Monday, November 23, 2009

New Blog Location

Unfortunately, my own school blocks any url hosted at, so I've relocated the blog to As you can see from the url, the new blog is powered by WordPress. I've already migrated the existing blog posts and even added some new content, so feel free to check it out.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

0.11.2 Released!

GradeL 0.11.2 has been released. You can grab the source package or the Ubuntu Karmic .deb package from the download page (the .deb file should work on any Debian based distro also). This release includes several bug fixes and a few small feature enhancements and additions, including the new report that displays category averages for each student. For details on these updates and changes please review the ChangeLog.

As you already know, GradeL is a small, open-source project. Please continue to provide feedback and report bugs that you may encounter. While GradeL development is slow, it is still moving forward with your help.

Take care!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Displaying Student Averages for Categories

The latest feature addition currently in the works for GradeL is a report that displays the category averages for all students in a grid format. See the screenshot below:

Eventually, this report will also display the overall grade and allow printing. Stay tuned...

Thursday, July 30, 2009

GradeL Wiki Update

The GradeL wiki hosted at SourceForge is being converted from the old Wikispaces to MediaWiki. While this transition is taking place, the content will not be available. Hopefully, it will be completed soon. The new link for the wiki is

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Another bug!

Well, as has become a tradition with GradeL releases, right after I get a new release out I discover another bug. This one will be obvious to anyone that uses GradeL to track student attendance. The column headers will appear two pixels higher than they should. Users who download the source package could patch the problem by editing line 919 of frmGradeL.class. The line should read:
temppb.Y = MAIN_Y + 1
instead of:
temppb.Y = 26
Of course, the fix will be included in the next release, which will now be sooner than expected.

Take care!

GradeL 0.11.1 released.

The bug in the 0.11.0 packages is fixed and the new 0.11.1 packages are available from SourceForge here.

Problem with 0.11.0 packages

Apparently, there is an important file missing in both the .deb and source packages that I uploaded to SourceForge back in February. A user reported an error when trying to create a "Marking Period Student Progress" report from the report menu. A GUI form file named StudentReportForm.form was mistakenly left out of the packages and prevents the report from being generated. A fix is in the works and will be available soon.

Keep the bug reports coming!