Gordon P. Hemsley

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SASHA 0.1.0-RC1 Released

Posted by Gordon P. Hemsley on July 12, 2009

It’s been a while since I’ve updated here, but I’d like to take the opportunity now to announce the first ever release of the Student Assignment, Scheduling, and Homework Assistant. SASHA 0.1.0-RC1 was released a few weeks ago for testing purposes, before 0.1.0 final is released.

Here is the official announcement:

This marks the first ever release of the Student Assignment, Scheduling, and Homework Assistant. SASHA is a tool designed to help students keep track of their assignments, tests, and other time-sensitive items. This release candidate includes features related to courses in educational institutions, including schedule items, assignments, and tests.

This release candidate is also a call for testers to help ensure that the release is relatively bug-free, and in a usable state. If no major defects are found, then the 0.1.0-RC1 code will be re-released as 0.1.0; else, another release candidate will be forthcoming.

Since SASHA requires institution-specific packages to operate efficiently, this release is mostly geared towards students at the University of Vermont (UVM), as that is the only package that is currently available. Packages must be downloaded separately.

SASHA Website: http://sasha.sourceforge.net/
SASHA Project Page: https://sourceforge.net/projects/sasha/
SASHA 0.1.0-RC1 Files: https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=163392&release_id=632770
SASHA 0.1.0-RC1 Release Notes: https://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?group_id=163392&release_id=632770
SASHA Institution Packages: https://sourceforge.net/projects/sasha-pkg/

(This announcement was also submitted to the Slashdot Firehose.)

I’m currently looking for testers to give SASHA a beating to ensure that I haven’t missed any bugs. I’ve been using everything personally (i.e. dogfooding it) since I began writing it, but that also means that I may be too close to it to find the kinks. You may attempt to set up your own instance of SASHA, if you’d like, but be sure to read the instructions set forth in docs/INSTALL. You’ll be lost otherwise.

If you’re worried about setting SASHA up yourself, but are willing to try to help anyway, I’ve also set up a demo at YourSASHA.com for testing (and demonstration) purposes. If you have any comments, questions, suggestions, or any other feedback at all, please do not hesitate to join me in #SASHA-dev on Freenode. I’ll help you out.

Please forgive me for tagging this with Mozilla. While it’s not directly Mozilla-related, it is education-related, so I hope you’ll let it slide. More importantly, I hope SASHA will be able to help you at some point in the future.

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