[LON-CAPA-admin] Version 2.1.0

Guy Albertelli II guy at albertelli.com
Thu Dec 29 16:53:40 EST 2005

New Version 2.1.0 Released

Notable Bug Fixes since 2.0:
- <numericalresponse> only allows number now 
- <formularesponse> easier to work with when doing variableless expressions
- lonnotify  - DC can now send normal emails to classes of users to notify
               them of important events
- server timezone added to dates and times
- Switch server link no longer requires reauthenticating
- slots work with .problem
- hand graded problems use the grading queue idea
- Bridge Tasks no longer need slots, have a better looking 'Done' output,
               revamped randomiztion allows for <instance> disabling,
               have usable CSTR mode, internal data looks more like HW problems
- new response type <customresponse>
- <externalresponse> is fully functional
- <displayduedate> can be formatted now
- printing of duedates understands parts
- improved import of BB6 exports
- interface for slot mangement (editing, creating, deleting)
- printing for other users, selection interface improvements
- messages are better about rembering which course they belong to, and can
     sort by associated course
- courses can setup restrictions to what metadata values a user can specify
     for a portfolio item
- print screen presents list of recently created printouts
- can search and include NSDL resources
- search has better default sorting
- printed <table>s look better
- Match::Complex and Math::Cephes::Matrix availble in problem safe space
- "What's New" faster for people with lots of discussion to read
- EditXML & Edit of problems in CSTR will warn you if you are about 
   to lose unsaved changes
- <displayweight /> now correctly ignores hidden parts 

To install this update:

1) You will need to be running Fedora Core 3 or 4, RHEL ES 4, 
      SuSe 9.3, or SLES 9

2) If running Fedora, use yum to update your machine and then install the
      LONCAPA-prerequisites (if not already installed).

yum update
yum install LONCAPA-prerequisites

    If running SuSe or SLES, use you to update your machine.
    if running RHEL, use up2date to update your machine.

3) Download the new Lon-CAPA tarball from
wget http://install.lon-capa.org/versions/loncapa-2.1.0.tar.gz

and untar it

tar xzvf loncapa-2.1.0.tar.gz

4) Run the UPDATE script as root
cd loncapa-2.1.0

5) restart the Lon-CAPA system services
/etc/rc.d/init.d/loncontrol stop
/etc/rc.d/init.d/loncontrol start

6) restart the webserver:

Fedora/Red Hat Enterprise:
/etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd stop
/etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd start

SuSe / SLES:
/etc/init.d/apache stop
/etc/init.d/apache start

1) Many questions are answered at http://help.lon-capa.org
2) Defects reports, and enhancements requests can be entered at
3) Mailing lists can be joined and left at http://mail.lon-capa.org

guy at albertelli.com 

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