[LON-CAPA-admin] 1.99.2 released

Guy Albertelli II guy at albertelli.com
Thu Jul 14 10:59:06 EDT 2005

New Version 1.99.2 Released

Notable Changes (from 1.99.1):
- public browsing users can now interact with _all_ types of problems
- you can control the display engine used for an <m> tag
   for example: <m display="tth">
- Parameter Helper works again
- can clear all bombs in a heiarchy of directories
- What's New screen, all boxes now work
- <div> is supported in printing

Bug fixes:
- tex in helpfiles works correctly again
- no longer cache the error page as the thumbnail of the resource
- <gnuplot> print again
- checking of the instructors answer in <numericalresponse> and
  <formularesponse> works correctly for vector style answers, and
  displays better information
- WebCT 4 import supports the numercial style questions more fully  
- trackstudent xml file parsing is much faster
- printing resources with <p align="something"> will work better when
  </p> is not used
- a bunch of other small things

To install this update:

1) You will need to be running Fedora Core 2 or 3 or 4 to work
   (SuSE 9.2 and 9.3 support is coming soon.)

2) Use yum to update your machine and then install the

yum update
yum install LONCAPA-prerequisites

3) Download the new LON-CAPA tarball from
wget http://install.lon-capa.org/versions/loncapa-1.99.2.tar.gz

and untar it

tar xzvf loncapa-1.99.2.tar.gz

4) Run the UPDATE script as root
cd loncapa-1.99.2

5) restart the system services
/etc/rc.d/init.d/loncontrol stop
/etc/rc.d/init.d/loncontrol start
/etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd stop
/etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd 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   0-7-2-5-15,728

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