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Submission Types

Postby tshore » Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:14 am

Found this buried in a post talking about tracks and translations:


I see your point. We've filed a Bugzilla entry describing an extension of the single/multiple distinction that should support more types; see http://pkp.sfu.ca/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=2919 for details. You'll have to find a compromise in the meantime, e.g. by taking a note onto the end of the Abstract or similar.

Yikes! Another standard feature of OCS 1 that didn't make it into version 2. How can I explain this to my clients?

I would appreciate a summary/prediction of how this will be addressed in version 2.1, so that whatever customization I do to accommodate my clients' needs will be compatible with the new version.

Thank you.
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Re: Submission Types

Postby asmecher » Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:37 am

Hi tshore,

The Bugzilla entry contains the best description of how this will work in OCS 2.1; the available types will likely be stored as a scheduled conference setting in the sched_conf_settings table in a data structure of nested arrays (similar to the submission checklist setting).

It will be difficult to ensure that any customizations you make will still work in the upgraded code, but if you store your own changes as a .diff along with notes about each change, and make sure to back up the database and installation files, it'll be easy to check each when the upgrade has completed. OCS 2.2 will be a fairly major upgrade with large amounts of new code.

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Re: Submission Types

Postby tshore » Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:50 pm

Oh, thank you. Somehow I didn't see the description at the bottom of the Bugzilla entry.
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