IRC log of #schooltool for Thursday, 2015-09-03

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th1ahi replaceafill.17:30
replaceafillhey th1a17:30
th1aHow is it going?17:31
replaceafillnot much to report17:31
replaceafillkind of took the afternoon off yesterday17:31
replaceafillbut i was curious about the workflow history in ST17:33
th1aOh, jeez...17:33
replaceafillso i did a little log/branch research17:33
th1aThat's deep voodoo.17:33
th1aI got very excited about the idea that all the main processes in schooltool (promotion, essentially all the things that now have status) could17:34
th1apotentially be run by customizable wfmc workflows.17:34
replaceafillwhy did it get dropped?17:34
th1aThe Lithuanians pointed out that just because you could define a workflow in wfmc xml, that wouldn't necessarily make the application handle the changes sanely.17:35
th1aThat would be really hard.17:35
th1aStephan on the other hand, is happy to accompany you on flights of fancy with complicated tech.17:35
th1aSo it was one of those things were a couple years into the project I was like... why aren't we getting anywhere...?17:36
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th1awhere a couple years in..17:36
replaceafillso for behaviour we're probably going to need a new model, right?17:38
th1aOh, no.17:39
th1aI mean, here's all I was really trying to get at yesterday.17:39
th1aWe need custom objects, not just special notes or something.17:40
th1aThey probably don't want/need workflow NOW, but they, or someone, will.17:40
replaceafilland by workflow you're referring to a sequence workflow?17:41
th1aWe just don't want to save 2 days now, or one, and as a result trying to add workflows to certain notes in the future -- we just need fresh objects.  That's pretty much my only point.17:41
th1aProbably, but not necessarily.17:41
th1aIn theory all of our workflows could/should be sequences.17:41
th1aIt is just a matter of trusting people to keep the sequence themselves.17:41
th1aAnyhow, so don't get hung up on that.17:42
th1aThe other main thing is I just kind of prompted Fran to be more specific --17:42
th1aI is just helpful to say "OK Fran, in the absence of more instruction, I'm beginning to march in THIS direction..."17:42
th1aWhich impresses upon her the necessity of giving us more direction.17:43
replaceafillwhere did you get the rising logo?17:44
th1aFrom their website I think?17:45
th1aOr just Google Images?17:45
replaceafillah i just got their facebook17:45
replaceafilli guess we'll do some color adjusting17:46
th1aAh, yeah.17:46
th1aI got it from there, but I don't think I found that version.17:46
replaceafillbut i'll start putting the logo, css, etc in the pacakge17:46
replaceafilli also plan to start looking at the score system customization for the journal17:47
replaceafilli mean, for their attendance views17:47
replaceafillkind of like what we have for the section journals17:47
replaceafillwhere you can set a preference for the score systems you want to use17:47
th1aYou are going to need to do time tracking against this 30 day pre-pay.17:48
replaceafilldo you think i should write down how much each task took in the blueprints?17:48
th1aMaybe in the task items (or whatever it is called).17:50
replaceafillwork items17:50
replaceafillhhmm i think we don't have the tweaks to existing reports for rising yet, do we?17:52
th1aOK.  I have to get my permanent crown put in on the tooth I broke tomorrow.  The appt. is at 10:00, so maybe meet 11:30 (hour later) tomorrow?17:52
replaceafillah ok17:52
th1aNo, there is still a pretty good list of things we need from Fran.17:52
th1aOK.  I'm going to get you paid, take care of the VAT and do some other accounting stuff today.17:54
replaceafillah cool17:55
th1aI need to check at the bank to see if there is a cheaper way to pay the vat than by credit card, as they charged us like $50 to do that the last time.17:55
th1aBut I think it is probably just the price of doing business.17:55
th1aAt least we didn't have to hire a UK accountant!17:55
th1aOK.  That should cover it.17:57
th1aThanks replaceafill.17:57
replaceafillthanks th1a17:58

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