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ESSA-NL-Scripts

A set scripts that help preparing the ESSA Newsletter for the editors Editors, originally written by Sascha Holzhauer (CESR, Kassel, Germany).

The European Social Simulation Association (http://essa.eu.org/) Newsletter is sent out every two weeks, containing the most relevant information to their members.

Previous releases are available for the members at the ESSA Site after logging in:

http://www.essa.eu.org/newsletter

To submitt content for the next issue, use the google forms that allow everyone to enter in information about conferences, publications, job offers, and news, which helps us saving a lot of effort and ensures that the right information is at the right place. Do not forget to leave a name and email address in the "Other" field when you submit content:

Installation

Use the setup.exe in ./dist/Output to install the program on windows machines. Change at least the username in essanl.config (see below)

Configuration Issues

Configuration is done via ./config/essanl.config. Note that you need to change permission in case you installed ESSA-NL in your program folder.

[basic]

username=[user]

Specify your google username that grants you access to the ESSA-NL google forms *

sourceDir=./ESSA-NL/

Directory that contains subfolders with the HTML header and footer ([issue-number] to be used for a specific issue and "general" to be used if no special folder names exists)

destination=./

Target directory for downloaded google forms and the resulting HTML file.

logDir=./Loggings

Log files are placed here.

[behaviour]

replace_unicode_encode_error=0

Has currently no effect


* mandatory to specify. For all other entries defaults should work.

Developing and Building the ESSA-Newsletter-Scripts

Requirements to develop

Building

cd ./ESSA-NL/src/bild python setup.py py2exe

Hints:

  • Make sure the essa_* modules are on the PYTHONPATH
  • In eclipse, you might want to use launcher/ESSA-NL setup.py.launch
  • You might need to call it a second time in case InnoSetup raises an error during the first run)

Changelog

version 1.1

  • Bugfix in gdata due to changes in google API
  • Dialog to confirm the program has ended
  • Handling user directory indicated by "~"

TODO

  • allow changing of essanl.config location
  • see scripts
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