[LON-CAPA-admin] Version 2.1.0

Jim Maxka jim.maxka at nau.edu
Thu Dec 29 17:17:38 EST 2005

Hi Guy -- I am having trouble with the apache service finding 
Apache/switchserver.pm.  Any suggestions?  -- Jim

Guy Albertelli II wrote:

>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
>   http://bugs.lon-capa.org
>3) Mailing lists can be joined and left at http://mail.lon-capa.org

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