Sakai 2.6 Overview


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  • Sakai 2.6 Overview

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