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[EP-tech] Re: Random selection

You might want to look at the ?Kultur? extension http://files.eprints.org/773/  ? specifically the ?slideshow? part of the code that produces a random selection of items.
Look at perl_lib/EPrints/Script/Kultur.pm ? that writes stuff into the EPrints::Script::Compiled package.

**this is a very good example of what to do if you want to extend epscript to do something fancy!**

- You can then edit your index.xpage to include:
<epc:print expr="kultur_slideshow(10)" />
to render a 10-image slideshow.

The logic in the slideshow could also be used as a basis for random selection in e.g. an RSS feed.

Hope that helps!

From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Derek Lawrie
Sent: 06 February 2014 09:36
To: Eprints
Subject: [EP-tech] Random selection

Hi all,
I?ve not needed to tinker with our repository for a couple of months, but
have just been asked if I change the front page ?latest items? to a random
selection temporarily, as there isn?t enough new stuff being uploaded
currently and it looks a bit odd.

Is that an easy change to make? Like I say it?s only temporary so I will
want to keep the current code ready for when they ask to change it back.

Would I be able to do it in latest_tool.pl ?


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