IRC log for #koha, 2007-10-17

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Time S Nick Message
12:38 owen hdl: thanks for your memberentry fixes
12:39 hdl is this OK now ?
12:39 hdl it is for me
12:39 owen I'm just looking at it now.
12:45 owen I do see one problem: If I edit just one "step" of the record, the login and password are lost
12:48 hdl any step ?
12:49 owen Step 1 or 2
13:10 hdl owen : found : sending the patch.
13:45 hdl kados ?
13:45 hdl hi CGI737
13:57 qiqo hello everyon
13:57 qiqo e
14:01 qiqo hmm
14:01 owen Hi qiqo
14:02 qiqo owen i have a question
14:06 owen qiqo: go ahead, I'll help if I can
14:07 qiqo is koha capable of being the ils of a national library
14:14 owen Koha can be the ils of a national library if it has all the features required by that library, and if it scales sufficiently for the size of the library. The library should also consider whether they have the technical know-how to set up and maintain it
14:15 qiqo ohhh cool
14:15 owen You can't really answer the question unless you know all the library's requirements
14:30 kados qiqo: a couple national libraries already use koha
14:30 kados qiqo: cook islands for instance
14:30 kados samoa I think too
14:30 paul hi kados.
14:30 kados morning #koha
14:30 paul kados : we should advertise more that !
14:30 paul (I didn't knew that)
14:30 kados paul: yes, we should!
14:30 kados needs more content
14:36 qiqo it should have success stories
14:36 qiqo i mean, migrating from proprietary to opensource
14:38 qiqo well ive been teaching koha in our university
14:40 atz qiqo: as librarianship, or programming ?
14:40 qiqo librarianship
14:40 atz cool
14:40 qiqo in cataloguing specially
14:41 qiqo professors usually invite me for 2 sessions, and students tend to be in their workstations
14:42 atz how do the students react to koha?
14:42 qiqo well it's a new thing to them
14:42 qiqo but they get the idea of having an ILS
14:42 qiqo before, they dont discuss online ILS
14:43 qiqo so right now im drafting the information systems strategic plan of my college
14:43 qiqo and im including koha as the official ILS for cataloguing
14:43 qiqo and also for other modules
14:44 qiqo btw we also developed our own ILS, just that i dont like it
14:44 qiqo
14:44 qiqo
14:45 atz is ilib open source also?
14:45 qiqo nope
14:45 qiqo its inhouse develped
14:46 atz i see why you don't like it   :)
14:46 qiqo and we wasted millions of money on that
14:46 paul qiqo : then you can say it's opensource ;-)
14:46 paul it's just open for you !
14:46 qiqo not really
14:46 paul (which is the strict definition of opensource : user CAN see/modify/distribute the code)
14:46 qiqo these people from our computer science department are such idiots
14:46 qiqo that our university hired two batches of programmers
14:47 qiqo and still that program is not yet working
14:47 atz yeah, my 1st click gets an error!
14:47 atz java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space
14:47 qiqo lol
14:47 qiqo see!
14:47 qiqo hahaha
14:48 qiqo that uses xserve!
14:49 qiqo well it's been 6 years in development and nothing works
14:49 qiqo even circulation during training period crashed!
14:49 qiqo lol
14:50 atz At least they ripped off of decent CSS.  
14:51 qiqo lol
14:51 qiqo yeah,, they are good at css and not with java
14:51 qiqo trying to complicate things so other non java programmers wont get their jobs
14:52 atz that will be a pretty hard argument as koha  continues to gain popularity and prominence
14:53 qiqo well that's why i want koha to be the ils of very prominent institution in my country
14:53 qiqo *institutions
14:53 qiqo and i will keep on convincing them that this is a great matured product
18:59 [K] *** join #koha@FreeNode: gmcharlt
09:36 paul chris around or sleeping ?
09:37 paul (a large patch in your mailbox...)

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