There have been lots of bug reports which is great (that's what Betas are for!) but getting them fixed has been a grind among the usual daily interruptions. We've fixed heaps of bugs in the past week, though: only a small list to go.
I'm hoping for a release tomorrow, but it depends on how things go down at the hospital: I'm having quite a lot of pain at the moment (apparently caused by a freak blood clot in my spleen or lung) and will hopefully be getting some X-rays and treatment! I'll take my laptop.
Take care of yourself first.
No one is going to stop using Moodle because Moodle v1.2final is not out tommorrow, next week or next month.
Your health is first. A blood clot is a serious thing.
Hope you feel better soon. Take as long as you need to, want to or have to with Moodle.
Good Words WP, in the spirit of Moodle: People first, then the rest, even when it is Moodle.
Martin please take care of your self and your family, belief it or not, Moodle can wait.
It takes other open-source projects about a year to go from beta to release. A bit more of a wait isn't going to bother anybody.
You look after yourself, or there'll be trouble. And you know how much of a pain-in-the-ass I can be
Please take your time Martin, with Moodle, but especialy with yourself (don't understand a thing about the Englisch medical mambjambo, but if it hurts, you have to take care of it).
Moodle 1.2 isn't urgent.
New task list:
- Fix all of Martin's "bugs".
- The rest
Seriously, that sounds erm.... serious. Put yourself and your family first, Moodle can wait.
I totally agree with the previous postings.
Moodle 1.2 will be great and it isn't important if the final release will be tomorrow or next week or two weeks later... It's more important that you take care of yourself. And you did such a gigantic job so far, that the moodle community should rather consider inviting you and your family to spend some days in each of their countries...
Really Martin, don't worry about this...
Cheers and take care.
The metaphoric implication of illness often escapes our western (rational) thinking mind, which views the body as a machine. Constructivist ideas are ascending in most scientific disciplines, education, the arts and philosophy. New thinking has relegated the mechanistic view to the dustbin of history, but I am sure you know this already as you are one who is in the vanguard of the "next enlightenment." Leave the laptop at home and take comic books to the hospital, along with a sketch pad and reflective journal. This (blood) situation is an energetic issue, metaphorically speaking. The inner self will intuitively construct an answer if requested. Many healing prayers and energy are coming your way about now, all you need do is open and connect with this love.
Please and I mean please do not concern yourself with releasing 1.2 you have a family and a life to worry about. Take care of yourself so you can take care of them. My blessings to you! But keep us posted all the same on your progress and while youre gone we will have WP clean up the place, take out the trash and knock out the cobwebs hehe.
He He He He He He He!!!!
From an holistic point of view, maybe your body's telling you to slow down anyway. Listen to it.
-- Art Lader
Sorry to hear about the blood clot. Unfortunately very long flights have been known to cause this condition. Apparently first-class passengers experience this much less than the rest of us as it's directly related to legroom and inactivity during a long flight. It' probably un-related to this anyway... Hope you get a chance to take it easy for a bit.
Get well soon and all the best,
no problem. Take your time.
PS: Be careful with your laptop and X-Rays, I can imagine some type of incompatibilities between them. Perhaps a box of lead can help?
Your family needs you. We also need you. Take care of yourself and forget Moodle for some days, please.
I'll add a big ditto to everyone's comments here, and add to them that our next semester here in the north (for those of us lucky enough to have summers to ourselves) isn't even until august anyway...
A friend of mine just died of lymphoma - it got him in 5-6 weeks. He worked hard to get where he was - nice house, successful business, a horse - and having arrived, he promptly died.
Let's not (any of us) make that mistake.
Everyone has already said it, health and people come first, not just in urgent situations but always. Moodle is an extreme achievement already, it doesn't need immediate improvements. It can continue to evolve at reasonable pace for a loooong time. The ultimate target group, which I assume are numerous learners globally, will not be on board for a looong time yet anyway. The important thing is they have something really good to look forward to whenever that can be. The rest of us will keep the community going as best we can. So, think only about preserving your health, please. Your health and well-being is worth much more than Moodle. Our thoughts are with you.
I'm actually posting from hospital right now - should be out in a couple of days! Don't worry, I'm not overworking myself and I am taking this very seriously (but no need for anyone to panic!).
