Velocity Reviews - Computer Hardware Reviews

Velocity Reviews > Newsgroups > Programming > Python > Job Jar

Reply
Thread Tools

Job Jar

 
 
D
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      08-22-2006
Hello, I apologize in advance for the vague description, but as of now
I only have an idea of what I'd like to do, and need some guidance as
to if it is feasible, and where to begin. Basically, I'd like to
create a web-based "job jar", that users in my office can access in
order to view, and "take ownership" of, misc. office tasks. One idea I
had was that when users select a task (i.e. by selecting a check box
and clicking an UPDATE button), tasks are automatically put in an In
Progress list (which identifies the task and the user who took
ownership of it) - then, when the action is complete, the user updates
it again which puts it in a Completed list (again, with the task
description and the user who completed it). However, only certain
users should be able to add and modify task descriptions.

Is this something that would be extremely lengthy to write in Python,
or are there applications already out there that would make more sense
to use (I've played around with Twiki, but believe it to be overkill).
If it makes sense to design it from scratch, where can I begin in terms
of which libraries to use, etc.? Thanks in advance.

Steve

 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
 
Fredrik Lundh
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      08-22-2006
D wrote:

> Hello, I apologize in advance for the vague description, but as of now
> I only have an idea of what I'd like to do, and need some guidance as
> to if it is feasible, and where to begin. Basically, I'd like to
> create a web-based "job jar", that users in my office can access in
> order to view, and "take ownership" of, misc. office tasks. One idea I
> had was that when users select a task (i.e. by selecting a check box
> and clicking an UPDATE button), tasks are automatically put in an In
> Progress list (which identifies the task and the user who took
> ownership of it) - then, when the action is complete, the user updates
> it again which puts it in a Completed list (again, with the task
> description and the user who completed it). However, only certain
> users should be able to add and modify task descriptions.


why not use an issue tracker?

http://roundup.sourceforge.net/
http://trac.edgewall.org/
https://launchpad.net/

(etc)

</F>

 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
 
D
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      08-22-2006
Thanks, Fredrik - but could I adapt them so that, instead of using them
for bug tracking (don't need version control, etc.), they're just used
for keeping track of simple tasks?

Fredrik Lundh wrote:
> D wrote:
>
> > Hello, I apologize in advance for the vague description, but as of now
> > I only have an idea of what I'd like to do, and need some guidance as
> > to if it is feasible, and where to begin. Basically, I'd like to
> > create a web-based "job jar", that users in my office can access in
> > order to view, and "take ownership" of, misc. office tasks. One idea I
> > had was that when users select a task (i.e. by selecting a check box
> > and clicking an UPDATE button), tasks are automatically put in an In
> > Progress list (which identifies the task and the user who took
> > ownership of it) - then, when the action is complete, the user updates
> > it again which puts it in a Completed list (again, with the task
> > description and the user who completed it). However, only certain
> > users should be able to add and modify task descriptions.

>
> why not use an issue tracker?
>
> http://roundup.sourceforge.net/
> http://trac.edgewall.org/
> https://launchpad.net/
>
> (etc)
>
> </F>


 
Reply With Quote
 
Gabriel Genellina
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      08-22-2006
At Tuesday 22/8/2006 15:47, D wrote:

>Thanks, Fredrik - but could I adapt them so that, instead of using them
>for bug tracking (don't need version control, etc.), they're just used
>for keeping track of simple tasks?


Roundup <http://roundup.sourceforge.net/> is generic enough to be
used for almost anything...
It has nothing to do with version control.



Gabriel Genellina
Softlab SRL



p5.vert.ukl.yahoo.com uncompressed Tue Aug 22 18:27:05 GMT 2006


__________________________________________________
Preguntá. Respondé. Descubrí.
Todo lo que querías saber, y lo que ni imaginabas,
está en Yahoo! Respuestas (Beta).
¡Probalo ya!
http://www.yahoo.com.ar/respuestas

 
Reply With Quote
 
ajaksu
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      08-22-2006
Hi there Steve

D wrote:
> (...) Basically, I'd like to
> create a web-based "job jar", that users in my office can access in
> order to view, and "take ownership" of, misc. office tasks.


I've seen this kind of feature working in Trac [1], but what you really
want is task management software. Of the alternatives already
mentioned, roundup is IMHO the most interesting given your request.

Just yesterday I found TaskJuggler[2] (can't remember how) but the
features sound like what you want.
* Manages tasks, resources and costs
* Automatic resource leveling, tasks conflict resolutions, and task
filtering
* Project tracking and status reporting
* Flexible working hours and vacation handling

This is pretty much "what this kind of software does", not "what
taskjuggler does"
There are hundreds of task managers out there worth a check.

Just as examples of the diversity:
* I use Planner [3], which is stand-alone and not so feature-rich,
besides being too focused at central management IMHO. TaskCoach [4]
(wxPython-based) seems pretty similar.

* BaseCamp [5] is an online service, paid, new-ish and looks cool (has
Python bindings)

* dotProject [6] (PHP) looked cool when I tried it... a couple of
years ago and before knowing any alternative

In Python, faces [7] is the best match I know for your request (take a
look at http://faces.homeip.net/examples.html). Tiny's Enterprise
Resource Planning [8] might be good for you too.

If you have time for that, consider evaluating some projects from:
Freshmeat Office/Scheduling: http://freshmeat.net/browse/130/
Freshmeat Office/Groupware: http://freshmeat.net/browse/917/
SF Office/Scheduling:
http://sourceforge.net/softwaremap/t...p?form_cat=130
SF Project Management:
http://sourceforge.net/softwaremap/t...p?form_cat=607

Wishing you to make a wise choice and enjoy it,
Daniel

[1] http://willbarton.com/code/tracgantt
[2] http://www.taskjuggler.org/
[3] http://live.gnome.org/Planner
[4] http://taskcoach.sourceforge.net
[5] http://www.basecamphq.com/
[6] http://www.dotproject.net/
[7] http://faces.homeip.net/
[8] http://tinyerp.com/

 
Reply With Quote
 
Bruno Desthuilliers
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      08-27-2006
D a écrit :
> Hello, I apologize in advance for the vague description, but as of now
> I only have an idea of what I'd like to do, and need some guidance as
> to if it is feasible, and where to begin. Basically, I'd like to
> create a web-based "job jar", that users in my office can access in
> order to view, and "take ownership" of, misc. office tasks. One idea I
> had was that when users select a task (i.e. by selecting a check box
> and clicking an UPDATE button), tasks are automatically put in an In
> Progress list (which identifies the task and the user who took
> ownership of it) - then, when the action is complete, the user updates
> it again which puts it in a Completed list (again, with the task
> description and the user who completed it). However, only certain
> users should be able to add and modify task descriptions.



http://trac.edgewall.org/
 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
java -cp a.jar -jar b.jar => Works on Windows, not on Debian cyberco Java 4 02-14-2006 06:27 AM
jaas.jar, jta.jar jdbc-stdext.jar missing from jdk1.5 RPM muttley Java 0 10-20-2005 02:40 PM
Differences of xercesImpl.jar, xercesImpl-J.jar, dom3-xercesImpl.jar ? Arnold Peters Java 0 01-05-2005 10:59 PM
Differences of xercesImpl.jar, xercesImpl-J.jar, dom3-xercesImpl.jar ? Arnold Peters XML 0 01-05-2005 10:59 PM
Jar file cannot find main class - gfSetup.jar (0/1) James Alan Farrell Java 6 01-09-2004 12:40 PM



Advertisments