Undergraduate Capstone Open Source Projects

ElmCity Status Report for Nov 4th

Posted by Diane Tam on 2009/11/05


+documenting and testing remote.py, batch.py (this leaves us with no “big” modules untested, rotate.py and event.py can
be done quickly later on).
+ timezone had to be revisited and changed a bit (timezone_source, timezone_dest), and together with other little things
we officially announced the new features to the community

– I’ve been sick for the past couple of days, so things are moving a bit slower for me than usual.
It’s not a real roadblock, just letting everyone know why I was semi-silent since Friday.
– we need to adopt development / stable scheme on the web server, Jory what’s the status on that one?
– tests are not working for one of the plugins and for the integration testing, Meghan, Jack what’s the status
on those ones? It’s not a major roadblock per se (the problems are with the test code itself, not with the
project’s code), but it’d be nice if they worked.

Next Steps:
I want to concentrate on the patterns and generalized plugin from now on, spending much less time
on the service as a whole, after all we have a stable version in the repos right now and the next
big step is the generalized plugin.


– Refined a generic plugin that can parse some pages successfully.  Latest plugins have been delivered to google code repository.
– Continually working towards generalizing the scraper to scrape multiple sites.
– Documenting patterns through blog and tester.  Latest post in regards to plugin and patterns can be found here: http://dianetam.com/dev/blog/2009/11/05/patterns-and-thoughts-continued/

– Work, classes.

Next Steps:
– Continue to scrape and document patterns found from event sites.
– Establish a more complete analysis of the patterns found from the fuse-cal parsed pages as well as the sample pages curators have pointed to.
– Divide the list according to the patterns found and manage the lists (ie. through Delicious tags).
– Populate that dictionary for all our targets plus the ones the curators have added to our list.
– Build a tester that will accept the various patterns and extract appropriate information from them

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