IRC log of #schooltool for Wednesday, 2016-01-27

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th1ahi replaceafill.17:20
replaceafillhey th1a17:20
th1aFran at least gives us thorough responses.17:22
replaceafillbut i don't think she understands what she's asking for17:23
replaceafillpicking and merging just the rollover process might be a nightmare17:23
th1aDon't worry about that.17:24
th1aThere are some changes that aren't relevant though?17:24
th1aThe ISLI specific ones?17:25
replaceafillsome of them are not ISLI specific17:25
replaceafillcontact demographics was added to their "core" branch17:26
replaceafillit's not used by anyone but Rising (IIRC)17:26
replaceafillnot ISLI17:26
th1adon't take her comments too literally.17:27
replaceafilli think we should just go ahead and move them to 2.1017:27
replaceafillall of it17:27
replaceafilli see no point in picking stuff up17:28
replaceafillbut i love her attitude about: we can pick databases while we're there...17:29
th1aCan you use the mukongoro database?17:30
replaceafilli guess i have to17:30
replaceafillbut that's the one with the disappering attendance issue17:30
th1aOK, so it is just another variable that might confuse the testing.17:31
th1aSo basically, "Yes, and hopefully the unresolved bug won't pop up and confuse us further."17:32
replaceafilloh, it will pop up17:32
replaceafilli don't remember exactly if there's *ANY* attendance data left17:33
th1aHow are you feeling, btw?  ;-)17:37
replaceafilla *little* better17:37
th1aOK.  This still looks more to me like an annoyance than a crisis, correct?17:38
replaceafilli'm not in crisis mode (yet)17:38
th1aSo Proximity is on hold until they make their LMS decision.17:39
replaceafillat this point i guess i'm used to her way of doing things17:39
replaceafillbut we'll invoice them for the person integration, right?17:39
replaceafillthe first iteration17:39
th1aWe already did.17:39
replaceafillah ok17:39
replaceafilli understood in our last meeting that we hadn't17:40
th1aWith them?  I did later that day.17:40
th1aI didn't cc: you.17:40
replaceafillah ok17:41
replaceafillgot it17:41
th1aUnfortunately, I do have a little curve ball though -- our two-month feedback loop with Denise at Niswonger resumed.  She's still having some kind of problem with the reports.  I told her to call me today.17:41
th1aIt is a little difficult to resolve issues when communication is this slow!17:42
th1aBut anyhow.17:42
replaceafilli don't even remember what the issue was17:42
replaceafilldid you cc me on that?17:42
th1aThe current email has no info.17:42
th1aRemember, the permissions on their custom report is wrong.17:42
th1aI believe clerks don't have permission for it.17:43
replaceafilli can't find her email about that17:44
th1aHere's my explanation:17:44
th1a"We can chat tomorrow, but after a little testing it seems that we didn't have the permissions quite right for that report.  I added you and the other "Clerks" to the "Site Managers" groups, which seems to solve the problem for now.  We'll fix the permissions so that people who are "Clerks" can generate the report."17:44
replaceafilland did she test it after that?17:44
th1aThat's what I mean, there was no response until yesterday.17:44
replaceafillah ok17:45
th1aBut also, from the beginning we needed some feedback on what fields were actually necessary.17:45
th1aSo maybe now it is going to be "Oh, we don't have the fields we need."17:45
th1aIf it is that, we'll put them off a bit.17:46
th1aI'll let you know if she calls and what the issue is.17:46
replaceafillsometimes i wonder if it's worth i'm in those loops17:47
replaceafillwhat's the plan with peas?17:47
replaceafillmove them entirely to 2.10?17:47
replaceafill(and hope for the best...)17:47
th1aWell, I am assuming that you don't see any particular place this is going to break PEAS,.17:48
th1aOr are counting on fixing it as part of the job.17:48
replaceafillah yes17:48
replaceafillpeas needs some adjusting17:48
replaceafillremoving lots of old code17:48
th1aMy interpretation of what you're saying is that:17:49
th1a1) picking and choosing will not save time;17:49
th1a2) you just have to grind through a bunch of small adjustments and fit a bunch of stuff back together;17:50
th1a3) and then it should *just work* from their perspective.17:50
replaceafillyeah, kind of17:50
replaceafill1) may cost even more time17:51
th1aI think you might as well get down to it.17:53
th1aPace yourself.  Remember that they can BACK UP their databases before trying this.  Does it happen automatically when you evolve?17:53
th1a(backing up)17:53
th1aOK.  So just assume some beta testing next week in Uganda.17:54
th1aIt is just the way it has to be.17:54
th1aI'll respond to Fran.17:54
replaceafillcool, thanks17:54
th1aDon't kill yourself today.17:54
th1aThanks replaceafill.17:55
replaceafillthanks th1a17:55
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Conrad_hello... anyone there?20:44
th1ahi Conrad_.21:05
Conrad_I;m begining to evaluate SchoolTool for my former Hisgh School21:05
th1aYes, this is Tom Hoffman.21:06
Conrad_I ran into some issues and emailed Tom Hoffman...21:06
Conrad_Tom!!!  hehe... I ended up here talking to the openshell folks and remember you have a channrel!21:06
th1aAre you using 14.04?21:07
Conrad_in the process of building a ubuntu 14 virtual box so hopefully no issues.21:07
th1aOK, did you have a later version?21:07
Conrad_i think it was 14.04.3 which im downloading again now.21:08
Conrad_will email if I have issues.21:08
Conrad_Installed ok!22:52
Conrad_Are their plans for a mobile app?  Expecially for attendance.22:53
th1aConrad_:  we have one client with an attendance app we're working on syncing with, but nothing else definite at this point.23:03
Conrad_ok.  Now starting the evaluation... so will be createing the different user types to get a feel from each perspective.  Is the one install the entire app or are there optional "modules"?23:08
th1aThere aren't any additional modules that aren't customizations.23:41
th1aYou can, to a degree, uninstall some of the parts if you want.  You can also just hide them (recommended).23:41

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