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Q1 2015 Open Source Support Briefing for Sakai

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This is the Unicon Sakai Open Source Support Team's First Quarter Open Source Support Sakai Briefing.

The quarterly Open Source Support for Sakai Briefing is an opportunity to share with you Unicon's participation in and around the Sakai community, our perspective on progress and happenings in the community, and opportunities to engage further with Unicon. Discussions concerning maintenance development on Sakai tools, plans for further enhancement of the Sakai project, as well as excitement about the upcoming releases.
 
Some Highlights:
  • Priority development voting now in Zendesk (https://unicon.zendesk.com).
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  • Currently, we have the following Sustaining Engineering tasks in-progress:
    • SAK-23662: New datepicker implementation to create constancy throughout various tool's date and time selection mechanisms
    • KNL-1063: Persist the config changes in the DB (implement a config provider)
    • SAK-22786: Document optimal cache settings for a production instance in the cache configuration [Security]
    • SAK-28982: Add configuration options to new syllabus pop-up window
    • SAK-25857: Portal (maybe only neo) places 3 flags in every ToolSession which appear to be nearly identical
    • SAK-27862: Allow configuration of includeLatestJquery method in PortalUtils
  • These are the highest voted development priorities:
    • SAK-23662: New datepicker implementation to create constancy throughout various tool's date and time selection mechanisms
    • SAK-28982: Add configuration options to new syllabus pop-up window
    • SAM-1437: Timed Assessment auto-submitted earlier than allowed time
  • We often provide recommendations to assist with possible Sustaining Engineering Votes, please see the following recommendations that were discussed in our call.
    • KNL-1201: Sessions contain info only used before the login which should be purged shortly after login
    • SAK-25822: Portlet state data is stored in session
  • The Community updates focus on the Sakai 10.4 release, Sakai trunk move to GitHub, and upcoming conferences. A summary of what is included in the Sakai 10.4 release can be seen below.
 
Thank you for your continued subscription! Please join us for the next briefing, currently scheduled for 10:00AM PDT (1:00PM EDT) on Thursday, 30 July 2015.
 
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