[LON-CAPA-dev] 1.2.0 pre-annonce

Guy Albertelli II lon-capa-dev@mail.lon-capa.org
Sun, 29 Aug 2004 15:33:35 -0400 (EDT)

Hi ALl,

Help me get this announce up to speed (especially if there are any
notable changes I don't have in this announcement)

New Version 1.2.0 Released

- Hideable Folders
- Anonymous Bubble sheet quiz/exams
- COM can be disable for periods of time (during exams)
- Source Code to problems can be made avaialable to other authors
- Interval based problem opens (open for an hour any time tommorrow)
- CSTR preview of various problem modes (exam mode, answer mode, etc.)
- Open/Close date controls on HTML pages
- Problem Anlysis, submission analysis
- Author can access and see problem bobm messages
- Control over when posts are marked New
- WYSIWIG HTML editor for both creating new pages, and COM, FDBK

And of course hundreds of bugfixes and usability improvements.

To install this update:

1) You will need to be running Fedora Core 2 or RedHat 7.3
     for this release to work

2) If you are running RedHat 7.3 and you will need to install the
     3.13 systemperl rpm

First get:

Install it by doing:
rpm -e `rpm -q -a | grep systemperl`
rpm --install --force --nodeps LON-CAPA-systemperl-3.13-rh7.i386.rpm

Verify it is installed by doing:

$ rpm -q LON-CAPA-systemperl

RedHat 7.X will show

3) If you are running RedHat 7.3, you will need to install 
       Martin Siegert's check-rpms 

rpm -Uvh http://www.sfu.ca/acs/security/linux/check-rpms-3.0.2-1.noarch.rpm

4) If you are running Fedora Core 2

   You will need to do things after running UPDATE

5) Download the new LON-CAPA tarball from

RH 7.3:
wget http://install.lon-capa.org/versions/loncapa-1.2.0.tar.gz

Fedora Core 2:
wget http://install.lon-capa.org/versions/loncapa-fedora-1.2.0.tar.gz

and untar it

tar xzvf loncapa-1.2.0.tar.gz
tar xzvf loncapa-fedora-1.2.0.tar.gz

6) Run the UPDATE script as root

cd loncapa-1.2.0

7) If you are running Fedora Core 2 you will need to use yum to update
     your machine and then install the LONCAPA-prerequisites

yum update
yum install LONCAPA-prerequisites

8) 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@albertelli.com  LON-CAPA Developer  0-7-3-4-