Time for a new FreeMIS release?

I was rather shocked this evening when I realised that the last official release of FreeMIS was in June 2006!  This release has been downloaded over 3000 times, but I have done quite a bit of work on the application since then, so I really ought to put together a  more up-to-date package.

It's now officially on my to-do list!  Anyone impatient for the latest code can always download it from the subversion repository :)

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  1. hi jone,

    i'm one of those who downloaded your freemis. i have successfully installed the software and followed all your instructions but when i type "freemis" on my firefox browser, is the web page of wamp5 and when i click the folder instantrails, i dont see the freemis log-in. as you see, i have installed wamp5 in my computer. hope you will take time to answer my question.

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  2. Hi Dexter. I'll definitely look into this for you, but I'm in the middle of a high school musical, so it probably won't be until the beginning of next week.

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  3. hi , i checkout the the trunk from the svn. I found the database.yml missing so created one and migrated Db and started the app. But it throws me errors. i couldnt login. What is the admin password?
    How soon will be the release?

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  4. Hi Venkat. If you download the latest release, it has a db.sql file which should give you an "admin" user with password "teacher".

    I am in the process of updating FreeMIS to work with Rails 2.2 - once I've done that I will definitely put out a new release, but realistically it could be next March before that happens.

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  5. Hi Jonesieboy,
    I took the liberty of packing your latest source code into a Git repository and posting it on github.com
    It can now be downloaded from:
    http://github.com/aglasspool/freemis/tree/master

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  6. Not a liberty at all - you are free to do whatever you want with the source code as long as it complies with the GPL license :-)

    Are you planning to fork the project, or just providing another means for people to grab a snapshot?

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  7. Yes, the plan is to use ROR to build a complete student information system that integrates with Moodle and Sakai, using ideas from Freemis, Rubycampus and a project that I have been working on called Rubygrade.
    Should anyone be interested in collaboration, I have set up preliminary project pages at:
    http://rubyschool.lighthouseapp.com
    http://github.com/aglasspool/rubyschool/

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  8. Cool! Good luck with this project - please ask if there's anything in the FreeMIS code that doesn't make sense. I'll bash on with my usual painfully slow work on FreeMIS - you can always merge my new stuff into your work.

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