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[EP-tech] Re: Random selection



Hi John, I was pointed in the direction of Kultur plugin when I was first
asked to do the repository, at that time I found (with lots of help on
here from you and others) that I could do everything I wanted without
installing kultur, so I?d quite like to try and keep it out of the picture.

If it isn?t possible without using Kultur then that?s fine, was just
hoping that it was!

Thanks
Derek



From:  John Salter <J.Salter at leeds.ac.uk>
Reply-To:  Eprints <eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date:  Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 10:01 AM
To:  Eprints <eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Subject:  [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!
John
 
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 ?

Thanks
Derek

Derek Lawrie
Web Developer and Administrator
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