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1.6 Release Notes

The first SchoolTool release available in Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty).

Updates in SchoolTool PPA

There are bugfix releases for Natty in the SchoolTool PPA

SchoolTool Intervention 0.4.3 (2011-09-16)

SchoolTool 1.6.1 (2011-09-14)

SchoolTool Gradebook 0.9.1 (2011-07-04)

New features

  • External activity source for journal average.
  • Absences and tardies columns in the gradebook (hidden by default).
  • Hide/Unhide deployed report sheets (


1.6.0 (2011-04-26)

Final release for Natty

SchoolTool 1.6.0 (2011-04-25)

SchoolTool Gradebook 0.9.0 (2011-04-25)


  • Make gradebook.js static thus greatly improving Gradebook performance.
  • Reports action menus were moved to schooltool 1.6.0b1. Register our reports using the new reportLink directive.
  • Add meta.zcml to support making this plugin optional.
  • Added printGradebook helper to print the gradebook in ftests.
  • Make dependency on schooltool.lyceum.journal optional (

Bug fixes

1.6.0b1 (2011-04-20)

Beta1 for Natty

  • Update to ZTK 1.0.2
  • Plugins now have optional optional inter-dependencies, include meta.zcml that defines a feature before including plugin.zcml.

SchoolTool 1.6.0b1 (2011-04-18)

  • Added report package (
    • New Manage->Reports page listing all available reports.
    • New reportLink directive for registering reports.
    • Copied translations from gradebook.
  • Removed ‘Report a bug on Launchpad’ link from the footer
  • Include meta.zcml of plugins first to allow them have optional dependencies.
  • Updated translations.

SchoolTool Lyceum Journal 0.7.2 (2011-04-18)

  • Add meta.zcml to support making this plugin optional.
  • Update translations.

1.6.0a1 (2011-02-23)

Alpha1 for Natty

  • Update to ZTK 1.0.1
  • Update external dependencies versions to match Natty:
    • PIL 1.1.7
    • Reportlab 2.5
    • lxml 2.3
  • Add ttf-liberation external dependency.
  • Removed deprecated Zope dependencies:
  • Remove schooltool.stapp2008fall from package set.

SchoolTool 1.6.0a1 (2011-02-23)

New features

  • Added boolean demographic fields.
  • Added customizable fields for resources.
  • Added limit keys property to demographic fields.
  • Created group-aware (teacher, student, administrator) person add views.
  • Use Liberation fonts instead of non-free Microsoft fonts ( You have to edit schooltool.conf and change msttcorefonts to ttf-liberation to re-enable PDF generation.
  • Update included jQuery to 1.5 (
  • Developer documentation can be generated from source.


  • Removed obsolete dependencies, support upgrading from schooltool >= 1.0 only.
  • Removed obsolete config keys.
  • Renamed the default schooltool application to schooltool.standard.

SchoolTool Gradebook 0.9.0a1 (2011-02-23)

  • Fixed default category selection for new activity form (
  • Sort student names in the gradebook according to locale.
  • Split and improve functional tests.