21/04/17

Permalink 02:57:26 pm, by mholmes, 4 words, 4 views   English (CA)
Categories: G&T Hours; Mins. worked: 0

MDH: 369 - 1 = 268

Leaving a little early.

Permalink 02:38:10 pm, by mholmes, 6 words, 4 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 30

Minor updates for new release of 1864

Credits, stats and other pages updated.

Permalink 02:36:59 pm, by mholmes, 34 words, 5 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 120

Old volumes are now indexed and searched

I used jira to create XHTML versions of the OCRed volumes, and integrated the results into the existing search; it now seems to work pretty well, so I pushed it to the live jetty.

Permalink 02:35:21 pm, by mholmes, 19 words, 5 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

cits duplicating entries now working

Finished and tested the XSLT from yesterday; SMK will check results before we hard-run it and change the data.

20/04/17

Permalink 05:16:25 pm, by mholmes, 11 words, 7 views   English (CA)
Categories: G&T Hours; Mins. worked: 0

MDH: 368 + 1 = 369 hours G&T

eXist died during XAR upload; had to restart and monkey around.

Permalink 05:06:42 pm, by mholmes, 42 words, 6 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 20

Tweak to Lingard translation

The headers for the translation itself were appearing at the bottom of a page in the PDF. I set up a special case of div0[@type='NewPage'] which the XSLT now handles to force a page-break in this case. Republished the XAR.

Permalink 05:05:01 pm, by mholmes, 24 words, 6 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 150

More work on XML workshop

Finished one presentation, created templates and build process for distro, created doc type definition, transformation, and other stuff. We're about half done, I think.

Permalink 05:03:38 pm, by mholmes, 31 words, 5 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

HTML fragments are no more

CC rewrote the About page, which prompted me to fix those site pages in their XML format rather than continuing to maintain them in HTML. The whole dataset is now TEI.

Permalink 05:02:07 pm, by mholmes, 132 words, 5 views   English (CA)
Categories: Servers, R & D, Activity log, Activity log, Documentation, Documentation; Mins. worked: 90

How to deploy a new XAR on Jettys

Today I blew up a couple of the apps and had to restart them, through doing this the wrong way. When you have a new XAR to deploy:

  1. Use Chrom*, not FF.
  2. Connect over the internal URL on :8080.
  3. Upload the new package.
  4. If it goes wrong and you see an error message, the chances are the db is now set to read-only.
  5. If that happens, try shutting down the db from the web interface. If that works, restart it from /etc/init.d/jetty. If it fails, you may need to kill all the relevant processes on Peach before restarting.

With these big XARs, we may need to consider testing an alternative process where we uninstall the old XAR and then put the new one in the autodeploy folder before restarting eXist.

19/04/17

Permalink 07:59:14 pm, by mholmes, 42 words, 9 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log, Announcements; Mins. worked: 15

Colonial Despatches: documents for 1864 published

The Colonial Despatches project is pleased to announce that all documents for the year 1864 have now been published for general access on the website. Starting here you can read the entire correspondence from images of the original document pages or annotated transcriptions.

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