IRC log for #koha, 2004-11-16

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16:31 rach hello
16:31 tungsten nice job on the html
16:32 tungsten I'm in the process of updating wik
16:32 tungsten migration from follet
16:33 rach hmm - which html?
16:33 rach it won't have been me :-)
16:33 tungsten I'm not fam with the stntax of how to customize the opac page in 2.0.1
16:33 tungsten under parameters
16:34 rach ah yep - you can choose a different set of templates
16:34 rach I believe
16:34 tungsten no I'm referrring to param settings
16:35 tungsten in 2.01
16:36 tungsten I'd like it to read SCES not koha the default
16:36 rach Ah - yes you can do that
16:37 rach Administration > system preferences
16:37 tungsten there is a string to define what is it written in?
16:37 rach > library name
16:37 rach I think is what you want
16:37 rach It's on the page that has most of the preferences on
16:37 tungsten yes but I'm unfam with the syntax
16:38 rach ahh i see
16:38 rach what is the line of text you want?
16:38 tungsten SCES
16:39 rach Just put that in - take out everything else
16:39 rach you don't need the <i> or the <b>
16:39 tungsten thanks
16:39 rach np
16:39 rach sorry I didnt' understand the question
16:40 rach If you don't think it's bold enough. then you can put <b>SCES</b>
16:42 rach :-( no route to host
17:30 rach back again :-)
17:30 tungsten hey you centered it
17:30 tungsten thanks
20:37 tungsten I have my stuff on the wiki under migration MICROLIF Marc21 852 holdings
23:45 kados hey there
23:45 kados what's new?
23:45 rach hi
23:45 kados hi rach
23:45 chris heya joshua, owen left a note on my blog about talking with you about the project gutenberg stuff
23:45 rach how's winter coming along?
23:46 kados chris: yea ... we've got some neat ideas
23:46 kados rach: not too cold yet ...
23:46 kados rach: how about yours :-)
23:46 kados :-)
23:46 rach um we had a lovely summery day on saturday
23:46 chris cool, ill hold off on my idea until i hear yours :-)
23:46 rach but it's all gone to custard today :-)
23:47 rach rain and wind
23:47 chris (i was gonna grab the xml file of their catalog, and write a script to load it into Koha)
23:47 kados chris: right ... have you thought about display at all?
23:48 kados and it would be really cool if we could figure a way to associate real items in the catalog with their eb00k equivils
23:48 kados erm sph
23:48 kados oops
23:48 chris yep, that shouldnt be too tricky
23:49 chris you can get the title, the author, and the publication date
23:49 chris hmm or maybe just the title and author
23:50 chris and a file number
23:50 chris i was thinking youd parse the gutenberg rdf catalog, and query the database
23:50 kados yea that looks to be the simplest way to approach it
23:50 chris with the title and the author
23:51 chris then store the gutenberg data as a biblioitem of type web associated to the appropriate biblio
23:51 kados I tried to find some isbns in the records or an isbn->ebook num but to no avail
23:51 chris you may want to prompt the user perhaps
23:51 kados right
23:52 chris it would be pretty darn cool
23:53 chris then you could do things like, "sorry all copies of this are currently on loan .. you can read the ebook here though"
23:53 kados yep :-)
23:53 kados it'd be nice to find a web-display pdf builder that would allow the document to be read in pdf format
23:54 kados or just some way to convert the xml to pdf format and store it on the server and point the link to that file
23:54 chris yep
23:54 chris and the license allows for that too, so thats all good
23:54 kados unless you already know of a good way to do this I'll try to track down something
23:54 chris not off the top of my head
23:57 kados nonfree:                                                            
23:58 kados  
00:01 kados this looks promising:
00:01 kados
00:01 kados Prince is a batch formatter for converting XML into PDF and PostScript by applying Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). It prints any XML document, with special support for XHTML, DocBook, and SVG, which can be used in combination with other XML languages.
00:02 chris woo that does sound promising
00:02 kados owen could do our css
00:02 chris :)
00:02 kados :-)
00:10 kados too bad it's proprietary
00:11 chris i think thats gonna be the problems with pdf's
00:11 chris since adobe like to patent the world
00:12 chris i wonder if we can run it through openoffice
00:12 chris it can make pdfs
00:18 chris si was just saying that he thinks open office has a programmatic interface that we could perhaps use to automate creating pdfs
00:19 kados cool
00:19 kados I'll see if I can find info on it
00:24 kados hmmm ... looks like the actual e-texts aren't in xml ... just the catalog is
00:24 chris right
00:25 chris just text eh
00:25 kados yep
00:26 kados in openoffice file->autopilot->document converter
00:26 kados it will take text files in
00:27 kados I'm gonna try it out on a gutenberg text ...
00:28 chris plan
00:31 kados hmmm this doesn't quite do what I had in mind
00:31 kados it's mostly for converting old star office docs into openoffice xml
00:32 kados hmmm ...
00:32 chris theres an export as pdf in the file menu eh?
00:33 kados right but it's not good for batch jobs
00:33 kados especially on my P1 :-)
00:34 chris yep, si thinks there is some way to script openoffice
00:34 kados ooh tha'd be nice
00:35 chris which'd be the thing to do, set it up so we can just point it at a directory
00:35 kados right
00:35 si although I've never played with it
00:35 kados do you know where the docs are si?
00:35 kados ahh
00:36 si[…]e_automation.html
00:43 kados thanks ... that guide is pretty windows centric but it links to the StarOffice Programmers Tutorial
00:43 kados[…]rial/tutorial.pdf
00:43 kados looks pretty simple
00:44 chris cool
00:44 kados but /me is getting tired and will have to look at that tomorrow ...
00:44 kados :-)
00:44 chris :) sleep well
00:44 kados thanks ... read you soon. later si thanks again.

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