New developer in Dokeos – Herodoto

Herodoto is joining the Dokeos development team as an independent (and distant) developer today. He will be in charge of integrating the wiki tool, under my coaching. The wiki was previously a separate plugin in Dokeos, so we hope it…

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Hug a developer

http://www.develop-one.net/blog/2008/08/27/HugADeveloper.aspx So realistic…

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Entering schedule for Dokeos 1.8.6

Today I had a phone chat with Eric Marguin, my french counterpart, and we ended up scheduling more or less a fixed week for the release of Dokeos 1.8.6. This will be week 41 if all goes according to plan,…

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Quick-change header for eTiny

eTiny (OpenERP’s web server) shows default header images and style that might not really suit your needs. Being GPL, you can modify that at will, but you have to know how. Although it’s probably not the best way to do…

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Caching in eTiny, OpenERP’s web server

I recently learnt that eTiny, OpenERP’s web server, is actually caching pages when in “production” mode (this mode can be changed in the configuration file which is /etc/etiny-server.cfg if you followed the documentation here). This means that installing some modules…

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Language detection in PHP

This is a *very* short note, but I’m writing it down in case I would forget in the coming weeks. There is a language detection package available in the PEAR project, which might come handy in the future for Dokeos:…

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Changing Dokeos style, #2

A few weeks ago, I explained how to change the Dokeos footer to make it “float”. Today, in the context of an indirect contract with the Ministry of Education in Peru, I have to change the style a little bit…

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OpenERP – Studying, contributing and providing services

Following an internal meeting at BeezNest, we decided to officially provide services for OpenERP before the end of the year, through an official partnership with Tiny SPRL, the company behind the product. We found a lot of little bugs and…

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My contribution to SCORM 2.0 ideas

Following my article on SCORM 2.0 White Paper call, and the kind personal invitation to contribute from Mike Rustici, I decided to go ahead and submit my list of suggestions to the SCORM 2.0 thinking process team just before the…

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OpenERP – Timesheet module – Hours encoding error

When trying to encode new hours in one’s timesheet in OpenERP, the following error might appear: ERROR:  null value in column “journal_id” violates not-null constraint insert into “account_analytic_line” (id,perm_id,”user_id”,”account_id”,”general_account_id”,”product_uom_id”,”journal_id”,”name”,”to_invoice”,”amount”,”unit_amount”,”date”,”product_id”,create_uid,create_date) values (4,NULL,’4′,’6′,’634′,’4′,NULL,’Analysis of AIM development project’,NULL,-40.000000,2.000000,’2008-08-14′,’1′,4,now()) The error code is not…

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