IRC log of #schooltool for Wednesday, 2013-04-24

replaceafillth1a, ah ok00:00
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th1ahi replaceafill, menesis, yvl.16:30
replaceafillgood morning/afternoon16:31
yvlmorning guys16:32
th1aI got an interesting query from Nigeria yesterday.16:34
th1aA school looking to migrate from an existing SIS, so we may need to add a few imports so they can bring more data over.16:34
th1aBut definitely interesting insofar as his list of issues is pretty much exactly our upcoming TODO.16:35
th1aGood to know we at least have the priorities right.16:35
th1aWell, he's lobbying for more LDAP support too, so maybe we'll bump that up a bit.16:35
th1aOK, replaceafill?16:36
replaceafillok, i worked on the gradebook issues16:36
replaceafillnow the gradebook warns the user when there are changes that will get lost16:37
replaceafillbecause of a redirect16:37
replaceafilland now comment dialogs save other inputs16:37
replaceafillyou can see it at
replaceafillA1, A2 and A3 are regular 100 points report activities16:38
replaceafillC1 and C2 are comment activities16:38
replaceafillthe comment dialog is now modal too16:38
replaceafillthat's basically it16:39
th1amenesis:  I consider these bugfixes.16:39
replaceafillall my changes from these weeks are in my celery branches16:39
* replaceafill done16:40
replaceafillth1a, any idea what i'll work on next?16:40
menesisreplaceafill: are there any actual celery stuff?16:40
menesisin those branches16:40
replaceafillmenesis, in cando only i think16:40
replaceafilli named the rest celery just to mark them :(16:41
th1areplaceafill:  There are still CanDo reports, right?16:41
replaceafillth1a, hhmm i don't think so16:42
replaceafillth1a, you mean, to make remote, right?16:42
replaceafillall of them are remote now16:42
th1aOK... anything other than report cards?16:42
replaceafillno, just that16:42
replaceafillthe virginia completion one16:43
th1aThat's probably a long one, too.16:43
replaceafillbut that'll require some changing on how the report is request16:43
th1aOK, do that, then we'll tackle the report card.16:43
replaceafillth1a, ok, i'll start with that next monday16:44
replaceafillor during the weekend probably16:44
* replaceafill done16:44
th1aOh, right, vacation.16:44
th1aWell, it's a good spot to stop.16:44
th1aHave fun!16:44
th1aThanks replaceafill.16:46
yvlworking on reports16:47
yvladded somewhat nicer z3c form support16:47
yvlfor request dialogs16:47
yvltweaked absences reports, now they look good enough for me16:48
yvllooked at the gradebook bug16:48
yvlthe one replaceafill found with worksheet reports containing actual grades16:48
yvlwas a whoopsy on my part16:48
th1aWell, perhaps you could send me copies of the updated reports.16:49
th1aOh, yes, now I remember replaceafill, we talked about the request dialogs.16:49
th1aDid you mention that to yvl?16:49
replaceafillth1a, ah, no16:50
th1anp, just checking.16:50
th1aYes, I'd like those to be cleaned up a bit.16:50
th1aYou changed them since yesterday?16:51
yvlumm, yes16:51
yvlalso, replaceafill16:52
yvldon't know if you saw16:52
yvl(or fixed already)16:52
yvlwith self.request['PATH_INFO'].rfind stuff16:52
replaceafillyvl, ah, no16:53
yvlit would be nice to use something sane, like __name__ or such16:53
yvlbefore I tear my eyes out :)16:53
th1aI mostly didn't like the text of the confirmation dialog after you made the request.16:53
replaceafillyvl, i know exactly how you feel!16:53
th1aCan you send me some screenshots of that stuff too so I can check the text.16:53
replaceafillyvl, that part always made me wonder...16:53
yvloh, that one - not changed, th1a16:54
yvlif you could come up with something decent16:54
* yvl would be grateful!16:54
th1aWell, if you send me quick screenshots, it's easier than otherwise trying to get an instance running.16:55
th1aOK, cool.16:57
th1aAnything else?16:57
yvlno, done16:58
yvljust sent reports btw16:58
th1aOK.  Thanks.16:59
yvlabsences by day look a bit empty16:59
yvlthere will be more periods in normal databases16:59
th1aI'll take a look.16:59
th1aI'll announce the release tomorrow, correct?16:59
menesison monday, I've done all fixes I promised:17:00
replaceafillyvl, nice looking dialogs! (sorry for interrupting) :)17:00
menesisupdated release notes and uploaded schooltool-book package17:00
menesiswith the new cando pages that were not released yet :)17:01
