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Android 4.0+ Devices

4.7b2

  • added: state Power Save Mode (Android 5.0+)
  • change: action Test File, Size: for directories, return the number of children (files and dirs), previously was somewhat arbitrary
  • change: increased task priority range 0-50 normal tasks, 0-100 when testing tasks
  • beta; bugfix: removed hardware acceleration for overlay scenes on pre-5.0 devices
  • developers: bugfix: synchronous action plugin, return ArrayList values weren't being processed correctly

Highlights

  • Android app backup support (disabled by default)
  • dynamic configuration (and task) loading for e.g. remote device administration
  • improved local backup/restore

Incompatibilities

  • action Variable Convert: Bytes To Mega/Gigabytes now uses solely . for fractions
  • action Array Process: type Squash: must reselect type of existing actions
  • action Test System: must reselect test type of existing actions
  • action Test Display: new values landscape-reverse and portrait-reverse, may need to change tasks

Added

  • Prefs / Misc: Android Backup
  • action Tasker / Import Data
  • action Array Process: Sort Numeric Integer and Sort Numeric Floating-Point
  • action Send Intent: Extra fields: support for parcelable Java objects created with Java Function
  • action Send Intent: Extra fields: support for Uris via casting of value
  • action Send Intent: extra Extra field (also for JS function)
  • file selection: text box for specification
  • file selection for local data backup and restore
  • scene element WebView: Background tab
  • action Test System: added Android ID test type
  • action Test Display / Orientation: added landscape-reverse and portrait-reverse values
  • per-action log access in task edit screen after test runs

Bugfixes

  • %WIN was not reporting title of Tasker dialog and NoBar activity scenes
  • action Variable Convert: Bytes To Mega/Gigabytes was using localized decimal point character
  • confirmation of data restore was before selecting source rather than as last step
  • file selection: when path selected outside storage root, use abs path
  • videos weren't working in scene WebView elements
  • getSearchValue log error from event plugins
  • Java: null-valued objects were not returning 'null' when used in e.g. If conditions

Changes

  • action List Files: broadcast change of array name, not each item in the result array (latter too inefficient)
  • restructured Menu / Data / Restore
  • action Java Function: upped max parameters to 7
  • enable hardware acceleration for scene windows (but not for overlay scenes on pre-5.0 devices)
  • auto backups are now placed in Tasker/configs/auto/
  • move Tasker/autobackups dir to Tasker/configs/auto on UI startup if present
  • move Tasker/userbackup.xml to Tasker/configs/user/backup.xml on UI startup if present
  • Data / Restore / Auto Local Backups: show list most recent first, show indication of backup age
  • scene element WebView: background defaults to transparent

Removed

  • manifest permission android.vending.CHECK_LICENSE

Developers

  • bugfix: event/condition plugins: ArrayList and String[] bundle types were not getting into the relevant Tasker vars

Android 1.6+ Devices

Additions

Bugfixes

  • action Take Picture: was never using auto-focus, switch to auto-focus when camera parameters specify it
  • scene elements Text/TextEdit/Button: local variable as Text/Label field wasn't being replaced

Changes

Removed