[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Craftsman skin deprecated and removed for 2.1

Grant Johnson fgjohnson at lojoh.ca
Thu Aug 25 19:38:42 EDT 2011

Hey Gaylen...
Has there been movement to resolve the 'white screen' issues often found in
the 1.6, 2.x versions?

This may have been addressed aready... I have been out of the loop... but am
always interested.  There was talk about an OPAC rebuilt a year ago...or so.

Grant Johnson
On Aug 2, 2011 6:26 PM, "Galen Charlton" <gmc at esilibrary.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Just a quick heads-up that as of today, the Craftsman OPAC skin is
> deprecated and has been removed from the upcoming 2.1 release of
> This follows long-standing difficulties keeping the Craftsman skin up to
> date as features got added to the Evergreen OPAC over the years. It
> also follows an attempt that Dan Scott made in August 2010 [1] to find
> individuals and/or organizations willing to maintain the skin. As a
> result of the fact that nobody expressed sustained interest in taking
> responsibility for the skin, Craftsman, which already has bugs in 2.0.x,
> became even less functional in the upcoming 2.1.x.
> Thanks to Joseph Lewis and Thomas Berezansky for helping to pull the
> plug today.
> It would be a good idea for current users of the Craftsman skin to
> account for the deprecation now when planning their upgrade to 2.1 (or
> to 2.2, which will be the first full release that includes the Template
> Toolkit OPAC).
> [1]
> Regards,
> Galen
> --
> Galen Charlton
> Director of Support and Implementation
> Equinox Software, Inc. / Your Library's Guide to Open Source
> email: gmc at esilibrary.com
> direct: +1 770-709-5581
> cell: +1 404-984-4366
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