Glossary

active fields

See dd.Model.active_fields.

CSC

Context-sensitive ComboBox. See lino.utils.choices.

customization functions

See Customization.

data migration

Data Migration is when your database needs to be converted after an upgrade to a newer Lino version. See How to migrate data.

See DavLink

detail window

A window that displays data of a single record. Used for viewing, editing or inserting new records. Besides fields, a Detail Window can possibly include slave tables.

disabled fields

Fields that the user cannot edit (read-only fields).

DSBE

"Dienst für Sozial-Berufliche Eingliederung" A public service in Eupen (Belgium), the first real user of a Lino application lino.projects.pcsw.

dummy module

See lino.core.dbutils.resolve_app().

dump

"To dump" means to write the content of a database into a text file. This is used to backup data and for Data Migration.

field lookups

See https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/2.2/topics/db/queries/#field-lookups

GC

Grid Configuration. See 2010-08-09,...

GFK

Generic ForeignKey. This is a ForeignKey that can point to different tables.

initdb

See lino.management.commands.initdb

initdb_tim

See lino.projects.pcsw.management.commands.initdb_tim

insert window

The window used to edit data of a new record before it is being saved for the first time.

jana

An internal virtual Debian server on our LAN used for testing.

loaddata

one of Django's standard management commands. See Django docs

makedocs

A Lino-specific Django management command that writes a Sphinx documentation tree about the models installed on this site. lino.management.commands.makedocs

makeui

A Lino-specific Django management command that writes local files needed for the front end. See Lino and Qooxdoo.

master instance

The database object that acts as master of a slave table.

minimal application

See Minimal applications

mod_wsgi

Setting up a Lino production server

mops

The machine that is serving the saffre-rumma.net domain.

slave table

A table that displays only rows related to a given database object, which the slave table calls its master instance.

For example if you have two models City and Person, with a ForeignKey Person.city pointing to City, then you might define a slave table PersonsByCity which displays only Persons who live in a given City.

table

See dd.Table and dd.AbstractTable.

testing

The version that is currently being tested.

tups

The machine that served the saffre-rumma.net domain until 2010 when it was replaced by mops.

watch_calendars

A daemon process that synchronizes remote calendars into the Lino database. See lino.modlib.cal.management.commands.watch_calendars

watch_tim

A daemon process that synchronizes data from TIM to Lino. See lino_welfare.modlib.pcsw.management.commands.watch_tim

WebDAV

See DavLink

welcome message

A user-specific message that you get in your main page. welcome messages are being generated dynamically each time your main page is being displayed. See lino.core.actors.Actor.get_welcome_messages().