MarkUs Blog

MarkUs Developers Blog About Their Project

Punchlines – February 27, 2012

without comments

Hanson: 

Status:

  • A good batch of legacy link_to_remote fixes done this week, sitting in review right now. Almost there, I think I can finish my parts with one more week’s effort.
  • Discussed with Tobi about using link_to vs. button_to. Tobi suggested I can make my findings into a blog post, which I’ll likely do this upcoming week.
  • Helped review Danesh’s first fixes for his batch of legacy helpers.

Next Steps:

  • Finish the link_to_remote fixes!

Roadblocks:

  • Problems with link_to in the case of not using the default :method which is GET. I think something funky is going on, maybe with our Prototype UJS / rails.js file … but this is all speculation. I have read a few places online where it is advised to use button_to instead of link_to when we want to do something other than GET. Will write about it in blog post …

Egor:   

Status:

  • opened: 687
  • closed: 549
  • spent a lot of time working on HTML 5 validation in functional tests this week. Have forked and started modifying an existing plugin to work better with our tests and currently waiting on a review: http://review.markusproject.org/r/1200/
Next Steps:
  • implement the assignments RESTful API
Roadblocks:
  • two tests this week ='(

Danesh:

Status:

  • Continue with cleaning of use of prototype legacy code. 
  • Submitted some reviews for the cleanup and for removing many unused views/partials I bumped into along the way. Found suitable solutions for :confirm dialog not working when using link_to(), however it doesn’t work always. 
  • Made a blog post about the Bug Viewer UI, please comment!
Next Steps:
  • Continue with prototype cleanup. Fix AJAX calls when using link_to(), they aren’t working as smoothly as I’d like (e.g. pagination links and the spiral loading gif).
  • Implement Bug Viewer UI.
  • Continue with test of collecting assignments.
  • Do more reviews.
Roadblocks:
  • These views are becoming slightly more complicated to confirm that they aren’t being used. Similar naming doesn’t help!

Christine:

Status:

  • Unsure how to proceed on 247
  • Picked up issue issue 656, looked through svn binding wrapper files, become suspicious that lines 936 and 937 may be part of the cause. But could not reproduce bug, asked & received clarification from Karen, will investigate further. 
  • Opened issue 685
  • Ran debugger through rubrics_controller_test for issue 660, no closer to finding cause for failed tests

Next Steps:

  • This week I spent a lot of time looking at several issues, but my still beginner ROR knowledge prevented much real progress. I’ve picked up the hard copy of the Rails3 tutorial, so that I can go through it while on public transit.

Roadblocks:

  • Continue to investigate 656, 660 and 247

Aimen: 

Status:

  • Fixed issue 263, post it on reviewboard and shipped it
  • Posted issue 98 on the reviewboard, waiting for someone to review it
  • Working on adding a column on the Submission and Graders table that can control which columns to hide/show for issue 327
  • Wrote a blog – GitHub and Reviewboard

Next Steps:

  •  Continue working on Drop Down menus for issue 327
  • Worked with Sean on issue 657
  • Continue working on issue 620 and issue 327
  • Pick up another issue

Roadblocks:

  • None

Jay:

Status:

  • Posted the minutes from last week
  • Didn’t get to work on Markus all week till today so I have fixed some things Severin asked for issue 602
  • Fixed the diff patch on RB for issue 483 so now I’m waiting on the unit tests to be reviewed
  • Fixed issue 620. Waiting for reviews now
  • Picked up another issue, 678

Next Steps:

  • Write up a blog post
  • Ship the issues that I’m waiting on to be reviewed
  • Fix issue 678
Roadblocks:
  • Two midterms coming up fast so won’t be able to work on it till the weekend 🙁

Aaron:

Status:

  • issue 298 is in review, after many revisions and quick fixes, I think we are ready to ship, just need a final confirmation from Severin
  • ramping up on issue 648, need to read up on rails record validations and using callbacks for validations in order to implement my solution

Next Steps:

  • Read up on Rails record validations for issue 648

Roadblocks:

  • None

Sky:

Status:

  • Continue with adding unit tests on new model method. Submitted a 2nd version but was suggested to create test cases under new contexts rather than existing ones. Working on it (half way done).
  • Investigated on issue #474 (create a library validator and arrange custom validations). Having a discussion with Severin about the library validation class.

Next Steps:

  • Ensure tests cover all cases with the method and ship #320
  • Submit #474 to reviewboard

Roadblocks:

  • Having midterms. But will guarantee enough work on these two issues.

Tobi:

Status:
  • Put up a review for issue 669 which should be good to go. Waiting for a “Ship It”
  • Spent a lot of time polishing issue 641 currently working on overriding the Prototype handler that causes the problem but ran into some problems that Severin and I are working through. I have put up a review so I can get input from other devs
  • Currently working on 339
  • Posted the minutes for the meeting on January 30th that I forgot to put up 🙂
  • Fixing issue 603 (removing explicit references to “action” and “controller” in link_to)
Next Steps:
  • Getting help with issue 641
  • Putting up a review for issue 339
  • Finishing 603
Road Block:
  • No response from the Prototype devs about the AJAX before/after handler bug I filed related to issue 641

Sean:

Status:

  • Made a lot of progress with issue 651
  • Putting up a review for issue 617
  • Got help from Tobi to fix an environment issue that i was having.

Next Steps:

  • Meeting with Aimen this week to finish up issue 651, and help work some other issues
  • .Post a review for issue 651
  • Pick up a new issue to work on

Roadblocks:

  • Issue 651:     We’ve got a working implementation, but it only seems to work on Mozilla Firefox (not on chrome/chromium, haven’t tried any other browsers yet). Will be looking into

 

 

Written by jparekh

February 27th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Leave a Reply