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From: Nick Dokos <nicholas.dokos@hp.com>
To: Christian Egli <christian.egli@sbs.ch>
Cc: nicholas.dokos@hp.com, emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: OT: taskjuggler question
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2012 12:13:00 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <12524.1328202780@alphaville> (raw)
In-Reply-To: Message from Christian Egli <christian.egli@sbs.ch> of "Thu, 02 Feb 2012 17:24:55 +0100." <87sjitp5ig.fsf@sbs.ch>

Christian Egli <christian.egli@sbs.ch> wrote:

> Nick Dokos <nicholas.dokos@hp.com> writes:
> 
> > But I have no TaskJugglerUI executable, which seems to be what the
> > exporter tries to call for export-and-open (C-c C-e J): what am I
> > missing?
> 
> The TaskJugglerUI exists only if you have taskjuggler2.4 installed. The
> exporter predates tj3 and naively assumes that there is a TaskJugglerUI
> executable. It should really invoke a browser on the resulting HTML
> report[1] when you call export-and-open, at least when you are targeting
> tj3. The worst part is that it doesn't even tell the user that something
> failed, as it invokes the executable asynchronously using
> start-process-shell-command (info: (elisp) Asynchronous Processes). That
> way you can continue to work with emacs but emacs doesn't know what
> happened to the subprocess. I'll have to do some more research on how to
> start a process in the background and still check if it succeeded.
> 

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
(setq p (start-process-shell-command "foo" nil "foo"))
#<process foo>
(process-status p)
exit
(process-exit-status p)
127
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

> Thanks
> Christian
> 
> Footnotes: 
> [1]  the tricky bit here is of course to find the resulting HTML, as the
> name of it is defined in a tj3 report definition. I'd rather refrain
> from parsing these report definitions just to find the name of the HTML
> file to open.
> 

Yup - a pain. Maybe ask for an option to tj3:

      $ tj3 --silent --spit-out-name-of-html-file foo.tjp
      Plan.html

or

      $ tj3 --silent --symlink-report-to foo.html foo.tjp

and you can go after foo.html - but of course this assumes
that you have symlinks.

Nick

  reply	other threads:[~2012-02-02 17:21 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2012-02-01  4:59 taskjuggler (tj3) export issues and proposals John Hendy
2012-02-01 14:09 ` Christian Egli
2012-02-01 14:18   ` Rainer M Krug
2012-02-01 15:20     ` John Hendy
2012-02-01 15:54     ` Christian Egli
2012-02-01 17:47       ` John Hendy
2012-02-02  7:10         ` Christian Egli
2012-02-02 15:49           ` John Hendy
2012-02-02 16:08             ` OT: taskjuggler question [was: Re: taskjuggler (tj3) export issues and proposals] Nick Dokos
2012-02-02 16:22               ` John Hendy
2012-02-02 16:24               ` OT: taskjuggler question Christian Egli
2012-02-02 17:13                 ` Nick Dokos [this message]
2012-02-01 18:36       ` taskjuggler (tj3) export issues and proposals Rainer M Krug
2012-02-01 15:07   ` John Hendy
2012-02-02  8:23     ` Christian Egli
2012-05-07  4:26 ` Eric S Fraga
2012-05-08  8:16   ` Bastien
2012-05-08  9:14     ` Eric Fraga
2012-05-08 14:36   ` John Hendy

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