[LON-CAPA-announce] New Version 2.3.2 Released

Guy Albertelli II guy@albertelli.com
Fri, 26 Jan 2007 19:05:48 -0500 (EST)

New Version 2.3.2 Released

This is a bugfix release. It's highly recommended to be installed.
(Especially those of you doing scantron exams)

Notable Changes from 2.3.1:
- formularesponse
   - considers all sample points for deciding correctness
   - works correctly when sampling at a singularity (divide by zero)
- scantron grading of numerical and formula response problems 
  was failing to assign a grade
- spreadsheet's EXPANDSUM works correct if the same parameter string
  occurs multiple times
- spreadsheet invalidates cache on any changes to any spreadsheets
  in that course
- eliminating some lon-capa 1.1 compatability code that was
  interacting poorly with library servers running in Single Sign-on
- support for Fedora Core 6

To install this update:

1) You will need to be running Fedora Core 5 or 6, RHEL (AS|ES) 4,
   SUSE 9.3 or 10.1, SLES 9 or 10
     (Fedora Core 4 or 3 should continue to work but are 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-2.3.2.tar.gz

and untar it

tar xzvf loncapa-2.3.2.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-2.3.2

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

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