Known Issues

Windows Store version of Python

When using the Windows Store version of Python, several filepaths, include the %APPDATA% folder where configuration is kept, are redirected on disk. So C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local becomes (something like) C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Packages\PythonSoftwareFoundation.Python.3.8_qbz5n2kfra8p0\LocalCache\Local\. This is common to all Windows Store applications, and is part of their security model. See for more details.

This may become an issue if you change how Python is installed on your machine (i.e. switch from the installer to the Windows Store version, or vis versa), or if you have both installed on your machine and try and run minchin.jrnl from both.

I am also unsure how upgrades to Python will be handled. Please report back issues if you upgrade the Windows Store version of Python and loose access to your configuration.

Behave Tests Don’t Pass

The behave tests don’t currently pass on GitHub Actions, and I’m not sure they’re ever reliably passed on my local (Windows) machine.

I know at one point behave had basically been abandoned, but I think the project has been revived or a new fork exists. I want to investigate the project’s current status before spending a lot of time re-working the tests.

Tests Stomp on Local Journal

Running the tests locally seems to stomp on my default journal file.

Test isolation from the local system needs to be investigated.

Ongoing GPLv3 –> MIT License Migration

On of the goals of the project is to move from the (current) GPLv3 license back to the original MIT license.

The license change (from MIT –> GPLv3) was done with Pull Request #918, dated April 18, 2020. Therefore, any code before that and any pull requests submitted before that can be assumed to be available under the MIT license. Code contributed or changed after that date will need to be replaced, unless it has been written by me.

This work is ongoing.

Invoke “Eats” Colour Output

Running command line programs through invoke means that colours in output and emojis are “eaten”.

This may be a Windows-only issue.

I’m not sure this can be fixed directly. If needed, the commands could be lifted from file and run directly to get the coloured output.