I use JIRA allot but I don’t like how it formats it’s Issues List, and I’d rather provide my own formatting.
Now I believe you can apply templates to the actual JIRA website if you are an administrator, or if you know one, but in many occasions you might be out on a client site where you can’t do this.
However all is not lost you can simply Export the List as XML and work on it independently with XSL.
I’ve created some XSL that will transform the XML into a nice webpage with comments included in the list.
Before you can apply the XSL you need to remove the top 11 line of the XML as this contains stuff you don’t need and that interferes with the XSLT process.
more +11 %recent% > MyJiraReport.xml
Then you use msxsl.exe to transform you xml into a html file.
msxsl.exe MyJiraReport.xml JiraIssues.xsl -o MyJiraReport.html
You can download msxsl.exe from here
I’ve created a small DOS batch file that will do all this for you, it even picks up the most recent xml file in your download area. The xsl is there too.
Once opened in Chrome you can Print -> Save to PDF, and your report comes out really nice.
Patently, as this is html you can add all sorts of nice CSS to it. At the moment it’s quite plain but I’ve left a comment in the XSL, so you can put the CCS reference in, if you want.
I’ve been trying to install RoR and get it connected to my installation of MySQL 5.5.
To get started I downloaded the intsaller kit from here http://railsinstaller.org/
I then followed this tutorial http://guides.rubyonrails.org/getting_started.html
As per the instructions I created my first project
rails new blog
And I updated my database.yml file to make a connection to MySQL in C:\Sites\blog\config\database.yml
development: adapter: mysql2 encoding: utf8 database: blog_development pool: 5 username: root password: socket: /tmp/mysql.sock
and I updated my Gemfile in the project’s root directory
So now all I have to do is to create a database with “rake”…
rake db:create --trace
But I get a horrible message!
uninitialized constant Mysql2
This is an issue with the installation of the MySQL Gem adaptor so lets install it properly
Download and install the C mysql connector http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/c
Now run this
gem install mysql2 -- '--with-mysql-lib="c:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Connector C 6.0.2\lib\opt" --with-mysql-include="c:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Connector C 6.0.2\include"
Notice we make a reference to the newly installed C connector library.
copy libmysql.dll from above to the Ruby bin dir C:\RailsInstaller\Ruby1.9.2\bin
Now we can create our database….
rake db:create --trace
We should now have a database using the name from database.yml above.
The latest Gmail web client comes with a plethora of add-ons. One of the most useful is the “Create a document” feature, which essentially turns your email into a Google Document and lets you download it to a local directory (in several formats). You can access and enable this function from the Settings “Labs” tab.
It is enabled by hitting “g” then “w”. Simply select an email and from “More” Create a document…
Now we have the email opened as a Google Document, which we can download to a local directory (in pdf format).
Now our email is stored away as a document and it cannot be tampered with as it’s a pdf.
Lastly, it’s worth noting that the document itself is also stored on-line in your Google Docs screen, which you can keep or bin.