The second program is called tkbook.
It provides a visual, point and click interface for booking and unbooking. By selecting a day and time you can book and unbook as well as claim any existing bookings at the BOOK prompt. For more information on claiming bookings, please see section 1.5.5 on page . Online help is also available when running tkbook by clicking on the Help button.
The tkbook program appears as in figure 1.11.
In this particular example, student with login jmb774 has made 3 consecutive bookings in the gong lab on Monday the 10th of January from 11am to 12:30pm with her three summer tokens. (The number of tokens are listed in the Token box at the top left hand corner of the window). This is done by selecting a day (the default will be the current day) and period with the mouse and clicking on the Book button. Similarly, these bookings can be cancelled by selecting the booked period and clicking on the Unbook button. N/T means that this student has used all her available tokens and has no tokens left with which to make further bookings at this stage. These tokens are continuously refundable, meaning that when one token is used, it is returned so another slot can be booked with this previously used token.
The tkbook program also specifies when a lab is not available for bookings due to class reservations or when a lab has been completely booked by individual students.Loc Van Huynh 2007-03-15