[LON-CAPA-users] Version 1.3.0 Released

Guy Albertelli II lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Thu, 23 Dec 2004 20:43:52 -0500 (EST)

New Version 1.3.0 Released

Notable Changes:
- encrypturl, you can mark resources so that the plain url is hidden from
- hidden, and encrypturl work as normal resource parameters
- discussion enhancements
   - filtering display of a discussion based on roles/username/section
   - more sort options
   - searching discussion
   - posts are editable
   - spell checker
- optional persitant NAV window
- survey mode works with all problem types
- student activity tracking
- student submission reports significantly more useful
- can now do response analysis on <radiobuttonresponse>
- ability to add student photos to exam printouts
- roles page can show last N roles
- COM now has folder support
- support for 64 bit machines
- support for Fedora Core 3
- non advanced custom roles can be generated
- <numericalresponse> can require $ and/or , in answers (i.e. $10,000)
- <drawimage> supports <polygon>
- student's have a portfolio space, and can submit a portfolio file to an
- can print in student name order, or section order
- CSTR works in remoteless mode
- more informative about what is going on when trying to launch the remote
- Domain Coordinators can become Course Coordinator for a specfic course
  without having to actually have the role
- usability improvements
- bug fixes

To install this update:

1) You will need to be running Fedora Core 2 or 3 

2) Use yum to update your machine and then install the

yum update
yum install LONCAPA-prerequisites

3) Download the new LON-CAPA tarball from
wget http://install.lon-capa.org/versions/loncapa-1.3.0.tar.gz

and untar it

tar xzvf loncapa-1.3.0.tar.gz

4) Run the UPDATE script as root
cd loncapa-1.3.0

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

6) If you have created your own localenroll.pm you will need to
   implement a new function. See the documentation in
   localenroll-std.pm or contact raeburn@msu.edu

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