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Release Notes

16/08/2011: v1.1u2

Additions

  • action Variables / Variable Section (substring)
  • action/state edit: minus button for slider manipulation

Bugfixes

  • search key press was dismissing dialogs (Android bug) and causing various problems
  • was occasionally incorrectly warning about failing to save data
  • event contexts weren't having their parameters detailed in export descriptions
  • UI prefs tab was starting halfway down the tab
  • misc UI bugs in unusual circumstances fixes
  • catch Android crash getting app widget manager
  • action Get Location: task was not continuing after a fix if another task was Waiting at the same time
  • Get Location, Popup, Get Voice etc.: after timeout expiry, execution was sticking if another task was Waiting at the same time

Changes

  • test for 'system app status' at action selection time rather than first run
  • tweaked state format in export descriptions
  • tweaked event param display in profile list
  • Menu / More / Run An Action: runs even if Tasker disabled

09/08/2011: v1.1u1

Bugfixes

  • action Open Map: do variable replacements on label
  • action Open Map: don't try zoom with label, doesn't work

Changes

  • removed requirement from 1.1 that variable names not start with a number
  • match localized translation of on/off as well as on/off themselves for Variable Value state, Variable Set event and action conditions
  • swapped ok/cancel icons
  • variable editor: capitalized text entry for variable names
  • action popup: empty header and footer when no title, min height
  • catch exceptions probing for wimax manager
  • doc browsing, switch to icons for backward/forward
  • catch exceptions around system event handling
  • attempt to fix strange bug resulting from Back harware key in Task Edit in unknown circumstances

05/08/2011: v1.1

Highlights

  • look-and-feel refresh
  • variable editor
  • Locale condition-plugin compatibility (as state, experimental)
  • front-facing camera support
  • shake event with variable sensitivity and direction detection

Incompatibilities

  • variable names now enforce the rule 'can't start with a number', previously only documented like that
  • %CELLSIG was reporting 0,2,...16 instead of 1,2,3,...8 on some devices
  • action Variable Clear: now only *user* variables can be cleared
  • built-in variable values on/off were being translated to different languages

Additions

  • configurable duration auto backups, with restore dialog
  • Menu / Prefs / Misc / Profile Activation History, writes file to SD
  • store each profile's creation date, display in profile properties dialog
  • Menu / Profile Data / Save Defs (Dev Only), writes (some) (incomplete) data definitions to SD
  • action Phone / Bluetooth Voice
  • action Display / Car Mode
  • action Display / Night Mode
  • variable UI Mode, %UIMODE (desk,car or normal) (dynamic, monitored)
  • variable Night Mode, %NIGHT (on,off,auto)
  • code modification for new wimax API
  • custom notification pulldown colours, Black Title Grey Text
  • Open Map: parameter Label, shows point if specified
  • action: Photo / Camera parameter (front/rear) (Android 2.3+)
  • action: Tasker / Disable Tasker
  • action: Input / Voice Command
  • Prefs / UI / Always View Help Online
  • action Variables / Variable Convert
  • action Media / Play Ringtone
  • action Input / Get Voice
  • variable Voice Results (%VOICE)
  • action File / Test File
  • action File / Delete File: added Shred Level parameter
  • variables %FNAME, %FDIR, %FTYPE, %FSIZE, %FMODS
  • event Sensor / Shake
  • action: Audio / BT Voice Volume
  • action Encrypt File/Dir: parameter Shred Original (Direct-Purchase version only)
  • link to overview document from Info menu
  • variable value issue popup on first run of 1.1 for non-english
  • action Clear Variable: parameter Pattern Matching
  • xlargeScreens attribute in Manifest
  • few extra built-in icons (from Tasker UI)
  • state categories
  • action Encryption / Set Key (direct-purchase version only)
  • Prefs / Monitor / Orientation State Accuracy
  • action Alert / Set Light (LED, backlight, keyboard, buttons etc) (root only,selected devices)
  • event edit: file selector for file events

