Sakai is highly customizable for your local institution's needs It is recommended that you review the default Sakai properties to get the most out of your experience. Comments explaining the properties often point to a more detailed explanation in Jira.
Lessons tool - special installation instructions
alter table lesson_builder_items modify gradebookId varchar(100);
alter table lesson_builder_items modify altGradebook varchar(100);
alter table lesson_builder_items modify gradebookId varchar2(100 char);
alter table lesson_builder_items modify altGradebook altGradebook varchar2(100 char);
Sakai 2.9.4 (and a note about Lessons with 2.8.x)
If you are running the Lessons that comes with Sakai 2.9.x, database upgrades are handled automatically. No special instructions are needed.
If you install Lessons yourself, we recommend using the most recent tag. This is currently 1.4.2. If you install it yourself, you need to be concerned about database schema updates. We recommend starting once with auto.ddl on. That will handle most database updates for you. The exceptions are in the following files:
If you are moving from a copy of lessons older than the 1.4.0 tag:
If you are moving to the 1.4.2 tag from any previous version, and are using mysql:
* simplepage.for-2.9.2.sql [mysql only]
If you are unable to use auto.ddl, see the README files in the Lessons source. It will explain how to generate a database update script to go between any two versions of the source.
For the convenience of sites running 2.8, we generate binaries for 2.8. See https://sakai.rutgers.edu/stats/lb-281/
Deprecations, Removals and Warnings
Google has discontinued Sakai support in Google Scholar with the new Google Scholar UI introduced earlier this year. This was confirmed directly with Google. For more information, see a sakai-dev post from May 2012: http://collab.sakaiproject.org/pipermail/sakai-dev/2012-May/017347.html
For now, the problem can be fixed by adding a "sciui=2" parameter to the Google Scholar URL to force the old Google Scholar UI, but it's not clear how long Google will keep the old interface available.
|2.9.0||NeoChat||disabled||NeoChat is a new feature in 2.9.0. We recommend leaving neochat disabled in a production environment until performance and usability tests are completed|
Open 2.9-related issues worth noting
|2.9.0||2.9.1||Help documentation||- SAK-22891Getting issue details... STATUS||Sakai's context sensitive help was not updated in 2.9.0 and therefore contains the 2.8 release help information.|
|2.9.0||2.9.1||Site creation||- SAK-22994Getting issue details... STATUS||Worksite Setup tool won't display extra site types from SiteTypeProvider during the new course site creation|
|2.9.0||Conversion script issue||Samigo (Test and Quizzes)||- SAM-787Getting issue details... STATUS||Not all languages are included in the conversion at this time, only English, Spanish and Catalan.|
|2.9.0||n/a||Firefox browser with WebDav instructions||- SAK-22588Getting issue details... STATUS||Links to OS specific instructions don't work on Firefox. Mozilla issue, not a Sakai issue.|
|2.9.0||2.9.0 w/note||Switching languages may require clearing browser cache||- SAK-22568Getting issue details... STATUS||Some Sakai features require clearing your browser cache for the change to be reflected.|
|2.9.0||no fix for Citations Helper planned||CKEditor - Some plugins not supported|
the Entity Picker, but no news on what will happen with Citations.
|2.9.0||CKEditor - Configuration Changes||- SAK-22113Getting issue details... STATUS|
Because we wanted to try to make it easier to configure CKEditor via an external file, the ckeditor.launch.js configuration for external plugins moved to the bottom of the file, and external plugins
have their own folder in "ckextraplugins". These include wordcount, an updated movie player and support for After The Deadline (if you set up the server)
|2.9.0||2.9.1||Error in Mysql Conversion Script||- SAK-22911Getting issue details... STATUS||MFR_AREA_T is wrong case and can cause issue in conversion script, use conversion script in trunk or 2.9.x|
|2.9.3||Samigo||- SAM-2201Getting issue details... STATUS||AssessmentGradeInfoProvider isAssignmentDefined results in many thousands database queries|
Heads up for planned changes post 2.9.0
|2.10||Events||- SAM-658Getting issue details... STATUS||Major change to events.|
Open 2.x tickets
For listings of all open 2x-related issues see: