[LON-CAPA-dev] Heads up for 1.1.2

Guy Albertelli II lon-capa-dev@mail.lon-capa.org
Mon, 8 Mar 2004 15:25:18 -0500 (EST)

Hi All,

First pass at a 1.1.2 email below, I expect the full release to be
ready Wednesday.


New Version 1.1.2 Released

More bugfixes, I'd suggest installing this if you have the chance or
one of the bugs below has hit you.

- added French translation
- added some machines
- support multi-domained machines with authors
- postinstall checks ownership of databases
- scantron grading works when problem is CLOSED or is already
   graded and is receivng a different grade
- scantron grading works for <matchresponse> and <rankresponse>
- <matchresponse> prints when table is placed 'left or 'right'
- <optionresponse> and <numericalrespone> better about generating bubbles
  from scantron mode
- print single <part>ed problem for exams better about showing weights
- uploaded scores display better about cases where it would do
   5.9999999999, also hides the 'The correct answer is' and 'Tries' strings
   more properly
- can now 'Reply' to messages in Bulletin Boards
- sending message to students from uploaded file works now
- printing uses the specifed paper width values correctly
- printing works for users with _lots_ of roles
- printing works for images in CSTR space
- SPRS could hide data in unlikely cases
- removed unused parameter 'problemstyle'
- publishing problems with tag like strings inside of a <script> could
  cause bad metadata to be generated
- fixed case where lond could lock up in a &wait()

To install this update:

1) You will need to be running Redhat 7.X (preferably 7.3) or Fedora
   for this release to work

   If you are running Fedora please see this page for instructions

   If you are running Redhat 7.X instructions for updating follow.

2) if you haven't already download and install the 3.9 systemperl rpm

If you are running RedHat 7.X get

Install it by doing:
rpm -e `rpm -q -a | grep systemperl`
rpm --install --force --nodeps LON-CAPA-systemperl-3.9-rh7.i386.rpm

Verify it is installed by doing:

$ rpm -q LON-CAPA-systemperl

RedHat 7.X will show

3) Download the new LON-CAPA tarball from
wget http://install.lon-capa.org/versions/loncapa-1.1.2.tar.gz

and untar it

tar xzvf loncapa-1.1.2.tar.gz

4) Run the UPDATE script as root
cd loncapa-1.1.2

5) 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) Defect reports, and enhancement 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  0-7-4-7-