[LON-CAPA-dev] Draft 0.99.0 release announce

Guy Albertelli II lon-capa-dev@mail.lon-capa.org
Mon, 26 May 2003 14:49:06 -0400 (EDT)

Hi All,

Here is a draft version of the 0.99.0 release announcement

Let me know what you think.

New Beta Version 0.99.0 Released

This release is a first pass at a 1.0 release. It is probably more
buggy then normal and is thus considered a beta release.

Notable Enhancements:

 *rankresponse, matchresponse
 *rework of CHRT and STAT
 *rework of SPRS
 *new publishing control mechanism allows finegrained control over what
  courses' and users can use resources
 *new course keys allow one to sell access to courses
 *rework of printing interface
 *new "helper" for setting resource parameters
 *plus hundreds of other requests

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

2) download and install the 3.6 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-3.6-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-0.99.0.tar.gz

and untar it

tar xzvf loncapa-0.99.0.tar.gz

4) Run the UPDATE script as root
cd loncapa-0.99.0

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
4) We have withdrawn support for RedHat 6.2 for subsequent releases
   please update your systems to RedHat 7.3
5) We are working on supportting RedHat 8.0 and 9, we hope to support
   them by version 1.0 of LON-CAPA

guy@albertelli.com  LON-CAPA Developer  0-7-6-9-