[LON-CAPA-dev] First pass at email

Guy Albertelli II lon-capa-dev@mail.lon-capa.org
Fri, 13 Dec 2002 14:48:10 -0500 (EST)

Hi All,

First pass at the 0.6 announce email, I still need to finish the KRB5
stuff, and I 'd like it if anyone had suggestion on the Notable
Changes section.

New Version 0.6 Released

-255 Defects and enhancement requests done

Notable Changes and Enhacements:
- spreadsheet twice as fast
- improved page design
- new version of tth, looks better, supports Mozilla and Netscape 6+
- printing significantly better
- New 'DOCS' button supports uploading resources without being an author
  and allows multiple toplevel maps
- System makes generating Syllabus, Bulletin Board, 'About Me'
  and other course pages simple
- Improved Navmaps screen clearer
- 'quickgrade' view makes it easier for student to see how much
  they have completed
- Prettier/more functional problem editor
- Randomlabel better/faster display
- More functions available to problem writers
- Better <optionreposne> control display of dropdown box and order 

To install this update:
1) Verify that you have version 3.5 of the LON-CAPA-sytemperl rpm

$ rpm -q LON-CAPA-systemperl

If it doesn't say that you will need to install it:

If you are running RedHat 6.2 get

If you are running RedHat 7.[0,1,2,3] get

Install it by doing:
rpm -Uvh --force LON-CAPA-systemperl-3.5-1.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh --force LON-CAPA-systemperl-3.5-rh7.i386.rpm

2) You will need to have the Kerberos 5 rpms install


3) Download the new LON-CAPA tarball from
wget http://install.lon-capa.org/versions/loncapa-0.6.tar.gz

and untar it

tar xzvf loncapa-0.6.tar.gz

3) Run the UPDATE script as root
cd loncapa-0.6

4) 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

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