Sakai Open Academic Environment (OAE) 1.4.3 maintenance release
RELEASE DATE: 30 October 2012
The Sakai Community is pleased to announce the release of the Sakai OAE version 1.4.3.
Sakai OAE is an open-source platform that promotes collaboration and sharing between users and interoperability between systems. It embraces a new vision for academic collaboration informed by the needs of learners, teachers and researchers. OAE provides academic networking capabilities that encourage people to connect and participate actively in communities that span beyond the traditional boundaries of classroom and institution. Powerful content authoring capabilities permit mash-ups and remixable experiences of ideas, connectivity, dialog and media. Enhanced search capabilities aid discovery of people and content. A widget-based architecture simplifies both development and integration with external systems.
Sakai OAE 1.4.3 is a tightly scoped maintenance release that provides a new Russian translation and updates to the existing French translation of the UI. It has been produced at the request of piloting institutions in both France and Russia. Other than the translation and Maven pom version changes, it is indistinguishable from OAE 1.4.2.
OAE 1.4.3 Web Start (one-click download/run for Demos)
If you previously sampled our web start be sure to check your /home directory and remove the /sling folder and, if desired, the /store folder if you previously added content and want to start fresh.
Users of Apple OSX Mountain Lion have reported start up issues when using the webstart. For a workaround review the Stackoverflow thread:
OAE 1.4.3 Binary (org.sakaiproject.nakamura.app-1.4.3.jar)
command line example: java -Xms512m -Xmx1024m -XX:MaxPermSize=256m -jar org.sakaiproject.nakamura.app-1.4.3.jar 1> run.log 2>&1 &
OAE 1.4.3 Source
3akai-ux front-end: https://github.com/sakaiproject/3akai-ux/tree/org.sakaiproject.nakamura....
Nakamura back-end (now includes the solr bundle): https://github.com/sakaiproject/nakamura/tree/org.sakaiproject.nakamura-...
Sparsemap Content storage system: https://github.com/sakaiproject/sparsemapcontent/tree/org.sakaiproject.n...
Sakai CLE 2.8 Hybrid Integration Module
Tomcat zip overlay: http://source.sakaiproject.org/maven2/org/sakaiproject/hybrid/hybrid-ass...
Sakai CLE "OAE" skins
Below is a highlighted list of issues not addressed in the 1.4.3 release. Tickets listed below with a status of "resolved" or "closed" are targeted for the next release.
https://jira.sakaiproject.org/browse/SAKIII-6031 - Collections that you do not own but you have added to your Library are not included in My Library count
https://jira.sakaiproject.org/browse/SAKIII-6014 - Collection Viewer counts are not accurate when dragging in content and refreshing
https://jira.sakaiproject.org/browse/SAKIII-5412 - Content Authoring has numerous accessibility issues for user of screen reading software and keyboard only users
https://jira.sakaiproject.org/browse/SAKIII-5061 - Group library permissions set to members cannot edit still allows member to upload content
https://jira.sakaiproject.org/browse/SAKIIIDESIGN-251 - Deleting a course does not delete the Course website that was created as part of it
https://jira.sakaiproject.org/browse/SAKIII-4493 - Collection added to a group appears in My Library and can't be removed
https://jira.sakaiproject.org/browse/SAKIII-4266 - After creator removes content from their library, it remains in the system with no ability to remove it
https://jira.sakaiproject.org/browse/KERN-3025 - Uploading more than 500 files at a time fails to set members
https://jira.sakaiproject.org/browse/KERN-2773 - Content count can be temporarily incorrect when adding or deleting multiple pieces of content at once
See our issue tracking system for a complete list of OAE known issues:
Upgrading to oae-1.4.3 from an earlier version (e.g., oae-1.3.0) involves a number of steps that MUST be followed in order to avoid dropping your existing data.
OAE Demo Web Start Guide
OAE Configuration and Deployment Guide
OAE and Java 1.7
OAE/CLE Hybrid Deployment Guide
Deploying OAE: University of Cambridge deployment notes
OAE Widget SDK and Library
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We'd like to thank the following organizations for provided funding and staff in support of this release.
New York University
The Sakai Foundation
Special thanks to Frédéric Dooremont, Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale and Vitaly Khudobakhshov, lmsware, for providing the French and Russian translations as well as QA resources to test the release.
Sakai OAE is released under the Apache license, version 2.0 http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.