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Sakai 2.6 Overview

Peter A Knoop, University of Michigan

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  • Sakai 2.6 Overview Peter A. Knoop Sakai Foundation / University of Michigan
  • What’s in Sakai 2.6?
    • Sakai 2.6 Overview
      • Task Level - Jira (issue tracking)
      • Change Log View - Subversion or SVN (source repository)
      • Cross-Project Enhancements
      • Tool and Service Enhancements
    • Beyond 2.6…
      • Sakai 2.7
      • Sakai 3
    29-Apr-2009
  • 29-Apr-2009
  • Sakai 2.6 – Jira 29-Apr-2009
  • Sakai 2.6 – Subversion Source Code Repository
    • 2.6.x Maintenance Branch
      • Branched from trunk on 06-Oct-2009
      • Trunk moving on for 2.7 (Enhancements & Bugs)
      • Bug Fixes from trunk merged to 2.6.x (and 2.4.x and 2.5.x) as appropriate
    • 2.6.0 Release Branch
      • Branched from 2.6.x on 21-Apr-2009
      • 2.6.x moving on for 2.6.1
      • Blocker Bug Fixes from 2.6.x merged to 2.6.0
    29-Apr-2009
  • Sakai 2.6 Overview
    • Cross-Project Activities
    • Tools
    • Services
    29-Apr-2009
  • Cross-Project Activities
    • Kernel
      • Kernel 1.0.0 (or “K1“) released October 2008
      • Centralize common, core services into a kernel project, separate from Sakai project.
      • Bugs addressed in Kernel Maintenance Releases; most recent is Kernel 1.0.6 for use by Sakai 2.6.0.
      • Enhancements to K1 occurring in Kernel trunk (Kernel 1.1) for Sakai 2.7
    29-Apr-2009
  • Cross-Project Activities
    • User Experience (UX)
      • No major changes from 2.5; enables re-use of much 2.5 documentation.
    • Accessibility
      • Minor improvements in some JSF tags for keyboard accessibility.
    29-Apr-2009
  • Cross-Project Activities
    • Internationalization & Localization
      • Support for localized tool names (page names not currently localized).
      • Localized date-time picker for velocity-based tools ( e.g. , Announcement, Assignment, Schedule, and Resources).
      • Localized start-of-week.
      • Language Translations:
        • With limited UX changes, many translations carryover.
        • Work ongoing…
    29-Apr-2009
  • Cross-Project Activities
    • Support for using db2 and WebSphere.
    • Testing
      • Improvements to Sakai integration test support.
    • Performance
      • Implementation of a working, proof-of-concept generic Sakai performance testing environment, including data.
      • Establish baseline tests for tools and build a test results library for comparisons among releases.
    29-Apr-2009
  • Session Time-Out Alert 29-Apr-2009
  • View site as if in a different role, a.k.a. Student View 29-Apr-2009
  • View site as if in a different role, a.k.a. Student View 29-Apr-2009
  • Assignments 29-Apr-2009
    • Support for custom fields, with timing and role control over when and who can view them.
    Assignments – Custom Fields 29-Apr-2009
  • Assignments – Model Answer 29-Apr-2009
  • Assignments – Private Note 29-Apr-2009
  • Assignments – All-Purpose Item 29-Apr-2009
  • Blog (Provisional Tool) 29-Apr-2009
  • Calendar Summary / Schedule
    • Added indicator with number of events to each calendar day.
    • Event description is now rich-text.
    • Improved performance; tool loads faster.
    29-Apr-2009
  • Schedule – iCal Integration 29-Apr-2009
  • Citations Helper
    • New configuration option for maximum number of databases to search simultaneously.
    • Support for populating direct vendor URLs from Search Library Resources and RIS import.
    • General user interface improvements.
    29-Apr-2009
  • Email Archive
    • Performance improvements for handling a large number of messages in the archive.
    29-Apr-2009
  • Gradebook – Add Multiple Items 29-Apr-2009
  • Messages
    • Added ability to reply-all.
    • Option to turn off 'send to email' option in message composition for a site.
    29-Apr-2009
  • OSP (Portfolios)
    • Improvements to UX.
