IRC log for #koha, 2008-02-01

All times shown according to UTC.

Time S Nick Message
14:19 fbcit g'morning koha
14:21 owen Hi fbcit
15:00 gmcharlt hello all
15:00 gmcharlt owen: got a minute?
15:01 owen Yes
15:01 gmcharlt please take a look at bug 1809 -- wonder if you have any advice for the UI
15:01 gmcharlt one issue is that all items columns are displayed in table -- that could be cut down to a smaller set of important ones
15:04 owen gmcharlt: I think the only solution is to pare down the columns in that table
15:04 gmcharlt owen: ok, thanks
15:04 owen I wonder if it's something that could be added to frameworks definitions?
15:05 gmcharlt owen: possible, yes, though IMO too many display settings are expressed in the MARC frameworks
15:06 gmcharlt owen: thought adding yet another syspref doesn't seem ideal either
15:06 gmcharlt s/thought/though/
15:06 owen Yeah, that's what I was thinking
15:07 owen If the frameworks weren't so hard to work with it might be easier to think of going with that method
15:08 gmcharlt for the item editor, you only really need to see enough to identify the item you want to work with, so maybe we can getting away with just picking 5 or 6 columns, e.g., barcode, homebranch, holdingbranch, location, callnumber, and enum/chron
15:10 owen I agree, although inevitably you'll get people who say, "but we need to see x, y, and z too!" --I'm likely to be that person ;)
15:11 gmcharlt yeah, true enough :)
15:12 gmcharlt though I wonder if sometimes when designing a UI (particularly for the staff side) it's better to not make *everything* infinitely configurable and flexible, but go with well-chosen defaults when possible
15:13 owen I think that's true: Make good choices for the defaults, and bury the setting just deep enough that people don't feel like they *need* to fiddle with them
15:52 fbcit user's fiddle with settings?... never!
20:28 fbcit to what is the 'patronimages' relative?
20:28 fbcit and why do we not create it by default during installation?
20:30 fbcit patronimages dir, that is
20:32 fbcit found the answer to the first question...
20:38 fbcit does the patronimages feature actually work?
20:45 owen fbcit: Are you talking about the upload aspect, or the display?
20:46 owen The display works, if you can get your images uploaded
20:46 fbcit the upload aspect.
20:46 owen I think the upload process is a little convoluted, although I'm not sure how you'd do it better.
20:46 fbcit seems the script cannot write to /tmp
20:47 fbcit although everyone has rwx
20:47 owen I can see from my description of Bug 1618 that the upload process /can/ work properly
20:48 owen It's been a while since I tested it
20:54 fbcit owen: the script is wanting write permission to /tmp...
20:54 fbcit is that permissible from the koha-httpd.conf standpoint?
20:57 owen No, I'm sure the intention is to refer to /tmp
20:58 fbcit heh... Online Help says: Sorry, there is no help available for this topic.
06:33 chris ur up late joe
06:34 atz just got in from Milwaukee...
06:35 atz crazy midwestern cold and snow.
06:35 chris ahh yeah apparently more on its way too eh?
06:36 masonj heya joe
06:37 atz yeah... it was snowing pretty hard when we took off...
06:38 atz had some damage to a metal awning on my house while i was gone
06:38 atz high winds, I guess
06:39 chris ahh bummer
06:39 chris do you own or rent?
06:39 atz bought it last July
06:40 chris ahh so you know the joys of home ownership :)
06:41 atz yeah, my lame landlord takes forever to fix things  :)
06:41 chris hehe
06:41 chris mine is horrible at doing yardwork :-)
06:41 atz but he cooks me dinner pretty often, so I like that.
06:41 chris a mean chilli i hear
06:42 atz pretty good so far... still have a long way to go to catch some of the better cooks I know
06:44 chris i saw a show on the food network .. i think it was anthony bourdain, who went to skyline chilli in cleveland
06:44 atz maybe cinci?
06:44 chris ahh yeah cincinatti
06:44 atz (the proper home of skyline)
06:44 chris that was some chilli madness
06:44 chris in a good way :)
06:45 atz yeah, they started the whole messed up meat/bean/pasta combo
06:45 chris <-- heart attack on a plate ... but looks so good :)
06:46 atz they shred that cheese w/ a meat grinder attachment... make just entire trays full of shredded cheese at a time
06:46 chris classy
06:47 atz I'll have to post some pix of the Milwaukee airport
06:47 chris definitely
06:48 atz and the coldest job in town... working in the basket of the de-icer sprayer truck
06:49 chris yikes, hope they pay that guy well
06:50 atz yeah, they had convoys of plows... bulldozer plows, industrial snowthrower trucks, regular pickup plows, dump truck plows.....
06:50 atz i can't believe how many ppl were working just to manage the surface used to land/take off
06:51 atz i better get to sleep
06:51 chris sleep well
06:51 atz tomorrow morning I'm supposed to demo shelves to  OCLS
06:52 chris ahh good luck
06:52 atz most features of which are broke-ish
06:52 atz :\
06:52 chris ack

| Channels | #koha index | Today | | Search | Google Search | Plain-Text | plain, newest first | summary