[LON-CAPA-dev] 1.99.3 pre-announce

Guy Albertelli II lon-capa-dev@mail.lon-capa.org
Tue, 9 Aug 2005 16:51:04 -0400 (EDT)

Hi All,

1.99.3 has been uploaded,

Here is the announcement let me know if I got anything wrong.

New Version 1.99.3 Released

Things are starting to look pretty clean now. A few odds and ends that
needed polishing up.  This should be the last release before 2.0.

Notable Changes (from 1.99.2):
- SuSE 9.2 and RHEL ES 4 both supported OS bases.
- Bridge Task slot scheduling allows changing selected slot
- Bridge Task use 'portfolio versioning' scheme too
- random numbers could change is some highly specific circumstances
- IMS export enabled (We have gone WebCT 4.0 -> Lon-CAPA -> WebCT 4.0)
- course cloner restriction parameter added
- printing whole course into multiple files now names the resulting
  files better
- can delete empty directories in CSTR
Bug fixes:
- external navmaps window shouldn't be as confusing anymore when degenerate
- external navmaps with remote control would sometimes start controlling
   the wrong window
- portfolio locks where acting incorrectly when same file submitted multiple
- <num format="$0f">-123</num> was doing $-,123
- numerical response with $ fmt was causing the 'computer's answer incorrect'
   error when it shouldn't
- IMS import would get <img /> incorrect sometimes
- print with answers was flipping into 'only Answer' after first resource
- What's New page significantly faster
- printing a resource with both image.gif and image.jpg should get things 
  right now
- &SUMSEQ works again
- printing images with relative URLs in CSTR works again
- jsMath mode works in html files
- entity references in resource titles no longer screws up a course

To install this update:

1) You will need to be running Fedora Core 2 or 3 or 4, RHEL ES 4, Suse 9.2
   (SuSE 9.3, and SLES 9 support is coming soon.)

2) Use yum to update your machine and then install the

yum update
yum install LONCAPA-prerequisites

3) Download the new LON-CAPA tarball from
wget http://install.lon-capa.org/versions/loncapa-1.99.3.tar.gz

and untar it

tar xzvf loncapa-1.99.3.tar.gz

4) Run the UPDATE script as root
cd loncapa-1.99.3

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) 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   0-7-2-3-27,137