Mmmm, another morphine shot, sister!
I have been utterly amazed and indeed
humbled by this tremendous 'lifeforce' you have created for learning. The exponential growth of new moodlers , the advice offered to us 'newbies' 'for free' from a great community of teachers.Every day I learn something new and thank you for creating that opportunity!
I doubt if there are any 'help desks' that would answer a problem call and fix it as swiftly as you do , at 2:00am !!
Heed the good advice from the others ,listen to some music
and look after yourself .
David Delgado> David makes a "fsck -a -t Genius /dev/Martin" to help him recover
I know how difficult (and boring) it is to be out of touch when stuck somewhere like hospital, but Take It Easy! No moodling until the quacks say that you are better.
Get Well Soon!
Oxford Beardie and the moodlers@OXILP
Best wishes for a speedy recovery (not speedy in that sense)
Here are some flowers:
(OK, there was a communication error with the artist: it happens.)
I just want to send you some warm thoughts! You truly deserve it. I'm not going to tell you to take care of yourself in this or that way. (When I'm told by many people that I have to do something a particular way, I tend to do the opposite...) You know best.
I wish the best for you, and don't mind us and our Moodle problems. We'll hang around anyway. Good luck, and see you around! *Warm thoughts*
Moodle didn't create the problem, it was those damn planes...
Start Moodling, the sooner the better!
hmmmm, very good thoughts. It remembers me what I am constantly saying to my friends when they tell me not to work too much...
You're probably right, particularly because I am sure that Martin knows he isn't under pressure from the moodle community. I would like to see that guy who doesn't appreciate Martins great work and the moodle system... (he can contact me here: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Moodle is a open source technology, so it takes time to bug it, but first you have to take care of yourself.Already moodle 1.2 beta version is a nice release so you should not worry rather you should take care of yourself.I pray god you will recover early.
As my grandmother always said "The first is the first". Moodle 1.2 of course can waits.
Get well soon dear Martin.
I'll still be taking it easy for a while, but if Moodle 1.2 is not golden by the end of this week I will personally fly to the US and eat this server.
Thanks to everyone for their kind thoughts, there are too many to respond to individually but they are absolutely tremendous - thank you!
Four clots? Eek! Bad news about the pills and injections, but we are all glad that you are home.
Have a relaxing time (in whichever way suits you best) and we'll see you back on-board later
Good to here you're back.
In case 1.2 doesn't get ready by the end of the week, I advise you NOT to fly to the US, but to fly the server to Perth and eat it at home. You're just recovering from long flights!
Follow your doctor's orders! If he says get plenty of rest and lay off the caffeine, do it! And as for eating servers ... can I suggest instead sticking to fresh fish and fibrous veggies? I've still got a lot to learn about Moodle 1.2beta, so relax a little on 1.2 final. (My orders).
Dr. W. R. Minto
Amidst the deserved well-wishing and the pause to reflect on priorities, I am wondering if we Moodlers are taking for granted a strong health care system that supported your recent hospitalization. Is health care free for self-employed people in Australia? Does Moodle.com subsidize a good health care plan for you and your family? Is the income in moodle.com sufficient to provide for that? Or did you have to go into debt? In some countries, that would be the unfortunate consequence. And if so, isn't this the time for our community to seriously consider how to provide for our lead developer and inspiration.
We have a very good public tax-supported health system called Medicare, it works well (though hospitals can be crowded) and most things are completely free for taxpayers. My emergency care and scans on Sunday were under this scheme.
I have private health insurance too for the whole family, which allows use of private hospitals (less crowded and more drugs ). So for the hospital stay I went to the private hospital (mostly so I could free up a bed in the public hospital for someone who didn't have my options).
Do what you love, love what you do...
If the Australian health system lets you down, we've got some great tribal doctors here in Africa for you....
glad to know you are at home again. Take care.
Oh my GOSH! Don't I feel bad
I had just posted a message in the 1.2 beta forum... congratulating everyone on a great job (especially Martin)... and asking when it was due out... Hope I deleted it before it was sent out.
Glad you're home Martin and things are emproving!
Everyone is correct... your health is much more important than anything else.
Get some rest, and know thatwe all wish you a speedy and complete recovery.