitHub create source tarballs automatically, allowing you to download a snapshot of the sources of the app at the time of the release. This is sufficient for a lot of projects, but currently, due to the use of
git submodulesand how they are included in the app, the auto-generated tarballs were not suitable to build OpenTodoList from these. We fixed this, but creating own tarballs, containing also the sources of the included sub-modules. That way, you now should be able to build the app also from the provided tarballs attached to the releases on GitHub!
- rpdev/opentodolist#407: In the library page, when some of the entries had long titles, they were just cut off. This wasn’t quite elegant, so we had to change this. First, as titles get longer, the font size is decreased a bit to fit the title into the item. If the title is even longer and we would need to decrease the font size below a certain limit, we show an indication that the item title is stripped and - when hovering the title with the mouse cursor - show the full one in a tooltip.
- rpdev/opentodolist#408: This one especially hit users on some Android devices, but also might be known to some users on other platforms as well. OpenTodoList prefers using the Roboto or Noto fonts for the GUI, falling back to any font the underlying system deems suitable if neither of them is present. This sometimes led to very strange fonts being used. We are now fixing this by including a copy of the Roboto font with the app - so it now should look nice on any platform, no matter of these fonts are included natively there or not.
Titles of items in the library page now intelligently reduce the font size as the title gets longer. If the font would get too small, the title is truncated - you still can see it via a tooltip by hovering the item.
- Please find the download links for major platforms on GitHub.
- For Android, the release is available via Google Play.
- For iOS, the release is available via the App Store.
- If you use
snap, you can install the app from the snapcraft.io.
- If you use
flatpak, you can install the app from Flathub.
- For Arch based Linux distributions, you can install the app from AUR.
There are currently no known issues. If you encounter any issues, please file a bug report in the bug tracker.