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Jim Mezzanotte December 17, 2014 General Information / ANI Announcements

In using Sakai, have you developed some especially effective approaches to teaching and learning? If so, we strongly encourage you to submit an application for the 2015 Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award (TWSIA).

Sponsored by ANI and now in its eighth year, the award honors "innovation and excellence in technology-supported teaching, academic collaboration, and student engagement," and it's open to educators using the Sakai CLE or Apereo OAE. Award winners will be recognized at the 2015 Open Apereo conference in Baltimore, Maryland (June 1-3, 2015).

The deadline for optional abstract submission (for feedback/preliminary review) is Jan 15, 2015, and the final submission deadline is March 20, 2015. We hope you’ll be submitting!

Orla Mester November 19, 2014 General Information / ANI Announcements

Have you tried to access a Sakai test server recently and found that it was not available? ANI offers on demand test servers for all clients as part of our base subscription. Unless you have a permanent test instance in your contract, our operations team will periodically power down test servers that are not actively being used for a test upgrade. If you need a test server to review against, you can submit a ticket through https://anisakai.zendesk.com and ANI  would be happy to power up your test server for a two-week period or longer if needed, just let us know.

Jim Mezzanotte January 15, 2014 Sakai CLE / Sakai CLE Release Notes

ANI and other members of the Sakai community are constantly working to improve Sakai. As a result, we release new versions of the ANI Sakai CLE throughout the year. Keep in mind, however, that our version cycle for the CLE provides different types of releases:

  • Major release
    A major release is a community-driven, generational “number” change, such as from CLE 2.9 to Sakai 10. It usually includes new tools and features as well as hundreds of bug fixes, and it may also include architectural changes to the system. Major releases can require configuration and database migration. A major release is usually scheduled once per year, typically in the second quarter.

  • Maintenance release
    This type of release improves the CLE, but on a much smaller scale than a major release. A maintenance release is a collection of bug fixes, individual tool updates, and minor new features. It may sometimes require configuration or database changes, but our development team tries to limit the impact of these changes. Maintenance releases are typically scheduled on a quarterly basis.

  • Patch release
    A patch release typically only includes a small number of bug fixes--usually no more than ten critical fixes, which are isolated, well-tested, and stable. This type of release typically does not require database or configuration changes. We schedule patch releases as needed.  

Beginning with our Sakai 10 release, we have adopted a new naming convention that both aligns with community releases and indicates additional releases from our development team:

  • The first two digits in an ANI release indicate the community major/maintenance release upon which it is based. ANI Sakai CLE 10.2, for example, is based upon the second community maintenance release for the initial Sakai 10 major release.

  • The next digit in an ANI release indicates an additional maintenance release from ANI. An example would be ANI Sakai CLE 10.2.1.

  • The last digit in an ANI release indicates a patch release from ANI. An example would be ANI Sakai CLE 10.2.1.1.     

Our procedures for applying new releases reflect the varying levels of configuration and database modification involved for different release types. We upgrade the CLE with a major release, while we update the CLE with a maintenance or patch release.