Collabbit:Daily Updates

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June 4, 2010

Opened issue 113: ie7 problem with incidents drop-down

Opened issue 112: on a bug in ie7 with post commenting

June 5, 2010

Tested cross browser compatibility on IE 7, IE8, Opera.

June 7, 2010

Tested cross browser compatibility on Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.

Opened issue 117: Groups bug on ie7

Opened issue 120: Update button without function on ie7

Opened issue 121: Consistency nitpicking when adding update

Opened issue 122: Upcoming Features editing

June 8, 2010

Opened issue 129: deleting comments

Opened issue 130: deleting a self-created group

Opened issue 132: viewing support box problem

Opened issue 133: jumping to last name option

Opened issue 134: extension X always there

Opened issue 135: Permission levels hyperlinked for no reason

June 9, 2010

Opened issue 136: New Paragraph arrows show up with text on Chrome

Opened issue 137: desk phone can be set as preferred phone even when none listed

Opened issue 138: On Chrome, Choose File always says "No file chosen."

Opened issue 139: On Chrome, Group Types not italicized in drop-down

Opened issue 140: Should Super Admin be able to delete Group Types?

Opened issue 141: groups grammar- "1 groups"

Opened issue 142: bizarre account setting message when saved

June 10, 2010

Opened issue 143: incident title area crowded

Added functionality for admins to add users to groups and remove them from groups.

Fixed issue 135: Permission levels hyperlinked for no reason

Fixed issue 142: Editing an instance's settings gave a strange flash message because a reserved word was being used.

Fixed issue 141: Pluralization

Worked on issue 134: The X after desk phone showing up even if there is no extension.

June 11, 2010

Fixed issue 129: Added functionality for deleting your own comments

Fixed issue 140: Superadmins can now delete group types

Tested on Chrome and issue 136 should not be a problem.

June 12, 2010

Went to NYC for American Red Cross of Greater New York OEM Exercise using Collabbit

June 17, 2010

Explored the EDXL standard for consideration in the remodeling of export.

June 18, 2010

Made "All Groups" the default instead of "My Groups" when creating/editing an update.

Added separators between tags being listed next to an update.

Added separators between groups being listed next to an update.

June 21, 2010

Worked on adding a "Select all" checkbox on the create/edit update page for easier selection of tags and groups. Haven't been able to get it to work correctly yet.

June 22, 2010

Opened issue 154: length of comments on updates

Added a lenght limit to comments being displayed on the main incident page. There is a 'more' link to the full text of the comment, which leads to the update's page, anchored on the specific comment.

June 23, 2010

Worked on issue 155, Extensions starting with 0 not displayed correctly.


June 24, 2010

Fixed issue 155 on extensions with a leading 0.

Opened issue 159: instance overview and incidents index are too redundant

Opened issue 160: tag listing in edit instance settings could be neater

Worked on creating site administrator accounts, for easy instance creation and management.

June 25, 2010

Continued creation of site administrator accounts outside an instance.

Researched user restructuring for belonging to multiple instances.

June 28, 2010

Planned out the architecture for the admin section, and researched other models for users such as 37signals.

Issue 143: changing admin button for incident changes to manage button.

June 29, 2010

Issue 106: Fix sign up form. There's an option to select a carrier, but this information does not show anywhere.

July 1, 2010

Opened issue 162: error message in edit contacts Continued work on administrator section.

July 7, 2010

Admin section outline:

Admin model for storing admin users.

Admin_sessions controller for admin users login.

/admin_login -- view where admin users enter email and password to sign in to the admin section

/instances -- view listing all existing instances with links to edit them; also with a link for creating a new instance – instances controller, action => index

/new -- view for creating an instance; instances controller, action => new; upon submit it will use instance → create

/instances/edit/id – view for editing an instance; instances controller, action => edit; upon submit it will use instance → update\ modify edit in the instances controller for displaying the edit view for any instance specified

July 8, 2010

Worked on admin site edit instance.

Researched migration to Rails 3.

July 12, 2010

Installed Collabbit in Linux, checked the installation process. Difficulties arose mainly in the Ruby download.

July 13, 2010

Worked on database documentation for developers.

July 14, 2010

Opened issue 167: step 7 of installation guide(for Linux)

July 16, 2010

Finished database documentation for developers.

Admin section now allows user to update and delete instances.

Working on admin login.

July 19, 2010

Worked on Collabbit installation for Windows 7.

July 20, 2010

Completed work on Ruby and Rails installation in Windows 7. Encountered problems with MySQL.

July 21, 2010

Fixed Ruby and Rails installation in Windows 7. Readme's Doing Collabbit Development on Windows: Before you start

File:Doing Collabbit Development on Windows.doc

July 28, 2010

Removed unnecessary lines of code from Admin section.

Added a test admin user to the seeds file. Email:; password: test.

Added confirmations on deleting instances; included navigation path in Admin section; made a better logout button.

Fixed a small bug with the security for the Admin section.

Significant amount of work on the Admin section.

July 29, 2010

Took out the Admin Logout Button. It now says logout on the top.

July 30, 2010

HFOSS Summer Institute presentation at Wesleyan University.

August 3, 2010

Opened issue 171: functionality of filtering alerts

Worked on issue 165: Integrate tutorials to show when a user first logs on

Completed user's guide for The Basics.

August 4, 2010

Worked on Collabbit installation in Windows using a BitNami Stack.

August 5, 2010

Started tutorials for Collabbit for a Quick Start Guide.

August 6, 2010

Worked on a Quick Start Guide for Collabbit, including a Basic Guide and Tutorials.

Tutorials need pictures.


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