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Bika Interlab 1.3

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Bika Interlab
New enhancements sponsored by the South African Wine Laboratory association

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Release Notes

Tested with Plone 2.5
State Final
License GPL
Release Manager lemoene Smit
Expected Release 2011/07/20 01:05:00 GMT+2

Over the past months SAWLA,, the South African Wine Laboratory Association sponsored a number of incremental improvements and new features to Interlab, Bika's LIMS for inter-laboratory proficiency testing. These were now bundled in this release.

Change log

Inactive member labs and contacts can now be flagged. Only active labs and contacts get notifications of samples released for new testing rounds and their closures, results, etc.

The top performers portlet now includes the sample type and the member lab's position and score are now included in the round's closing email too. The lab now does not have to go on-line for this verification anymore

The sample label has been improved and should any modifications take place to the round after the samples' release, say the closing date gets postponed, the modifications are communicated by email to all participants. A re-release action is introduced to re-release samples where releases were incomplete

Participation in a round now gets recorded. Only particating labs receive close of round and results notifications

To communicate general news or announcements to member labs, an email function and template is introduced from where PT managers can compile personalised messages (including name, lastname, username, etc.) to all or a selection of member labs' contacts

A report to extract user and contact information was added

For testing purposes, a feature has been added to override email addresses - it redirects all emails to a test email address. A function to recalculate the round's stats for verification purposes, with no update of the database, was added for testing

To enhance performance, mean, standard deviation an performance statistics are calculated at the close of the round only, no longer after each result submission. The disclaimer in sample views was changed to reflect that stats will be available at close of round

For SAWLA issues arised from the 'Density' analysis that for Wine is typically very close to 1.00000 and only differed in the 4th or 5th decimal between results submitted participants, with the standard deviation and Z-values equally precise. To resolve it, the decimal precision for anlysis results and stats can now be individually configured

On the cosmetic front, the sample release and results emailed were prettied up with PT association's logo and beter test formatting

A lot of support issues arose from the 2 step results submission inherited from Bika's standard LIMS where results have to be verified by a lab manager after being submitted by an analyst. This workflow step is now optional - Home of Bika Lab Systems, implementers of web based open source LIMS, Plone hosting and content management systems   Powered by Plone, the open source content management system. Customised and maintained by Bika Lab Systems