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Fwd: Re: Foodsoft version on app.foodcoops.net?

wvengen
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Hi everyone,

Martin would be happy to help in the coming weeks.
What is important to contribute to for Foodsoft? I think especially with regards to getting a new release out.

Kind regards,
- Willem

wvengen <[hidden email]> schrieb am Do., 14. Nov. 2019, 13:26:

Thank you for your mail, and interest in helping out!!
We plan to release a new Foodsoft version this year, and this will then be deployed on app.foodcoops.net.

On 14-11-2019 12:43, Martin Anselm Meyerhoff wrote:
Hi Willem,

my brother runs the Foodcoop "hessenhagen" on app.foodcoops.net. He's
asked me whether I could resurrect McFlodos PR
https://github.com/foodcoops/foodsoft/pull/489/files - as that would
help them quite a bit when sorting orders (and I happen to be a Rails
developer :) However, that PR seems very stale. :)

Furthermore, after setting up the dev environment, I found out that most
of his concerns are already addresses in the current `master` branch
(alphabetical sorting of products in the matrix PDF etc.). What's
necessary to get the current `master` deployed on app.foodcoops.net? Can
I help in any way?

Also, if I understood things right, they get 500 errors when they try
viewing old orders, but I have difficulty reproducing that, especially
if the version on the server does not match `master`.

So really - if there's anything I can do, I'm willing to dedicate a few
hours a week for the coming weeks. Just tell me what's necessary :)

Best

Martin

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Re: Fwd: Re: Foodsoft version on app.foodcoops.net?

Julius
Hi Martin,
hi everyone,

> Martin would be happy to help in the coming weeks.

That sounds good!



> What is important to contribute to for Foodsoft? I think especially with
> regards to getting a new release out.

Yes, a release would be a useful thing. If Martin can add some small
fixes before the release then the release is even more useful!

In the long term, it would be awesome if someone (several people?)
continued with the foodsoft API. A good API with a modern React (or
alike) web application would also be a significantly better basis for
further improvements. I strongly suspect that the API project is way too
big given a "few hours a week" (even for a professional Rails developer).

https://github.com/foodcoops/foodsoft/pull/429

If we think about small fixes then I remember several users struggling
with article management (upload and synchronization).

https://github.com/foodcoops/foodsoft/issues/679
https://github.com/foodcoops/foodsoft/issues/675



>>     Also, if I understood things right, they get 500 errors when they try
>>     viewing old orders, but I have difficulty reproducing that, especially
>>     if the version on the server does not match `master`.

Possibly related to article management, too:

https://github.com/foodcoops/foodsoft/issues/710

In general, we could find those bugs way more easily if we fixed the
notification setup:

https://github.com/foodcoops/foodcoops.net/issues/35



I am looking forward to any improvements. I will not be able to review
and merge anything non-trivial, though.



Best,
Julius