hledger ROADMAP

Current ideas about where the hledger project should be going next.

2020 Priorities


Improving the docs.

  • home & faq

  • manuals (more discoverable structure of web manuals)

  • contrib guide (include readmes, update)

  • cookbook docs (survey, plan, update)


Improving approachability, just-works quality, practicality, real-world usefulness.

  • ghc 8.8, get back in stackage nightly

  • install issues (C libs..)

  • more powerful CSV conversion

  • fill out holes in feature matrix


Adding charts and more visual appeal.

  • console charts, basic bar charts

  • clarify architecture/UI for charts

  • graphical charts using Chart and/or Vega

  • review/design/add more attractive default output (see taskwarrior)


Improving suitability for investment tracking. #1015

  • easy price fetching

  • lots

  • capital gains

  • ?

Current Targets

  • hledger 1.18, 2020-06-01
    more effective CI setup, updated home page, quickstart, tutorials etc., negative matching in CSV rules,

Past Targets

  • hledger 1.17, 2020-03-01
    field matching in CSV rules, reduce install hassles with terminfo C lib (?), more import/export options, simple console charts, refreshed home page, faq, tutorials, manuals,

  • hledger 1.16, 2019-12-01
    ghc 8.8 support, more powerful CSV conversion, updated home page, faq, manuals, reduce install hassles with terminfo C lib


Some project achievements to unlock, for fun:

  • 1.0 release

  • packaged in major distros, binaries available

  • pretty good reference docs

  • 100 committers

  • 1k github stars

  • among top 50 starred haskell projects on github

  • discussed on Hacker News

  • match ledger IRC channel size

  • mentioned in “what good Haskell software exists” discussions

  • among top 40 starred haskell projects on github

  • multiple people providing support

  • pretty good tutorial docs

  • pretty good cookbook docs

  • 100 IRC chatters

  • 2k github stars

  • in top 30 github starred haskell projects

  • match ledger speed

  • match ledger committers

  • 200 committers

  • best in class for investment tracking

  • 2.0 release

  • in top 20 github starred haskell projects

  • match ledger stars

  • match beancount mail list

  • match ledger mail list

  • in top 10 github starred haskell projects