    • Ability to edit and delete feedback and evaluations.
    • Aggregation of Evaluations across sites via My Workspace.
    • Better group awareness and filtering in Wizards tool.
    • Ability to apply an OSP Style to more screens of a Matrix.
    • Ability to control allowed general and item-specific feedback (0, 1, many) in Matrices and Wizards.
    29-Apr-2009
  • Preferences
    • Customize Tabs is now the default initial page; page order defined via property.
    29-Apr-2009
  • Preferences – Customize Tabs 29-Apr-2009
  • Resources
    • Notification for items with release dates at release time.
    • Zip/Unzip support (2.6.1?)
    29-Apr-2009
  • Wiki
    • Added WYSIWYG editor (2.6.1?)
    29-Apr-2009
  • Tests & Quizzes ( a.k.a. Samigo)
    • Allow editing a published assessment.
    • Ability to release assessments to groups.
    29-Apr-2009
  • User Membership (Provisional Tool)
    • Include the created and last modified date on the screen and in the CSV export.
    29-Apr-2009
  • User Membership (Provisional Tool)
    • Filter searching and viewing of users to only those users with the same named usertype(s).
    29-Apr-2009
  • Worksite Setup/Site Info
    • Support for creating sites from templates.
    • Added option to import and replace (with deep-delete) content from another site.
    • Support for optional survey questions during setup.
    • Improved support for adding multiple instances of a tool ( e.g. , Chat) to a site.
    • Enhanced group creation; ability to add a role or a provider id to a group.
    29-Apr-2009
  • WYSIWYG Widget (FCKeditor)
    • FCKeditor upgrade to version 2.6.2, which brings in bug fixes and better Safari support.
      • Upgrade to FCKeditor 2.6.4 coming…
    • Optional FCKeditor plug-in to allow users to embed entities ( e.g. , Simple Page Tool – a Contrib tool).
    29-Apr-2009
  • Deprecated Tools
    • Presentation
    • Mailtool
    • Mailsender (Contrib) replacing Mailtool
      • A major re-write of the tool.
      • Switched from JSF to RSF.
      • Improved recipient selection, email validation, and group awareness.
      • Need to gain experience with it.
    29-Apr-2009
  • Tools with Bug-Fixes only for 2.6
    • Announcements
    • Chat
    • Help
    • Linktool
    • Login
    • Membership
    • Metaobj
    • MOTD (Message-of-the-Day)
    • MyWorkspace
    • News (RSS)
    • On-Line
    • Podcasts
    • Post'em
    • PreferAble
    • Presence
    • Reset Password
    • Roster
    • Search
    • Section Info
    • SUTool
    • Syllabus
    • Tab Management
    • Users
    • Web Content
    • Worksite Information
    29-Apr-2009
  • Services with Bug-Fixes only for 2.6
    • Access
    • Alias
    • Authz
    • Build
    • Calendar
    • Content-Review
    • Courier
    • Database
    • Entity
    • Event
    • IMSTI
    • JCR
    • Memory
    • Portlet
    • Privacy
    • Profile
    • Quartz Scheduler
    • Realms
    • Reports
    • Rights
    • Site
    • Sites
    • Skins
    • Test Harness
    • Tool
    • Util
    • Velocity
    • WebDAV
    • WSRP
    29-Apr-2009
  • Services moved to Kernel 1.0
    • alias
    • authz
    • cluster
    • component
    • content
    • db
    • email
    • entity
    • event
    • JCR
    • memory
    • site
    • tool
    • user
    • util
    29-Apr-2009
  • Sakai 2.6 Service Enhancements
    • citations
      • Support for Serials Solutions 360 Search metasearch engine.
      • Support for returning direct vendor URLs from Search Library Resources and RIS import.
    • cluster [Kernel]
      • Improved performance by switching to JMS-based implementation.
    29-Apr-2009
  • Sakai 2.6 Service Enhancements
    • component [Kernel]
      • Support for more flexible configuration of components.
    • content (Content Hosting Service) [Kernel]
      • Added hooks for virus-scanner service.
      • Optional JCR implementation: testing and migration.
    • course-management
      • Allow administrative control over which Academic Sessions are current or active.
