Tuesday, July 07, 2009

New SchoolTool Release: 2009.4.17

Justas Sadzevičius and Alan Elkner did the bulk of the work below, with Alan focusing on the gradebook, and Douglas Cerna's volunteer contributions as noted. If you install SchoolTool, you'll get the current version, and if you've already got it installed, sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade or just wait for Ubuntu's standard system update to kick in. SchoolTool 2009.4.17 ==================== New features ------------ * New section adding view. - Multiple-term (linked) sections can now be created. - "New Section" button replaced with a link in action menu in course view. - Sections now can also be added from term's "sections" view. - See https://bugs.launchpad.net/schooltool/+bug/389283 * You can specify the relationship between a person and a contact from a standard set (parent, guardian, step-parent, etc). See https://bugs.launchpad.net/schooltool/+bug/381412 * There is a new gradebook view for grading a single student. Please follow ">" next to a student's name in the gradebook. * Report sheet activities can have comments as their scores now, to allow comments on report cards. See https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/bugs/381054 * Administrators can define custom score systems (grading scales) used in the gradebook and report sheets. * Removed ability to delete calendar events that come from (section) timetables. See https://bugs.launchpad.net/schooltool/+bug/271391 Douglas Cerna: * Added missing attributes to the course adding form and the csv import. See https://bugs.launchpad.net/schooltool/+bug/384945 and https://bugs.launchpad.net/schooltool/+bug/384957 Tweaks and fixes ---------------- * Active year is no longer highlighted in red. See https://bugs.launchpad.net/schooltool/+bug/317651 * Fixed contact deletion crash. See https://bugs.launchpad.net/schooltool/+bug/382239 * Section and course descriptions are displayed properly now. See https://bugs.launchpad.net/schooltool/+bug/370581 * Fixed a typo in default ethnicity demographics field. See https://bugs.launchpad.net/schooltool/+bug/376116 * Graceful handling of incomplete set up in gradebook report card pdfs. See https://bugs.launchpad.net/schooltool/+bug/379968 * Gradebook: "Update" button renamed to "Save". See https://bugs.launchpad.net/schooltool/+bug/395272 * Fixed average gradebook score calculation when dealing with invalid scores. See https://bugs.launchpad.net/schooltool/+bug/391310 * Fixed glitches (events not displayed or displayed in wrong day) in weekly calendar views. See https://bugs.launchpad.net/schooltool/+bug/285514 and https://bugs.launchpad.net/schooltool/+bug/389626 Thanks go to Daniel Höger for the report and part of the fix. * Cleaned up pre-release ui bugs in "Add a new score system" view. See https://bugs.launchpad.net/schooltool/+bug/394792, https://bugs.launchpad.net/schooltool/+bug/394805 and https://bugs.launchpad.net/schooltool/+bug/394778 Fixes by Douglas Cerna: * Fixed keyboard navigation in gradebook. See https://bugs.launchpad.net/schooltool/+bug/391313 * Improved gradebook XLS export - added First Name, Last Name, ID fields. See https://bugs.launchpad.net/schooltool/+bug/391787 * Tweaked text in gradebook column set up page. See https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/schooltool/+bug/394774 Unicode fixes ------------- Fixes by Douglas Cerna: * Contacts views. See https://bugs.launchpad.net/schooltool/+bug/382251 * Gradebook activities. See https://bugs.launchpad.net/schooltool/+bug/383416 * Course CSV import. See https://bugs.launchpad.net/schooltool/+bug/375792

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