[LON-CAPA-admin] Version 2.1.3 released

Guy Albertelli II guy at albertelli.com
Fri Mar 31 18:41:44 EST 2006

New Version 2.1.3 Released

- It's highly suggested to install this bugfix release.

Notable Bug Fixes since 2.1.2:
- search database was not being correctly built, such that many resources
  were not being included
- 'View Student Activity' data processing is 30-60 times faster
- course with large numbers of map conditions are evaluated significantly
- lond supports highly contended files correctly
- institutional student photo support integrated with auto-enrollment,
  (requires configuration and access to institutional photo repository)
- scantron grading, the Unique CODE checking is now actually running 
  when it option is selected

Minor Bug Fixes since 2.1.2:
- view classlist screen can include display of thumbnails of student photos
  (if student photo access is enabled for the course)
- searching multidomain machines correctly returns results for a specific
  domain on the machine
- bridgetask grading screen easier to use
- can now do a bridgetask regrading of a specific user
- bridgetask grading queue screen easier to read
- CSV grade upload correctly ignores blank lines in the uploaded file
- simple problems when printed had extra blank lines inserted
- slots now honor the 'Reservation allowed start time'
- some issues with Apache 2 have been fixed
- <instructorcomment>s are now hidden when printing CODEd exams
- searching specific domain works correctly
- slot management can now only show slots whose names match a substring
- slot reservation now correctly denies access to slots that have
  overlapping 'Unique Periods'
- slot reservation system no longer allows users to deregister for a slot
  that is closed
- slot management allows instructors to quickly 'Remove All' users from
  a slot
- display of users in slot screens and bridgetask grading screens includes
  both username and full name
- some external URLs were not being properly handled

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-2.1.3.tar.gz

and untar it

tar xzvf loncapa-2.1.3.tar.gz

4) Run the UPDATE script as root
cd loncapa-2.1.3

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   0-7-1-8-27,137

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