[LON-CAPA-announce] New Version 2.3.3 Released

Guy Albertelli II guy@albertelli.com
Wed, 28 Mar 2007 18:48:51 -0400 (EDT)

New Version 2.3.3 Released

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

Notable Changes from 2.3.2:
- scantron grading of exams that use the number format and 10 bubbles
  would not grade bubble 10 correctly
- advanced search can be filtered by domain(s) again
- correct icons appear on resource with non-lowercase filenames
- corrections to internal caching system (results in some noticeable
  speedups, especially in the PARM screen and courses with long
  resource paths)
- gnuplot in imageresponse no longer generates spurious dependencies
- publishing was incorrectly handling metadata tags with _ in them
- gnuplot support for polar grids
- task's can control the location that grading information is displayed using
  <QuestionGradeInfo />
- auto-enrollment email messages include the actual update text again;
  more strings can be translated
- proctored slots work with encrypted URLs
- drop-down boxes in construction space would fail to work in IE7 sometimes

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-2.3.3.tar.gz

and untar it

tar xzvf loncapa-2.3.3.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-2.3.3

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 10.1/SLES 10:
/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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