Category Archives: GradeL General

Falling Behind

It has been a busy summer and the new school year is already underway.  I’ve acquired a few new responsibilities, which have taken up more of my free time, leaving less time for my side projects such as GradeL and yard work. :)

I thank you for your patience and  hope GradeL users will remain patient as I try to catch up on requests for fixes and features.  Right now my focus will be on maintenance and bugs.  Then, as time permits, I’ll try to tackle additions. The irony is that part of my time is being taken up learning a new grade book program at work :)  Go figure.

Spanish Translation of GradeL

Today, I uploaded a Spanish translation of GradeL version 0.12.1 to SourceForge.  The translation was completed by Matthew Parmigiani (Matías Parmigiani) from Argentina.  We put together this translation using brute force.  Matt just went through the code and translated all of the text in the menus and dialogs to Spanish.  In the future, I hope to incorporate this translation into the source using the translation features of Gambas and the Gambas IDE.

This was a learning experience for me and I’m grateful to Matt for volunteering.  One important note about GradeL and this translation is that this release still uses the American notation for decimals numbers with the period as the decimal separator.  Through Matt (and Wikipedia) I now know that some countries and languages use a comma as the decimal point, not the period like we do here in the US.  In the future, I should be able to accommodate this difference into the code as well.

As usual, you can download GradeL here.

Take care,

More bugs.

Over the past month I’ve had more bug reports come in and fortunately, I’ve been able to fix each issue.  (It would just be nice if I’d have caught them in the first place.)  So, I’m hoping to get a bug fix release out soon.

Two major issues that have been addressed are grade calculation with the weighted averages option and a printing crash when printing progress reports.

Stay tuned for the next release.  Thanks you to those who have reported these bugs…keep the feedback coming!