menesisit was accepted.17:01
menesisreleased virginia 0.7.0, but it only contains a bugfix for importing non-xls files17:02
th1aDoes it work with those now?17:02
menesisand I took a fix to not output None for ID column17:03
menesisfrom replaceafill's virginia/celery branch17:03
replaceafillmenesis, i was like "wow menesis found the same bug" :)))17:03
menesisbut I did not take renaming to 'Per Student Skills'17:04
menesisI think the Section Summary was left in the stests17:04
menesisth1a: what does work?17:05
th1anon-xls files?17:05
replaceafilli think th1a means if the importer works xlsx files17:06
menesisif you try import a non-xls file, you get a page saying 'SchoolTool cannot read this file. Is it a .xls formatted spreadsheet?'17:06
menesisinstead of an exception17:06
menesisI will try a newer xlrd, and if nothing breaks, upload it to the PPAs17:07
menesisto add support for .xlsx17:07
menesisbut it is too late for raring17:08
th1aOK, that's fine.17:08
th1aI just wasn't sure what you meant by your first comment.17:09
menesiswould be good to add a note about the format to the book17:10
th1aOK.  That whole page probably needs some love.17:10
menesisfixed quantal/precise breakage (no python-pillow)17:11
menesisand yesterday did some maintenance of the ppa's17:12
menesisremoved natty, 1.4, 1.6 packages17:14
menesisupdated 2.1 branch to see if it's ok (it is)17:15
menesisdid run tests with the newer z3c.form that raring has17:16
menesislooks like nothing is broken and I don't remember what was17:16
th1ayvl:  Reports seem fine.  I guess our style guide is working!17:16
menesisfixed tests in z3c.form itself17:17
menesisand that's all17:17
yvlin retrospect, we should have gotten style guides long ago - they're quite handy17:18
th1aWell... yes.  That's certainly something I've learned!17:18
th1aOK, thanks menesis.17:19
menesiswill return to celery branches tomorrow17:20
th1aHow are you feeling about the report system at this point, yvl.  It seems like there is a light at the end of the tunnel.17:20
* yvl is felling calm, if it says anything17:23
yvlwas not feeling calm before :)17:23
th1aI'm feeling calmer.17:24
th1aOK, super.17:24
th1areplaceafill:  Enjoy your break.17:24
th1aThanks for your work on the release, menesis.17:25
th1aHave a good week/end.17:25
* th1a drops the bag of gravel.17:25
replaceafillth1a, thanks will do17:25
yvlthanks guys17:25
replaceafillthanks everybody, see you next week17:26
yvlhave a good rest replaceafill17:26
replaceafillthanks yvl17:26
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RiczaHi all. Does anyone perhaps know what could cause the scheduling of a section to skip the "First scheduled day" and start the day after?18:01
RiczaI see a question was asked sometime ago: It is marked as resolved though in 2.0.2, I am running 2.3.1 and still experience this18:01
th1ahi Ricza.18:02
th1aDid you set the timezone or leave it at GMT?18:02
RiczaI set the timezone to by local timezone on first setup. After reading the recommended fix I have tried GMT as well as UTC, with little change.18:03
th1aHrm.  OK.18:04
th1aHow far along are you at this point?  Just experimenting, actually have things set up for a real school, in production?18:04
RiczaWe are in the process of setting up for a new school, but not too far along as yet18:05
th1aWhat's your local timezone?18:07
th1aLooking at 2.0.2 release notes...18:07
RiczaAfrica/Joburg - UTC +218:08
th1aOK, I'll convert the original question to a bug and update it.18:10
th1aJust a sec...18:11
RiczaOk, any workaround that you can advise?18:11
th1aYou set up the term, and the timetable, and scheduled the section.18:14
th1aAnd according to the timetable and schedule, the section should meet the first day of the term?18:15
th1a(sorry I have to ask the obvious)18:15
RiczaThe section scheduling meets the First scheduled day and the last scheduled day, which is a subset of the term date ranges.18:16
th1aOK, you can subscribe to:
th1aAnd I'll have our timetable expert take a look at it.18:19
RiczaAwesome, Ill look into it18:19
RiczaI am also seeing a problem when one creates a schedule for a section. This then generates a calendar for that schedule and allocates the section to the calendar. However when viewing the School schedule one does not see all sections scheduled on this school wide view".18:27
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