[LON-CAPA-dev] pre-announce

Guy Albertelli II lon-capa-dev@mail.lon-capa.org
Tue, 19 Dec 2006 16:37:54 -0500 (EST)

Hi All, preannounce, I'm hoping to install this on MSU servers
tommorrow or the next day.

New Testing Version Released

This release is not expected to be installed on live production servers.

Notable Changes from

- PGRD hand grade functional again
- string/numerical/formula hints functional again
- numerical/formulahints can use the new multi answer syntax
- <hiddenline/> works with string/numerical/formula response again
- analyze works on the new multi answer type of numerical/formula
- help added to slot interface
- message screen revamped
   - 'New Messages' removed in favor of better overall
      filtering display of message controls
   - more actions can be done on checked messages
- PARM could display incorrect info in the 'Parameter in Effect' column
- support request screen prepared for translation
- Discussion added back to .page
- fixes to printing with missing fonts
- fixes to printing wrapped figures

To install this update:

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

and untar it

tar xzvf loncapa-

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-

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

guy@albertelli.com   0-7-1-6-27,137