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Features / Usability


Feature Regression between Tiki 12 and Tiki 18

posts: 4

Dear Tiki Wiki Team and Community,

I'm a long term user of Tiki (using Tiki 12 since after Tiki 6 and Tiki 9), and use extensively the Spreadsheet and Quizz features.

I recently gave a try to Tiki 15 then 18 , and I noticed these :

  • firstly the Quizz feature isn't available (or I have not really seen it hidden somewhere)

  • second, the Spreadsheet feature has a bug : it was possible withe Tiki 12 to "copy down" a formula, and the cell references in this formula were updated (automagically incremented). It's no more the case with Tiki 15 or Tiki 18 (the formula is not copied, and worse, is totally lost, as only values appears) ...


I can't afford loosing these great features. Do I missed a thing (please, what did I miss), or are my observations wrong (can someone confirm my thoughts and observations).
These things prevents me from migrating to Tiki 18 ...

Thanks by advance.

Regards

posts: 4

Thanks Rick, I would effectively ask myself for some glasses on my eyes !

By the way, Rick, have you some clues about the spreadsheet feature issue ?

posts: 3623 United States

Sorry, I don't use the spreadsheet feature.

I suggest verifying the issue on https://demo.tiki.org (in Tiki 15, 18, as well as trunk). This will help determine if the issue is specific to your installation/configuration, or if it is a Tiki issue (in which case you can log it as a bug.

HTH,

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Rick : I've checked either with Tiki 15 and Tiki 18 on https://demo.tiki.org, and the spreadsheet feature have the same issue I noticed on my Tiki 18 install ...

Nobody here use the spreadsheet feature ?

posts: 1542 Canada
Please report Spreadsheet bug with a show instance to demonstrate issue on 18.x and I'll ask a developer to take a look.

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I'm on the way of replacing the buggy spreadsheet feature of the Tiki 18 instance by the good one of my Tiki 12 instance (I try to identify the relevant directory/files, hoping all the feature files are in the same centralized place and not disseminated in several places ; don't know if this idea will work).

What do you mean by "show instance" ? The bug is easily reproduced by comparing the spreadsheet feature on the démo site (there is stil a 12 instance beneath the 15 an 18 instances) ...

By the way, thanks for your reactivity Rick, Marc :-)

posts: 8350 Israel
What do you mean by "show instance" ? The bug is easily reproduced by comparing the spreadsheet feature on the démo site (there is stil a 12 instance beneath the 15 an 18 instances) ...


The idea that lie behind using an instance is to spare as much as possible our dev free time so they use it to fixe and to load page, compare, reproduce, etc... Using a ticket with an instance they got all regrouped in one place.

They can also import a snapshot of the db to work on your sample.

Finally (and even if not in your case) test on a new Tiki instance often revealed a different behaviour than on a Tiki you are working on.

I suggest you to use an instance also. :-)