Bugfixes

  • multiple-context-profiles: when one context went active, sometimes profile also went briefly active due to having been active previously then masked by one less power-hungry
  • app contexts: app monitor wasn't being reset after stopping (due to not being needed temporarily)
  • on/off builtin variable values were being translated to different languages
  • event Gesture: was possible to paste in an invalid value which later caused crash
  • action HTTP Get/Post: username/password with an @ was causing failure
  • don't show variable inserter button for Gesture event
  • execution wakelock was not being released for first minute (approximately) of a Wait action
  • after profile import, user tab sort in flat mode was failing for some positions
  • user vars like %LIGHTXXX were causing monitoring of builtin vars like %LIGHT
  • menu tasks / Load App: variable in labels were not being replaced
  • resetting prefs to default would result in the wrong monitor notification icon
  • slider parameters were not checked for variables
  • monitor permanent notification custom pulldown: respect system time format specification
  • some events taking a phone/sms param were not matching C:FAV etc
  • action CPU: frequencies were not being correctly validated
  • enter passphrase / query var: backgrounds were stretching
  • action Phone(xxx): handle camera orientation better (and dynamically) in Android 2.3+ (devices that support camera rotation)
  • don't show 'download more icons' entry for Notify actions invoked via Run One Action
  • was allowing selection of user icons for notifications (doesn't work)
  • action CPU: if new min freq > cur max, do new max first
  • don't allow enter state plugin category when no plugins available
  • state Orientation with Display Unlocked event wasn't functioning correctly
  • profile cooldown: if all profile contexts went active again during the cooldown period, profile was not reactivating at end of cooldown period
  • state Cell Near: inserting cell ID from recent list was losing recent changes
  • Enter Key: wasn't accepting new entry if cipher already existed (potentially with different passphrase)
  • calibrate button in prefs was always focused
  • plus buttons for sliders weren't updating number display
  • Delete Directory: was flashing spurious 'not empty' messages errors
  • state Cell Near: selecting a cell from the recent list, was replacing all other cells
  • another UI lock security hole
  • don't allow Lock UI pref checked without a passcode being entered
  • action/state edit: seekbar initialization was crashing on some Android versions
  • Mobile Network state: wimax/lte were not being detected as 4G (or at all...)
  • bad links in overview and support docs
  • action edit, called from Menu / More / Run An Action or action Query Action: was exiting after calling some subactivities
  • Download More Icons link was not showing in icon select dialog for notification actions
  • action Action/Component Intent: data field wasn't doing variable replacement
  • system time being set backwards was messing up time context activation in some cases
  • accept variable for action Vibrate Pattern
  • recheck 3rd Party action and event availability after first SD card mount
  • Proximity: buffer readings to cope with bouncing at display turn-on
  • Proximity: was omitting events in some circumstances
  • Zoom Element Size was not quite working properly and producing an error message
  • Gesture event: Preferences button was going to wrong prefs tab
  • security hole to avoid lock code
  • Kill App, Use Root: was giving error and stopping task if the app wasn't running
  • event edit: variable inserter was showing for parameters with pull-down selectors
  • event File Deleted wasn't working... strange... sure it was before...
  • state Cell Near: CDMA cells were mistakenly getting a space in the specification (CDMA: 1234.5678) which was having side-effects

Changes

  • detect pro package for K9
  • profile list/export: show arguments for states
  • SD log: split into two files, first rotates to second at 1.5MB (so total maximum unchanged)
  • action edit, require minimally 1 second for Wait/Wait Until
  • monitor notification icon: took out support for old transparent icon code, may need reselection
  • mention which variable name is bad when complaining about one
  • using variable instead of slider value for integer action parameters: check variable name is valid
  • Menu / Profile Data / Backup also writes a human-readable data version to SD (userbackup.xml.txt)
  • match date formatting better to system setting
  • new colour picker
  • if running as system app, allow selection of Take Call, Radio and Silence Ringer with Gingerbread (experimental detection, need feedback)
  • action Vibrate Pattern: allow spaces in specification
  • warn about disabled plugin activity,receiver or application
  • don't show plugins whose edit activities are not exported
  • don't use (and warn about) plugins whose receivers are not exported
  • fr/es/zh translation refresh
  • plugins with no or empty label are not shown (previously shown as ??????)
  • log warning for plugins set debuggable (for developer)
  • store Tasker's last-seen location fixes in permanent storage to survive reboot
  • after entering UI unlock code, automatically repeat the previously locked action (not at startup)
  • Open Map: restrict shown paremeters dependent on type
  • removed data sanity check
  • UI variable select list: include all user-variables found in data, even those with no value assigned
  • action Play Ringtone: improved parameter validation
  • delete icon in task edit screen
  • Call Divert: will accept variables for To field
  • Gingerbread+: tweaked hiding of permanent notification, let me know if it ditches the gap
  • Torch/Photo action availability: test with new Camera API if it's available
  • improved variable lookup efficiency
  • detect plugin receivers (action/state) that require a permission we don't have
  • detect duplicate plugin receivers
  • check plugin data size < 100k
  • event cat Misc -> Sensor
  • Calendar Entry: some versions of Andriod weren't starting their events at the start of the minute, adjust to compensate
  • event Alarm Done: if Stop Event set, broadcast fake ALARM_DONE intent to try and kick alarm manager to set next alarm
  • changes in system date/time to prior to a profile's last activation reset cooldown counter
  • allow %TRUN with event Variable Set, if a Value is specified
  • Move/Copy File: handle destination being a directory as usually expected
  • action Ringtone -> Default Ringtone
  • action cat Dialog -> Settings Dialog
  • event edit: Gesture: prefs button goes straight to relevant prefs section
  • deleting context from profile: make sure profile still visible (switch tabs and/or scroll list)
  • action Variable Set: don't trim whitespace from To field
  • execute service: catch exception getting thread state (only some devices/OS versions apparently), try again before failing
  • 2G/3G: detect phone type, set CMDA-no-evdo for 2G on CDMA phones (instead of GSM-only)
  • action Goto: max increased to 60 and if value is specified as variable, it can be exceeded
  • allow numeric specifier for Read Line / Read Paragraph
  • cancelling a context editor goes back to context selector (where appropriate)
  • action/state/event edit, help button moved to footer, so header can get standard height
  • log warning for plugins whose Manifest install location isn't internal memory or runtime check shows external (for developer)
  • log warning about plugins that don't have an edit activity icon set (for developer)