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A library for common timetracking functionality.
``hamsterlib`` aims to be a replacement for ``projecthamster`` backend
library. While we are not able to function as a straight forward drop-in
replacement we try very hard to stay as compatible as possible. As a consequence
clients are able to switch to ``hamsterlib`` merely by changing some basic
calls. Most of the semantics and return values will be as before.
This itself points to a major architectural shift in the way ``hamsterlib`` approaches
timetracking. We are firm believers in *do one thing, and do it well*. The tried and
tested unix toolbox principle. As such we focus on providing useful backend
functionality and helper methods so clients (dbus interfaces, CLIs or graphical UIs)
can build upon a solid and consistent base and focus on their specific requirements.
* Full python >=2.7 and >=3.4 compatibility
* Full unicode support
* >= 95% test coverage
* Extensive documentation
* Focus on clean, maintainable code.
* Free software: GPL3
* All you need for production, test or dev environments comes out of the box
with regular python tools.
* Build dev environment: ``make develop``
* Build the documentation locally: ``make docs``
* Run just the tests: ``make test``
* Run entire test suite including linters and coverage: ``make test-all``
* `Documentation by 'read the docs' <https://hamsterlib.readthedocs.org>`_
* `Project management with 'waffles' <https://waffle.io/elbenfreund/hamsterlib>`_
* `CI thanks to Travis-CI <https://travis-ci.org/elbenfreund/hamsterlib>`_
* `Coverage reports by 'codecov' <https://codecov.io/elbenfreund/hamsterlib>`_
* `Dependency monitoring by 'requires.io' <https://requires.io/github/elbenfreund/hamsterlib/requirements/?branch=master>`_
News: Version 0.10.0
This new release marks our switch to semantic versioning and brings a few stability improvements
as well as ``ìcal`` and ``xml`` export. We improved documentation, internal code and
project handling a bit but for a full list of changes please refer to the changelog.
This early release is mainly meant as a rough proof-of-concept at this stage. It
showcases our API as well as our general design decisions.
As such there are a few functionalities/details of the original ``projecthamster``
backend that we wish to allow for, but are not provided so far.
* Tags (We accept them but they are not stored in the backend.)
* Autocomplete related methods
* Trophies (The jury is still out on if and how we want to support those.)
* Migrations from old databases.
Despite our efforts to stay backwards compatible we did deliberately break the way
``Facts`` without end dates are handled. We think allowing for them in any persistent
backend creates a data consistency nightmare and so far there seems no conceivable
use case for it, let alone an obvious semantic.
What we do allow for is *one* ``ongoing fact``. That is a fact that has a start,
but no end date. For details, please refer to the documentation.
Tools used in rendering this package:
.. _Cookiecutter: https://github.com/audreyr/cookiecutter
.. _`cookiecutter-pypackage`: https://github.com/audreyr/cookiecutter-pypackage
* Add ``ical`` export facilities. Brand new writer using the ``icalendar`` library.
* Add ``xml`` export facilities.
* Switch to `semantic versioning <http://semver.org>`_
* Added GPL3 boilerplate
* Provide documentation on packaging and ``requirements.txt``.
* Add support for `editorconfig <http://editorconfig.org>`_
* Introduce fine grained, storage backend dependent config options.
* fact managers ``save`` method now enforces new ``fact_min_delta`` setting.
* Fixed broken packing in ``setup.py``.
* Storage manager methods now use extensive logging.
* Documentation moved to 'alabaster' theme and content extended.
* Remove usage of ``future.builtins.str``.
* Adjusted ``release`` make target.
* First release on PyPi
* Improved documentation
* Support for *ongoing facts*.
* Updated requirements
* First release on github
TODO: Brief introduction on what you do with files - including link to relevant help section.