    29-Apr-2009
  • Sakai 2.6 Service Enhancements
    • Email [Kernel]
      • Refactored email service.
    • emailtemplateservice
      • Initial implementation of an email templating service.
    • entitybroker
      • Added bug report emails.
      • Added REST support.
    • JSF
      • Improved formatting and accessibility of ToolBar tag.
    29-Apr-2009
  • Sakai 2.6 Service Enhancements
    • Web Services
      • Added IP Address Filtering.
      • Added many new web services…
    29-Apr-2009
  • Selected Contrib Projects
    • Assignments2
    • BlogWOW
    • Terracotta
    • Conditional Release
    • Elluminate
    • Feed Tool
    • Gradebook2
    • Leaderboard
    • Learning Log
    • News Feeds
    • OpenSyllabus
    • QNA
    • Role Play
    • Sakai Admin X
    • SENRG
    • Sign-up
    • Simple Page Tool
    • Skin Manager
    • SMS
    • Solo
    • Textbook
    • Timeline
    • Wimba
    • Etc.
    29-Apr-2009
    • Builds on stability, robustness, and performance of Sakai 2.5.
      • Change from 2.5 to 2.6 is less than 2.4 to 2.5.
      • Lots of great, mostly minor enhancements.
      • Mostly similar UX to 2.5.
    • Official Release late April/early May 2009.
    • Support with Maintenance Branch and Maintenance Releases through early 2011.
    Sakai 2.6 Summary 29-Apr-2009
  • Sakai Releases
    • Sakai 2.x Series
      • 2.4
        • 2.4.x support ending soon…
      • 2.5
        • 2.5.5 Maintenance Release coming late April/early May 2009
        • 2.5.x support through early 2010
      • 2.6
        • 2.6.0 Official Release late April/early May 2009
        • 2.6.x support through early 2011
      • 2.7 (Last 2.x Release)
        • Remains Kernel 1 based, no new UX (?)
        • 2.7.0 Official Release early 2010
    • Sakai 3.x Series
      • 3.0
        • Moving to Kernel 2 based; new UX
        • Early, partial functionality releases starting late 2009/early 2010?
        • 3.0.0 Official Release 2011/2012?
    29-Apr-2009
  • Sakai 2.7?
    • Who is it for?
      • Existing deployers interested in maintaining a 2.x experience, with some enhancements, thru 2012.
      • Expected to be last release in 2.x series.
      • For new pilots, eventually will recommend starting with Sakai 3.x, rather than 2.x (late 2009?)
    29-Apr-2009
  • Sakai 2.7?
    • Tentative Plans
      • Minor enhancements to tools and services already underway
        • Forums
        • Profile
        • Tests & Quizzes
        • Assignments
        • Portfolio (OSP)
        • Other?
      • Leveraging 3.0-targeted work on UX Improvement Project and Page Authoring?
    29-Apr-2009
  • Sakai 3.x
    • The future of Sakai…
    • Key organizations and committers are focusing more and more on Sakai 3.x.
    • Early release (late 2009/early 2010?) – initially focused sub-set of capabilities to meet early adopters’ needs:
      • University of Cambridge
      • Georgia Tech University
    • Official 3.0 release for community (2011/2012?)
    29-Apr-2009
  • Sakai 3.x
    • Tentative Roadmap
      • Based on Kernel 2
      • UX Improvement project
      • Page Authoring
      • Content Management
      • Support for groups outside of site context
      • Simple URLs
      • Social networking capabilities
      • Support for legacy Sakai experience to ease transition
      • Migration from 2.x to 3.x
      • Improved ease-of-development
    29-Apr-2009
  • Where to Learn More about 2.6.0?
    • Overview
      • http://confluence.sakaiproject.org/confluence/x/WYC9Ag
    • Release Documentation (coming soon…)
      • http://confluence.sakaiproject.org/confluence/x/LADWAg
    • Beyond Sakai 2.6…
      • Sakai 3 General Information
        • http://confluence.sakaiproject.org/confluence/x/DQLWAg
      • Sakai Community Development Process
        • http://confluence.sakaiproject.org/confluence/x/gQAgAw
    29-Apr-2009