20131106 (Wednesday, 06 November 2013)

Today at midnight I plan to participate for the first time to a meeting of the sacredpy project. To dive into the project again, I tried to reproduce Catherine’s problem with her askbot fork:

git clone https://github.com/reibwo/askbot-devel.git

But this is so much new stuff for me, I got stuck without any result. I preferred to work on Lino Polly instead:

  • polls.Question.choiceset is now nullable, and in that case the Poll’s default_choiceset is used. This is so that when you change the default_choiceset of a Poll you don’t need to change all Questions of that Poll.
  • Updated Introduction to Lino Polly
  • Discovered and fixed a bug in the framework: when a Table had both variable_row_height and auto_fit_column_widths set to True, then auto_fit_column_widths was ignored when the table was rendered as a slave in a detail.

Thoughts for the meeting tonight:

  • my experience with Catherine’s fork shows again that i am not the right guy for extending other people’s code. I also tried to get started with Heroku and got stuck (which means I understood that it won’t be a quick result).
  • if you want, I can make a quick demo of http://polly-demo.lino-framework.org so that they see where it is. Lino Polly is waiting for the decision whether it is worth to continue on this project.

Result of the meeting: Jason will have a look at Lino and try to start an application for SacredPy. They don’t only want polls and discussions but also a “presentation” module, i.e. the whole Bible online for consultation, something like a dynamic version of the OEB project. Something like what I started with Lino Logos.

Jason, I suggest that you start with the Getting started tutorial. In your settings.py file write from lino.projects.polly.settings import * and you’ll get something similar to what is running at http://polly-demo.lino-framework.org