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2.4 Available

2.4 is now available. There are some major database changes in this release (every database table and column are renamed) so please backup all of your data and run the upgrade against a test server before upgrading your live server!

Major changes include

Lowercased all database table/column names to allow for better portability between linux/windows

Major revamp of skins interface (if you have made major changes to your templates and css files then you will definately need to run the upgrade against a development server first to see what you need to fix in the new templates/css files)... read more

Posted by Glen Davies 2007-07-31

2.4 Beta 1 Available

2.4 Beta 1 is now available for testing purposed.

These release includes:

A major change to database table and column names to allow for better portability from linux - windows and back. It also allow for better abstraction of all database calls

A major revamp of the skins interface and css including a completely new default look.

A new chat component

Numerous enhancements to the journal/blog component.... read more

Posted by Glen Davies 2007-05-27

Release 2.3.1 is available

Release 2.3.1 is now available.

This is a maintenance release and includes some bug fixes for the new editor, some security fixes, and some updates to the journal rss feed.

Posted by Glen Davies 2007-03-12

Release 2.3 Available

Posted by Glen Davies 2007-01-17

2.3 Release Candidate 1 Available

Release Candidate 1 for 2.3 is now available at

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=69681&package_id=88295

Changes include:
Inclusion of dojo javascript framework which will enable us to add an increasing amount of ajax functionality to interface.

Replacement of the htmlarea in-built editor with the dojo editor.

A new feedreader component that allows you to pull rss feeds into your space. ... read more

Posted by Glen Davies 2006-12-18

2.2 Available

Posted by Glen Davies 2006-06-01

2.2 Release Candidate 1 available

Release candidate 1 of Interact 2.2 is now available for testing from

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=69681

Posted by Glen Davies 2006-04-13

Interact 2.1.1 Available

Release 2.1.1 is now available at
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=69681&package_id=68702&release_id=401427
This is a service release only and contains the 2.1 patches from
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=69681&package_id=68702&release_id=401427
to 14/03/06. If you have installed these patches there is not need to install this upgrade.

Posted by Glen Davies 2006-03-14

Important Patches

Posted by Glen Davies 2006-03-08

Interact 2.1 Available

Interact 2.1 is now available. Changes in this release from 2.0 include

New Scorm/IMS import component

Significant improvements to calendar

Indication of current online users

Simple messaging system for messaging other online users

Revamped Journal component with more 'blog-like' look and functionality

Improvements to 'Link' dialog in html editor - allows easy linking to uploaded files and other components ... read more

Posted by Glen Davies 2006-01-16

Version 2.1 Beta available

A beta version of 2.1 is now available for testing at
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=69681&package_id=88295&release_id=373117

This release is not recommended for live servers. Changes in this release include

New Scorm import component

Significant improvements to calendar

Indication of current online users

Simple messaging system for messaging other online users

Revamped Journal component with more 'blog-like' look and functionality... read more

Posted by Glen Davies 2005-11-23

Version 2.0 Available

Hi

Version 2.0 of Interact is now available from

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=69681

There is a major change to the way sites are structured in this version. The upgrade script will convert all of your existing sites into 'components' so they can, like all the other components, be added anywhere in the system, on the left navigation, in folders, etc.

Because this is a big change please be doubly sure that you back up all your existing data, including the whole interact database before upgrading - and we strongly recommend running the upgrade against a backup server first.... read more

Posted by Glen Davies 2005-06-29

Version 2 RC2 Available

We are getting closer to a final release for version 2. A release candidate is available from
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=69681
We would recommend that you only install this release on test servers at this stage, or on a backup of your live system.

Posted by Glen Davies 2005-04-27

Release 1.9.1 Available

Interact-1.9.1 is now available. This is a minor upgrade which:

Incorporates all patches for 1.9

Has new Flash interactives module for inserting flash components via the wysiwyg editor

Has new 'navigation mode' added to folders which allows folders to display content via a top horizontal navigation bar, and bottom 'previous|next' links, instead of in the standard linear mode.

Changes Accesslevels to Superadmin, Admin, User, Guest, Permanent Guest, to avoid confusion with Usergroups.... read more

Posted by Glen Davies 2004-12-06

Release 1.9.1 RC1

Release Candidate 1 of 1.9.1 is now available for testing at
https://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=271067

This release includes all of the patches for 1.9 plus the following new functionality

New Flash interactives module for inserting flash components via the wysiwyg editor

New 'navigation mode' added to folders which allows folders to display content via a top horizontal navigation bar, and bottom 'previous|next' links, instead of in the standard linear mode.

Posted by Glen Davies 2004-10-06

Release 1.9 Available

Hi

1.9 is now available. We have been running this live on our servers for a couple of weeks now and hopefully we have most of the bugs ironed out.

If upgrading we strongly recommended that you run the upgrade against a backup of your system first for testing as there are some changes to the category setup that you may want to test before going live.

There are some other changes to layout, we have tried to de-clutter the screens a bit by changing some text links to icons. ... read more

Posted by Glen Davies 2004-08-31

New project website

Hi everyone

We have just launched a new project website at
http://www.interactlms.org/

The site is set up running Interact and will hopefully make it easier to provide up-to-date documenation, faqs (using the new KnowledgeBase component in release 1-9), etc.

Interact 1.9 should be available next week. There are a few changes in the way sites are organised among other things, so watch the above site for details.... read more

Posted by Glen Davies 2004-08-27

1.8.7 Stable Release

The 1.8.7 stable release is now available. For the list of changes from 1.8.6 see

https://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=228739

If you are ugrading please delete the INSTALL file from your interact root directory and read the INSTALL.txt file in the new release as the installation and upgrade procedure has changed. And don't forget to back up your existing Interact directories and databases before upgrading ;-)... read more

Posted by Glen Davies 2004-04-05

General Update

Hi

Well we are close to a release of 1.8.7

Release candidate 1 is now available in the file download area. Some final testing by existing users would be much appreciated.

The release has been a bit delayed, but this has been for good reasons. The first part of the year has been spent trying to secure some funding for the Interact project. I have managed to secure enough funding to allow me to concentrate on Interact development for the next 12 months ;-)... read more

Posted by Glen Davies 2004-03-25

1.8.7 Beta

The first release of the 1.8.7 beta is now available for download at
https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=69681&package_id=88295&release_id=222215

This is definately a release for testing purposes only and should not be used on live servers.

There is still a bit of work to be done tidying up the quiz module and a few other bits and pieces.

Please post any bug reports in the Development forum.

Posted by Glen Davies 2004-03-08

Spanish Language Pack Available

The first release of the SPanish language pack is now available at
https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=69681

Many thanks to Juan Pablo R. Giron Lingan for his work on this.

Posted by Glen Davies 2004-02-11

Enjoy the holiday break!

Enjoy the holiday break those of you that live in a country/culture that has a break now!

I will be back on 5 January - you probably won't get much response to any forum postings until then.

Regards
Glen

Posted by Glen Davies 2003-12-22

1.8.6 stable release available

Release 1.8.6 is now available with the new gradebook module, amongst other things - A list of all the changes is available at

https://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=201301

Posted by Glen Davies 2003-12-02

1.8.6-Beta2

Hi

The second beta of 1.8.6 is now available. Getting close to a final release for this now.

Posted by Glen Davies 2003-11-26

1.8.5 Stable Release Available

The stable release of 1.8.5 is now available. See https://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=188556
for details. Make sure you back up your existing installation and read the upgrade instructions in the INSTALL file before upgrading.

Posted by Glen Davies 2003-10-03