watch_tim now as a daemon

How to run a Django management command as a daemon? That was easy. I downloaded Sean Creeley’s daemonextension module which made it easy to turn watch_tim into a well-behaved daemon. I added this recipe to lino.utils.daemonextension (copyright notice remains unchanged). daemonextension needs two other Python modules to be installed: python-daeon and lockfile. Modified /admin/install. Under Windows (or if one of these modules is not installed), watch_tim will simply run as a normal process in the terminal.

Launching OOo server

Also mit LibreOffice funktioniert appy.pod zumindest auf Anhieb nicht. Versuchen wir zunächst mal, ob es mit einer neueren Version von OOo (die ich manuell installieren muss) funktioniert.

Also nochmal ungefähr das Gleiche wie gestern:

wget http://download.services.openoffice.org/files/localized/de/3.2.1/OOo_3.2.1_Linux_x86-64_install-deb_de.tar.gz
tar -xvzf OOo_3.2.1_Linux_x86-64_install-deb_de.tar.gz
cd OOO320_m18_native_packed-1_de.9502/DEBS
sudo dpkg -i desktop-integration/libreoffice3.3-debian-menus_3.3-1_all.deb

Dann den Server starten:

sudo soffice "-accept=socket,host=localhost,port=8100;urp;StarOffice.ServiceManager" -nologo -headless -nofirststartwizard

Und nach einigen weiteren kleinen Problemchen… klappt es!

TODO: Jetzt muss ich noch rausfinden, wie ich die beiden folgenden Befehle in einem Startup-Skript starte:

soffice "-accept=socket,host=localhost,port=8100;urp;StarOffice.ServiceManager" -nologo -headless -nofirststartwizard


  • Person is no longer Printable, because this will rather confuse the users. Once there will be a general button “Printer-friendly view”.
  • Contracts are now mostly read-only when they have been printed (Contract.disabled_fields). The flag must_build ist set to False after the first build (PrintAction.get_target_url).