eFront version 3.6.13 is now available

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eFront version 3.6.13 is now available

Postby periklis » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:30 am

Greetings to the community!
the efront team is pleased to announce that efront version 3.6.13 is now available

This version brings a whole lot of new features, including support for the TinCan protocol (in commercial editions only)
You'll also notice that we've updated the look and feel of several ui elements, such as dropdowns and popups.
Another important change is that we're dropping support for svn and we'll be offering direct git support for the community edition via Github, as well as nightly builds. More details will be announced in the following days, so stay tuned!

Here's the complete changelog:
=== Version 3.6.13.1 - build 18000 ===
- Added Tincan (XAPI) support (Commercial editions)
- Added the Simple/complete mode that allows for hiding unnecessary functionality
- Redesigned system header
- Redesigned system popups
- Re-introducing "login with facebook" option (Commercial editions)
- Added new options for course/lessons scheduling
- Added immediate supervisor option as recipient in notifications (Commercial editions)
- Added manual payments notification (Commercial editions)
- Added option to send an email when a user submits a content report
- Added option about forcing accepting license at every login
- Added "transaction id" field in manual payments (Commercial editions)
- Added "rule" check in custom profile fields (Commercial editions)
- Added ability for professor to download all projects of a specific user
- Added button in Lock down page only for saving message and not lock down platform
- Added "delete editor templates" functionallity in save template editor plugin
- Professor can now create courses that are attached to the current branch url (Commercial editions)
- Introducing a new, faster installation and upgrade procedure
- All database tables are now explicitly set to innodb
- When a user revisits a unit completed with a question, the question now shows up
- SCORM: extended CMIFeedback type to support Lectora's incompatible data values
- System now sends the "no-transform" header to prevent proxies from changing content
- When creating notifications to send, the branch url instead of the root url is included (Commercial editions)
- Changed "answers explanation" to be shown only for given answers (and correct matches in Match/DragDrop)

Modules:
- Module templates can now be included in the index page.
- Modules can now include system template files
- Fixed module call onCompleteCourse() not working
- Updated Gradebook module: "to" and "from" can now be equal
- Fixed issue about updating score to module gradebook with comma as decimal point
- Training period reports module are now available to professors only and various updates
- Updated content reports module to include total times per unit
- Redesigned "Security module" to detect several types of compromises

XML API:
- New action: "languages"
- New action: "categories"
- New action: "category"
- New action: "buy_lesson"
- New action: "buy_course"
- New action: "user_autologin_key"
- The "update_user" action does now requires the following fields: password, first name, last name, email, language
- The "user_info" action now also returns the surname
- Updated apidemo2.php to include new features

Various updates:
- Fixed performance issue in payments page
- Fixed issue about deleting first execution of test when clicking on "Redo" test option
- Fixed issue about viewing certificates in personal page
- Fixed error when admin tries to edit job position
- Fixed error resulting when creating polls from branch url
- Fixed issue about not copying survey questions when cloning lesson
- Fixed incompatiblity issue with Internet Explorer 10 and themes with sidebar
- Fixed error appearing when navigating to course lessons from search results
- Fixed importing users conflicting with version limit (Commercial editions)
- Fixed supervisor being able to see/assign courses outside the current branch to users (Commercial editions)
- Fixed issue about renaming folder that contains subfolders (old folder was not deleted)
- Fixed issue about course catalog in index page after logout from a branch url
- Fixed performance issue in group users tab
- Fixed course scheduling not working immediately after change
- Fixed branch url catalog not showing subbranch courses
- Fixed grid incompatibilty issue with older versions of IE
- Fixed diplaying only connected users from the same branch if branch is set
- Fixed directory traversal vulnerability, for php files residing inside the www/ folder
- Fixed group stats filter selection in community edition
- Fixed importing users conflicting with version limit

Enjoy!
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Re: eFront version 3.6.13 is now available

Postby y.sulistya » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:27 am

Great job everyone! Many thanks!
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Re: eFront version 3.6.13 is now available

Postby paul_avontuur » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:40 pm

When will this upgrade be available for the commercial editions?

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Re: eFront version 3.6.13 is now available

Postby periklis » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:58 pm

Hello Paul,
it will be made available later today
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Re: eFront version 3.6.13 is now available

Postby paul_avontuur » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:32 pm

periklis wrote:it will be made available later today


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Re: eFront version 3.6.13 is now available

Postby griffe » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:36 pm

Went ahead and upgraded without an issue...

However, I am now seeing a togglefor _COMPLETEMODE and _SIMPLEMODE under Professor and Admin logins.... What is this for? It looks to not be formatted correctly. I tried changing themes to no effect.

Also under Admin the 'User' options show next to search in the grey bar instead of the top right, e.g.:
_COMPLETEMODE _GOTO Administrator S. (admin) Messages Logout

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Re: eFront version 3.6.13 is now available

Postby periklis » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:49 pm

Hello,
the _COMPLETEMODE and _SIMPLEMODE literals indicate that the language file is not loaded correctly. Are you perhaps using a custom language file?
As for the header options, we've changed the way the header looks like. If you're using a custom theme, you may have to update your css. There's a diff file attached in the original post that outlines the necessary changes you need to port to your theme
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Re: eFront version 3.6.13 is now available

Postby 2ninerniner2 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:46 pm

Great news about the update! :) ... but ...

1) there is now no option on the installer to omit the sample data

2) I am receiving a notice in the Security Module about "Critical security issue: 1599 new PHP files found in the filesystem" - this is on a brand new install into a brand new folder on my local AMP stack where there are multiple eFront versions from 3.6.9 through to 3.6.12 - 17736 with no issues.
- I downloaded the ZIP again and same thing.

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Re: eFront version 3.6.13 is now available

Postby periklis » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:58 pm

Hello
1) true, for the sake of simplicity we omitted this option. The installation procedure has been updated and it's really fast now anyway
2) The security module was enhanced to auto-detect changed files. We did this after seeing many exploits targeting files that where left from old installations, or exploits that injected php files inside publicly-accessible urls.
We understand that for users with lots of customizations this can be ugly looking, since the security module will return too many false positives, but for the bulk of our users that are using a default installation, this kind of file screening can come in handy to detect possible holes or a compromised system
Having said this, I assume that you do have many changed/custom php files inside your installation dir. If not, then we should have a look and see why you get this message in the first place (all of my sample community installations are reporting 0 changed files)
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Re: eFront version 3.6.13 is now available

Postby 2ninerniner2 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:08 pm

1) yes, but it is always nice to have a "clean install" to start a new site with :)

2) no changed/custom files anywhere ... this is the latest ZIP, unZIPped into a brand new, empty folder off the root of my local server. This is NOT an upgrade. This is a NEW installation :)
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