[LON-CAPA-admin] New Version 2.3.0 Released

Guy Albertelli II guy at albertelli.com
Wed Jan 3 23:36:32 EST 2007

New Version 2.3.0 Released

Notable Changes from 2.2.X:

- numerical/formularesponse can have unordered answers 
- communication blocks can also affect discussion, porfolio, chat
  and blogs now
- PORT quota can be configured by Domain Coordinator for course group
  total usage and individual users
- groups can be deleted and undeleted
- DOCS actions logged
- PARM and DOCS logs can be searched for terms
- portfolio files can be searched for
- more types of access possibilities for portfolio files
  (user, course or domain based)
- usernames, domains, hostids can contain . and -
- German translation updated
- Portfolio Documented
- Slots Documented
- Course Catalog
- users can reset password on internal authenticated account if they
  have an email address set
- robot scripts can now easily walk and access the data of a course
- BridgeTask XML more flexible and easier to use
- unit of curie (CI) added
- can have multiple correct answers for a numericalresponse or formularesponse
- reactionresponse supports voltaic cell notation
- group portfolio files available on the course aboutme scren
- confirmation required on deletion of posts
- course configured metadata fields can be ordered and removed
- can delete and rename message folders
- headers on printouts can be configured
- in construction space, can retrieve old published metadata,
  directory listing shows when metadata is changed but unpublished
- feedback and error messages are tied to the particular resource
- feedback messages on encrypted resources don't leak url info in the 
  sent messages
- COM screen remembers options between visits
- course name included in forwarded lon-capa notifications
- student status handling in STAT/CHRT caches improved
- PGRD hand grade functional again
- numerical/formulahints can use the new multi answer syntax
- analyze works on the new multi answer type of numerical/formula
- help added to slot interface
- message screen revamped
   - 'New Messages' removed in favor of better overall
      filtering display of message controls
   - more actions can be done on checked messages
- PARM could display incorrect info in the 'Parameter in Effect' column
- support request screen prepared for translation
- Discussion added back to .page
- fixes to printing with missing fonts
- fixes to printing wrapped figures
- better network error handling during CHRT and SPRS
- STAT handles no data situtions more cleanly

To install this update:

1) You will need to be running Fedora Core 4 or 5, RHEL (AS|ES) 4,
   SUSE 9.3 or 10.1, SLES 9 or 10
     (Fedora Core 3 should continue to work but is deprecated.)

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 9.3 or SLES 9, use you to update your machine.
    If running SUSE 10.1 or SLES 10, use rug 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-2.3.0.tar.gz

and untar it

tar xzvf loncapa-2.3.0.tar.gz

4) stop the Lon-CAPA system services

/etc/rc.d/init.d/loncontrol stop

5) stop the webserver:

/etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd stop

/etc/init.d/apache stop

SUSE 10.1/SLES 10:
/etc/init.d/apache2 stop

6) Run the UPDATE script as root
cd loncapa-2.3.0

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

8) restart the webserver:

/etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd start

/etc/init.d/apache start

SUSE 9.X /SLES 10.1:
/etc/init.d/apache2 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   0-7-1-6-27,137

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