pre-requisites function

Asked by dan cuillin on 2014-03-18

I'm not sure if I understand pre-requisites and I'm wondering if someone can explain. As I thought I understood it, a pre-requisite was a task that had to be completed before the dependent task could be started. Like you have to buy the wood before you can build the shed.
But if this is true, the surely if you move 'buy wood' then 'build shed' has to move too. But the way I've got it set up, I end up with a situation where I can have 'build shed' booked in Tuesday whilst it's supposed pre-requisite is not done until Thursday.
Am I missing something, or is this seemingly essential planning function not part of this software?

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Aaron Wolf (wolftune) said : #1

Hi Dan,

The way prerequisites is programmed works like this:

If a dependent task has a planned start time that is in the past.(before
right now), then it will stay inactive until its prerequisites are complete
or it is manually started. Once the prerequisites are done, it will be
marked "late" and show purple. If you hide inactive tasks, then dependents
will stay hidden until prerequisites are done.

Cheers,
Aaron

On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, dan cuillin <
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> New question #245671 on Task Coach:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/taskcoach/+question/245671
>
> I'm not sure if I understand pre-requisites and I'm wondering if someone
> can explain. As I thought I understood it, a pre-requisite was a task that
> had to be completed before the dependent task could be started. Like you
> have to buy the wood before you can build the shed.
> But if this is true, the surely if you move 'buy wood' then 'build shed'
> has to move too. But the way I've got it set up, I end up with a situation
> where I can have 'build shed' booked in Tuesday whilst it's supposed
> pre-requisite is not done until Thursday.
> Am I missing something, or is this seemingly essential planning function
> not part of this software?
>
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