Sierra 2.4 so far

[updated 2017.1.26]

So the Melbourne, Australia office updated our Sierra to 2.4 last night.

This has a lot (but not all) the functionality of the desktop app in the new web access version, as III moves away from a Java-based app.

So far, I’ve noticed that Create Lists does not let me scroll lists as easily. The print function is not ready for prime time; I cannot configure the printer through the web printing as I could in the app, especially for label printers. I haven’t tried receipt printing yet, but that will probably have the same problem, so looks like we cannot

The print function is not ready for prime time; I cannot configure the printer through the web printing as I could in the app, especially for label printers. I haven’t tried receipt printing yet, but that will probably have the same problem, so looks like we cannot use that at the circulation desk as I had hoped.

More fine tuning needed.

We don’t use the built-in macros so that limitation doesn’t really affect us. We use a third party program called Keyboard Express (a shareware product we licensed years ago) which fills in what we want, or handles keyboard commands, and that still seems to work.

Following the holidays, I expect to change the domain to libcat.uafs.edu and get a certificate and — we hope — get away from the https problems the WAM is having with our online vendors.

Update: well, due to a perfect storm of delays on both sides, III didn’t change the domain yet, so we are still struggling with the popup warnings and blocks for some services through the WAM. We’re not alone in that, of course.

On the bright side, we can now do most routine operations (aside from printing) through the web service. This has come in handy already for a staff laptop which didn’t want to load the Sierra desktop to work on inventory in the stacks.