Well, "news" might be a little too much... However, here is some information about the things that go on with the LabLog or are on the list.
One thing that, at the moment, consumes most of my programming time is the development of a format to transport metadata between data acquisition, data management and analysis tools. So far there exist a whole bunch of proprietary formats for writing down metadata but none, at least as far as I know, is open and flexible and simple(!) enough. Thus, together with Jan Benda (RELACS) and supported by the G-Node we set out to create a new one and quite some things have been done in the last months.
This format is of direct importance for the LabLog since semi-automatic import of metainformation is depending on it to converge to a first acceptable version.
Current development :
As indicated above implementing the import of metadata is on top of the list.
Furthermore, I started to reimplement large parts of the Journal which, besides ugly code, was simply not flexible enough.
These things will keep me quite busy for the next time. However, if you find bugs in the current version please let me know...
On the list:
- Easier data retrieval capabilities so users, in most cases, do not need write SQL queries.
- Better report that really includes all the information stored about a project. Maybe it will have the ability to create pdfs?!
- Printer support
- Administator options to adapt the table structure to current needs.