[LON-CAPA-dev] 2.1.1 pre announce

Guy Albertelli II lon-capa-dev@mail.lon-capa.org
Fri, 13 Jan 2006 16:20:06 -0500 (EST)

Hi All,

let me know if you see any typos:

New Version 2.1.1 Released

- It's highly suggested to install this bugfix release.

Notable Bug Fixes since 2.1.0:
- doc,ppt etc. files switched back to 'showdoc' mode (rather than 'wrapper')
- 'showdoc' files can be navigated now
- "What's New" is available to IN and TA roles, and Custom Roles that are 
  given the privledge
- display of "What's New" can be configured on a per course basis
- TA roles can no longer send broadcast messages or critical messages 
  by default
- Autoenroll now records a warning if a new username being added
  shares a student ID with a username already in the course in
  LON-CAPA, regardless
- essay problems with no submissions provide useful feedback when in 
  answer mode
- the 'modify course documents' privledge is now need to modify simple problems
- hidden resources no longer show up on the CLDR
- CLDR items show up in time order
- events that occur exactly at midnight were not showing up on the CLDR
- problems occured when trying to view a COM message that had been sent
   by Lon-capa version 1.2 or older
- some security updates to the COM screens
- display of messages should be significantly faster for users with many roles
- resources that have = in the filename, made it appear that other
  resources in the course were 'conditionally hidden'
- directory publication of problems could, in some cases, cause problem to
  not end up with IDs assigned to <part>s and <*response>s
- <table> printing improved
    - was defaulting to a width of 0 mm if one was unspecified
    - images inside of a table were shitfing to different cells
    - centering inside of a table cell was causing excess whitespace
- the HTML Entites &theta; &pi; &rho; where beign treated as funtion calls
- PGRD on a .problem in a .page was not working

To install this update:

1) You will need to be running Fedora Core 3 or 4, RHEL ES 4, 
      SuSe 9.3, or SLES 9

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 or SLES, use you 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-2.1.1.tar.gz

and untar it

tar xzvf loncapa-2.1.1.tar.gz

4) Run the UPDATE script as root
cd loncapa-2.1.1

5) restart the Lon-CAPA system services
/etc/rc.d/init.d/loncontrol stop
/etc/rc.d/init.d/loncontrol start

6) restart the webserver:

Fedora/Red Hat Enterprise:
/etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd stop
/etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd start

SuSe / SLES:
/etc/init.d/apache stop
/etc/init.d/apache 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   0-7-1-8-27,137