[LON-CAPA-dev] Draft announce of 1.0.0

Guy Albertelli II lon-capa-dev@mail.lon-capa.org
Sun, 17 Aug 2003 16:52:57 -0400 (EDT)

Hi all,

Draft version of 1.0.0 announcement.

Let me know what you think of it.

New Version 1.0 Released

-573 Enhancements and defects repaired

Notable Enhancements:

 *new problem types rankresponse, matchresponse
 *Chart and Statistics easier to use and provides more information
 *Spreadsheet significantly easier and faster
 *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
 *printing interface more straightforward
 *grading interface easier to use
 *can now easily grade entire sequence for a single student
 *new "helper" for setting resource parameters
 *new textbased "inline remote" interface an option for students who don't like
  or cannot use the popup remote
 *user can modify page color schemes in preferences
 *user can choose to be notified by regular email if new LON-CAPA messages
 *style files can be used to control the look of your course even when using
  other users problems

INSTALL Instructions:

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

2) if you haven't already download and install the 3.7 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-3.7-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-1.0.0.tar.gz

and untar it

tar xzvf loncapa-1.0.0.tar.gz

4) Run the UPDATE script as root
cd loncapa-1.0.0

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4) We have withdrawn support for RedHat 6.2 for subsequent releases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) Redhat 9 and 8.0 currently are unable to correctly run LON-CAPA
   we are trying to solve this issue.

guy@albertelli.com  LON-CAPA Developer  0-7-6-1-