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[Haskell-cafe] hledger 0.7 released

Subject: [Haskell-cafe] hledger 0.7 released
From: Simon Michael
Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2009 00:41:37 -0800
I'm pleased to announce hledger 0.7. Thanks to Marko KociÄ who
contributed many fixes for hlint warnings.

To install/upgrade: cabal update && cabal install hledger [-fweb] [- fvty]
Documentation: http://hledger.org

Release notes:

  * price history support (first cut):
    P directives now work, though differently from c++ ledger. Each
posting amount takes its fixed unit price from the price history (or @) when available. This is simple and useful for things like foreign currency expenses (but not investment tracking). Like ledger, balance
    and register don't show amount prices any more, and don't separate
    differently-priced amounts. Unlike ledger, print shows all amount
    prices, and supports -B.

  * --effective option, will use transactions' effective dates if any

* convert: new rules file format, find/create rules file automatically,
    more robust parsing, more useful --debug output

  * print: always sort by date, fix long account name truncation, align
    amounts, show end of line comments, show all amounts for clarity
    (don't elide the final balancing amount)

* ui: use vty 4, fixes non-ascii and gnome terminal problems (issues #3, #4)
 * web: allow data entry, react to data file changes, better layout,
help
    links, remove histogram command and filter fields for now, fix bad
localhost redirect, filter form did not work in eg firefox (issue #7),
    reset link did not work in all browsers

* parsing: require whitespace between date and status code, allow (and ignore) a time in price records, better error messages, non-zero exit
    code on parse failure

  * display non-ascii error messages properly (issue #5)

  * fix an arithmetic bug that occasionally rejected valid transactions

  * fix a regex bug in showtree

  * don't break if HOME is undefined

  * --debug now implies --verbose

  * add functional tests like ledger's, use test-framework for speedy
    running, release shelltestrunner as a separate package

  * many hlint cleanups (Marko KociÄ)

  * many site and documentation updates

  Stats:
  2 contributors,
  175 days since release,
  182 commits,
  3320 non-test code lines,
  97 tests,
  53% test coverage,
  performance: similar (http://hledger.org/profs/200912111852.bench)

Best,
-Simon

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