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first off, the sports teachers do not care if they have n days between activities with the same group, they only want their classe not to overlap more than 2 sports teachers at the time. besides, i do need some gaps in timetables for 2 reasons:

1- teachers have a number of lessons a week, and a number of hours they have to be present at school. if i don't give them any gaps, they will feel horrible if they have to stay longer after classes. it's less painful if they have gaps

2- I need to give 3 additional hours to each teacher for substitutions. I need 4 available teachers during all the hours when students are at school. these teachers will only be there, and go to a classroom if some teacher is ill, or needs help.

I hope this explains your doubts. The law is very strict on those subjects over here  :)
ok, when all this fuss of the beginning of the school year is over, I will try all these suggestions. This way I will anticipate the work for next september :)
sorry, I forgot to give you more detailed info about the rooms issue. if I assign R1+R2+R3 to an activity, rooms R1, R2 and R3 will still be available for other activities, so they might be assigned, which would give me 2 groups in the same classroom on the first day of class. PANIC  :D

besides, I would prefer that the program assigns the home rooms + any other free classroom, so I don't have to think where can I put those tudents.

In my high school we have 19 groups, which sometimes are more than that because they have optional subjects (each group divided by 4 or 5 teachers), they have divided classes for several subjects (half class is doing maths, the other half is doing English), and things like that. It's not easy, I know, but I've been able to manage very well with FET.
oh, don't worry, those timetables were finished and handed by september 9th. I don't hink this can apply to my timetables because if students get dummy classroom R1+R2+R3 it's ok, but if teacher get the same classroom in their timetables, they won't know to which classroom they have to attend. Many years ago I used a timetables software which dealt with classroom quite easely.

it assigned as many rooms as you wanted to one activity, and you were able to change/add the room or the teacher o the students by right clicking. besides, a side dialog showed you the rooms that were free at that time of the day. I suppose this would be impossible or very difficult to do with FET. Am I right?

I have the fet file ready. where can I send it?
ok, I'm removing the constraints. You'll see it as it came out, without all activities with a room, so you'll see what I mean. I had to add the rooms by hand. As soo as I have it ready I'll send it.
yes, I mean you can include it if you please, as long as I don't leave any personal information in the file. I don't know if you need it. But I'll send it to you anyway. All the timetable is blocked. is that a problem?
never mind about the guest book. I have found it and posted  :)
sure I will leave a comment, as soon as I discover how to  :D

I will send you the fet file, too, with plasure. Just let me delete the surnames of the teachers if you don't mind, as there is a private data policy in my country and I can't share that information. Will you need further explanation to understand the timetables? how do you usually deal with those files?
hi all,
tomorrow we are starting the school year with the timetables generated with FET 5.6.2 (I didn't use the last version because I didn't want to show the not-available crosses -x-

The timetables have come up 100% normative compliant and 98% teachers' wishes respected. It was a very difficult timetable with many subjects with different teachers and groups, and space constraints, etc

Thanks very much for your work and for sharing it.
Contribute Translation / Re: catalan Translation
October 05, 2009, 11:34:39 PM
5602/7204 done
Contribute Translation / Re: catalan Translation
October 05, 2009, 09:54:31 AM
great! I'll do this, thankyou
Contribute Translation / Re: catalan Translation
October 04, 2009, 08:28:43 PM
don't worry about the backups. I save the file in 3 different places (laptop, pen drive and email account LOL).
I was wondering if the FAQ were already translated. If they were, I could do a revision, but then I wouldn't have to type everything again. Those are more than 100 entries, hehehe. being lazy again  :-[

4834/7204 so far
I won't probably do anything else until next weekend, sorry. busy week. I know I'm slow, but it's my first time :)
Contribute Translation / Re: catalan Translation
October 04, 2009, 03:45:38 PM
4598/7204 done
I'm using snapshot from 26 september. When I finish I'll need help about how to add the changes from the other snapshots or the new released FET.
Contribute Translation / Re: catalan Translation
September 26, 2009, 10:23:08 PM
I have begun. No problems so far.
Contribute Translation / Re: catalan Translation
September 26, 2009, 06:43:29 PM
ok, if I got it right, I have to download this program called qt, open the file called not-translated, and then I'll see some fields to translate. is this right? I haven't seen anything yet because this qt program is taking ages to download. it's really really slow, so I'm only talking theoretically. As soon as I download and install it, I'll let you know if I have problems or doubts.