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Tool to sync Taskwarrior projects with Trello boards

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# TrelloWarrior

Tool to sync Taskwarrior projects with Trello boards.

## Requirements

### In Taskwarrior

First for all you need configure some UDAs in Taskwarrior to store some
Trello data. This is very, very, very important. If you dont have the UDAs
configured before run TrelloWarrior you'll destroy your Taskwarrior tasks

To set UDAs in Taskwarrior simply edit `.taskrc` and add the following

# UDAs
uda.trelloid.label=Trello ID
uda.trellolistname.label=Trello List Name

The first UDA `trelloid` is used to store the Trello Card ID and establish
an equivalence between Trello Cards and Taskwarrior Tasks. Note that you
never, never, never, never, (period), should edit this field.

The second UDA `trellolistname` is used to determine the Trello List where
the Card/Task is stored. You can edit this field without problems to move
the task to another list.

### For TrelloWarrior

#### Prepare the environment

For run TrelloWarrior you need to install
[tasklib]( and
[py-trello]( TrelloWarrior uses these
Python helpers to comunicate with Taskwarrior and Trello.

You can use your package system to install it, but the easy way is to use
a Python 2.7 virtualenv:

virtualenv2 trw
. trw/bin/activate
pip install tasklib
pip install py-trello

Note that in several distributions the Virtualenv executable is called
simply `virtualenv` instead `virtualenv2`.

#### Get the keys

TrelloWarrior access to Trello via API. You need generate an access token
for it.

First go to: to get your API Key and API Secret.

In a bash compatible shell, run the following exports to config (configure
with your data).

export TRELLO_API_KEY="your_api_key"
export TRELLO_API_SECRET="your_api_secret"
export TRELLO_NAME="TrelloWarrior"
export TRELLO_EXPIRATION="30days"

Note: You can set the `TRELLO_EXPIRATION` to `1hour`, `1day`, `30days`,
`never`. We recomend use `30days` for tests and `never` for daily use.

Now run the Trello util script in the Virtualenv to get the token and token

python trw/lib/python2.7/site-packages/trello/

This return some like this.

Request Token:
- oauth_token = 1c5ad394834dde42a7655437ab3e0060
- oauth_token_secret = dffc3a62622ef450028f685406bceacc

Go to the following link in your browser:,write&expiration=30days&name=trellowarrior
Have you authorized me? (y/n)

You must visit the link to authorize the token. This gives you a pin like

You have granted access to your Trello information.

To complete the process, please give this verification code:


Respond yes, and insert the pin.

What is the PIN? 17894a35a2f745c3a184cf8e4bb5f1f9
Access Token:
- oauth_token = 0469c6271416af6eae10123fdae0afc1135e9082bb0b5ba87b2f8a1db9d7f0b1
- oauth_token_secret = a978b159692cfc315377790669ac99a0

You may now access protected resources using the access tokens above.

Finaly you have access tokens to put in TrelloWarrior config file.

## Configuration

The TrelloWarrior config is very easy. There is a `trellowarrior.conf`
sample file that you can modify to set with your data.

### DEFAULT Section

In the `DEFAULT` section, it is mandatory to set your Trello API key and
token and, at least, one sync project.
The sync project corresponds to the following sections
that define the Taskwarrior project and Trello board equivalence.

* `taskwarrior_taskrc_location` Optional. Define where your *taskrc* file is located. Default: `~/.taskrc`
* `taskwarrior_data_location` Optional. Define where your *task* data dir is located. Default: `~/.task`

* `trello_api_key` MANDATORY. Your Trello Api Key.
* `trello_api_secret` MANDATORY. Your Trello Api Secret.
* `trello_token` MANDATORY. Your Trello Token.
* `trello_token_secret` MANDATORY. Your Trello Token Secret.

* `sync_projects` MANDATORY. Define what sections are loaded, separated by spaces.

### Project/Board Sections

The Project/Board sections are called from `sync_projects` and define the
equivalence between Taskwarrior and Trello.

* `tw_project_name` MANDATORY. The name of project in Taskwarrior.
* `trello_board_name` MANDATORY. The name of Trello Board.
* `trello_todo_list` Optional. The name of Trello list where new pending tasks are stored. Default: `To Do`
* `trello_doing_list` Optional. The name of Trello list for active tasks. Default: `Doing`
* `trello_done_list` Optional. The name of Trello list for done taks. Default: `Done`

## Equivalences

| Taskwarrior | Trello |
| UDA: trelloid | Card ID |
| UDA: trellolistname | List Name |
| Project | Board Name |
| Description | Card Name |
| Due | Card Due Date |

## Known limitations

The main objective of TaskWarrior is to be simple so it **doesn't manage
collisions**. The sync strategy is **last modified wins**, this means that if
you do a modification in Trello and later a modification in Taskwarrior,
TrelloWarrior does the sync and keeps the Taskwarrior data, because it is
the last touched.

You can have infinite lists in your Trello, but all of them are considered
as *pending*. You only can have one *doing* list and one *done* list, but
these lists can be configured.

If you have several boards with same name, TrelloWarrior always picks the
first one.

For now, only syncs *Title/Description*, *Due dates* and *Status*.

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