Durante la estadía de Julio en Guatemala, Gustavo Reyes de Interactiva Web grabó un podcast con Julio sobre Dokeos y sus objetivos futuros. Su presentación del tema me sorprendió bastante (no sabía que iba a grabar algo así, ni creo que lo sabía el), pero esta interesante
Here are some more of my reference sheets (one on plugins/tools development and one on security).
I think with that I cover all basic questions a new developer might have, except the system to install/upgrade a Dokeos install (changing SQL queries) and the way to actually query the database using the Database class. After that, some other sheet to explain how sessions work (and how to use them fully on the coding side) would be nice. This would make a set of 5 sheets that would explain almost all the intricacies of Dokeos… nice!
To avoid looking for the other post, here is a link to the first Quick Reference Guide.
Acabo de escribir un post por mi blog en Inglés, que creo que sera de mucha utilidad aquí también. Hace mucho tiempo que quería escribir una hoja de ayuda de referencia para desarrolladores de Dokeos. Ya esta! Esta en Inglés, pero hay poco texto de toda forma. Descargenla desde el blog en Inglés: http://dokeoslead.wordpress.com/2008/09/29/dokeos-185-quick-reference-sheet/
It’s been ages since I first thought I should publish a quick reference sheet for Dokeos developers. It’s now done. It’s a first version but I think it will be really useful to new Dokeos developers. It is already useful for me (particularly for $httpHeadXtra and $htmlHeadXtra), so I don’t doubt that bit.
It is published under the Creative Commons BY-SA license (Paternity, Share-Alike) and I have the SVG format locally, so just ask me for it if you want to extend it. I might pretty well extend this sheet to specific class methods (like Database and Security) in the near future, but this is a good start.
I thought I’ll write a short update on what we are doing at Dokeos at the moment, so you don’t think we’re just sleeping through the summer holidays…
Eric and Julian, of the French team, are currently working on a project for a specific hospital management school in France, and on a large and long-time review project before the migration of portals to version 1.8.5 for an important Belgian client. They have a few weeks of holiday here and there, so they’re pretty much busy full-time on these ones when they’re not gone.
The team of university developers (of whom Sven is half working for Dokeos now) is working on the development of Dokeos 2.0. They are expected to provide a first usable product for the Dokeos User’s Day in December, so I they seem to be putting a lot of efforts into this.
Thomas is busy providing course-building training to a few important medical and pharmaceutical clients.
Arnaud, our system administrator and occasionally developer of the videoconference tool, is pretty busy with new installations and the migration of portals from 1.8.4 to 1.8.5.
As for Daniel and Julio, they work under my supervision on several important projects, including a the development of a few new features for the quiz tool for a local (peruvian) client and the development of a new survey type for a belgian client.
I’ve been giving training for Dokeos administrators and teachers over the last three days of last week, and preparing a long development of new extensions to the quiz and learning path tools (with possible little steps towards SCORM 2004 implementation), and the review and finish of the new survey type development. I’ve also been studying web services quite deeply, and on my spare time I reviewed the possibilities of an integration with Drupal 5 or 6 as well as a few ideas for the SCORM 2.0 white papers call.
As you can see, we’re quite busy. We hope you enjoy your holidays though, if any!
In Dokeos 1.8.5, in the admin screen that allows to add users to a session, we have implemented an AJAX search, or in human words, a search box that dynamically generates a short list of the users which contain the search string.
This feature is only enabled when you have more than 100 users, because the users list would otherwise be very long to load.
If you don’t like this feature, and would like to keep to a straight, classical, 5000 users list, just change the main/admin/add_users_to_session.php, line 232, change “100” to “5000” to put the limit at 5000, or just remove the option by setting $ajax_search = false; directly.
A bunch of Dokeos users have reported problems with FCKeditor in Dokeos 1.8.5.
The other ones are all related to the management of special resources (flv, sounds, swf) which seem to be a little bit less reliable than in Dokeos 1.8.4.
Be reassured that we are working on this right now. Julio is in charge of upgrading FCKeditor to the latest stable version and re-applying our customisations, so the next version of Dokeos (which might be just a bug-fixes release to come soon) will fix all that.