IRC log for #koha, 2008-08-11

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20:07 cnighs ryan about?
20:07 ryan hi cnighs
20:09 chris morning
20:09 cnighs ryan: re GetBarcodeData, the problem is that in "$datastring .= $record->subfield($1,$2) . $3 if($record->subfield($1,$2)) " when $1 == 952, only the data from the last 952 field is pulled
20:09 ryan hi chrises
20:09 cnighs heh
20:09 chris heh
20:09 cnighs hi chris
20:10 ryan cnighs: yes, 952 doesn't work.
20:10 ryan since it doesn't know which item it's using.
20:10 cnighs my code attempted to make it item aware
20:11 ryan ah, ok, i see.  it removed the $datastring .= $record->subfield($1,$2)  bit though,
20:11 cnighs I think I should also have conditioned it on $1 == 952, though
20:11 ryan so if it found the item, it didn't do anything with it.
20:11 ryan hard to deal with potential framework changes there.
20:12 cnighs so something like "unless $1 == 952 {$datastring .= $record->subfield($1,$2) . $3 if($record->subfield($1,$2)) ;}
20:12 cnighs the problem is now the call numbers are messed up if you select a cvs format with something like 952o
20:12 ryan i don't want to hard-code any marc fields, though.  should be able to get itemtag from framework.
20:13 cnighs so we need to at least comment out the foreach loop for now
20:13 ryan but there's no need to use 952o.
20:13 ryan that should always be linked to items.itemcallnumber
20:13 ryan did you see my patch ?
20:14 ryan i left it in there, i think.
20:14 cnighs what concerns me is this line on the label layout editor screen: Enter a comma separated list of fields to print. You may include any Koha field or MARC subfield.
20:14 ryan right.
20:14 cnighs yeah, but it needs to be commented out or removed for now
20:15 ryan which bit?
20:15 cnighs this entire loop: foreach my $subfield ($record->field($marc_field)) {....}
20:16 ryan i think just disallow a match on the item tag would be ok for now.
20:16 ryan and a note in the help.
20:17 ryan you do mean that attempts to parse mARC item data should be scrapped, not attempts to parse mARC bib data, right ?
20:18 cnighs right
20:18 cnighs ryan: try generating this labels batch:[…]
20:18 cnighs you will see the error the current code causes
20:19 cnighs and perhaps modify the hint to read something like: Enter a comma separated list of fields to print. You may include any Koha field or MARC (excluding item level) subfield.
20:20 cnighs is it standard practice to store item level data inside a MARC record?
20:20 cnighs or is that unique to Koha?
20:21 chris its standard to store it inside MARC .. whats not really standard is where to store it
20:21 chris lots of ILS's store it in slightly different places
20:21 cnighs btw: if one chooses to print labels based on a csv format string it appears that one cannot print item level call numbers; or am I missing something?
20:21 cnighs ahh
20:22 ryan cnighs: ok, so you are getting your 952‡o : is it the wrong item ?
20:23 cnighs with your addition it looks like the 952$o of the final 952 field is being perpended to the 952$o for the current item
20:24 ryan yes, that makes sense.
20:24 ryan ok, i will prevent it from parsing the item tag.
20:24 cnighs hence  Seeger L Test R220 3 H2793Z H32 c1
20:24 ryan i cannot change the interface though.
20:24 cnighs rather than  R220 3 H2793Z H32 c1
20:24 ryan since the translations have all been generated.
20:25 cnighs k
20:26 ryan i think that's sufficient.  you can still get it by using 'itemcallnumber' instead of '952‡o'.
20:26 cnighs but no item level call numbers when using csv format strings
20:26 cnighs so its either/or for now
20:28 cnighs nice improvements btw :-)
20:28 cnighs I'd been wanting to make the justification template driven for awhile
20:28 cnighs and making call number splitting optional is nice too
20:29 cnighs I'd like to add a field to the classification source stuff to allow users to enter their own call number splitting regexp for custom/rule-breaking classification systems
20:30 ryan cnighs:  itemcallnumber doesn't work with csv output ?
20:30 cnighs ahh, you're right
20:31 aindilis hello, what bot records the koha irc channels for later searching?
20:31 chris newlogbot
20:31 cnighs aindilis: newlogbot
20:31 aindilis thanks
20:35 cnighs ryan: I've gotta run; that was the only issue I saw w/your patch, tnx
20:36 ryan cnighs: ok, cool. thanks for testing it
20:36 cnighs np, ttyl
20:42 ryan kados: sent.
20:51 kados thx
20:52 kados ryan: do I understand from your chat with cnighs there's another patch coming for notices?
20:58 ryan kados: yes, just testing that now, will submit in a moment.
20:58 kados k
21:00 kados I'm gonna go grab a lemonade
21:00 kados brb
21:07 ryan kados: patch sent to complete labels stuff.
21:17 kados great
21:18 kados ryan: OK, is that it?
21:18 kados ryan: can I release 3.0-stable?
21:18 kados :)
21:19 ryan kados: testing serials rollover, it works for me.
21:19 kados OK
21:19 kados I'm gonna roll the release
21:19 ryan not submitting anything there.
21:19 ryan so i'm good
21:19 kados can you update the bug worksforme?
21:19 ryan yep.
21:19 ryan i've got screenshots to be sure i'm just not understanding it.
22:06 kados if anyone wants a last minute test of koha 3.00.00 before I announce, have at it:
22:06 kados
22:20 kados cat's out of the bag now
22:20 kados release is announced and tagged
22:21 kados and I'm outa here :-)
22:21 chris cool, updating websites now
22:21 chris congrats on the release
22:22 kados thx
23:31 russel hi all
23:32 russel anyone got a live 3.0 that i can take a screen shot of for the right hand side?
23:37 chris hey russ, yeah i got halfway through that before i got distracted by meetings
23:47 russel ok there we go -
23:48 russel i need to smooth out the corners but that will do for a quick hack job :-)
23:48 chris cool
00:00 kados russel: there are a few at
00:00 kados none have the stock templates though
00:00 russel kados: i found one with the stock templates
00:00 kados cool
00:01 chris i just updated too
00:18 kados we seem to have lost the Venezuala news item
00:18 kados that was after RC1 IIRC
00:19 kados russel: nice job on the v3.0 graphic, thanks!
00:19 russel np
00:19 chris yeah it never actually went live, it was totally busted wrt utf8
00:19 kados russel: can you also update the /showcase/ page to include the new demos on ?
00:20 kados the demo is completely busted these days
00:20 russel ah send me an email if you can - i'll do it after work
00:20 kados k
00:42 kados thx chris
02:17 cnighs IBM & OCCS++
02:17 cnighs[…]on=Infrastructure
08:25 chris ohh thats awesome
08:26 chris[…]
08:49 mc hello all
08:49 chris hi mc
08:49 mc i feel a little bit stupid: what's awesome in your link ?
08:51 chris oh thats the dehli public library in india
08:51 chris with 2 million biblio's
08:52 chris (recent email to the list)
08:53 chris delhi even
08:55 chris[…]brary-using-koha/
08:55 hdl yes really this is worth a good blog post.
08:56 mc ohh ... ok
08:56 mc i haven't noticed the name of the library
08:56 mc :)
09:03 chris i will ask if its ok to do a post on the site
09:44 chris apparently they havent started using it for circulation yet, as soon as they do, amit will let me know and ill do a post on

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