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Re: sif agent with schooltool


On Feb 1, 2011, at 12:56 PM, Tom Hoffman wrote:

> Hi Ben,
> This is a long story...
> I really tried to push SIF not just with SchoolTool but the open
> source in education community in general about five years ago.  I
> actually went so far as to write an open source ZIS in Python.  But
> ultimately, I gave up on it because SIF is such a pain in the rear and
> an annoyingly non-standard standard.

I think the I found your python code. I'm hoping I can get my school to adopt schooltool but I will need to find a way to hook up to a universal sif-agent. I'm currently working on a couple of scenarios. 

I will let you know if I get anywhere.



> Also, our focus now is on the developing world, where SIF is not an issue.
> On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 4:00 PM, Ben Greenfield <ben@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> Forgive if this well covered. I tried to search the archives but found no method?
>> My school is considering using schooltool. We are a public school in Massachusetts USA. Our DOE requires a comercial sif universal agents from companies like cpsi or edustructures.
>> This means we will have to integrate a commercial universal agent with school tool. I see that SIF agent exists in schooltool so it seems the trick will be slide the commercial universal agent in place of the schooltool sif afgent.
> There isn't a SchoolTool SIF agent at this point.  I'd be happy to
> talk to you more about what might be necessary to use SchoolTool with
> one of the universal SIF agents.  I'm actually in Providence, RI, by
> the way, so depending on what part of Massachusetts you're in I might
> even be able to come up for a visit.
> --Tom

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