Profile2 v1.3.12 released

A new version of Profile2 has been released in the 1.3 series

Version:
Profile2 1.3.12

Description:
Profile2 is a complete re-design and re-development of the existing Profile tool in Sakai. It gives you more of a Facebook style interface for editing your profile.
In addition you have a comprehensive set of Privacy controls to allow you to choose who can see what part(s) of your Profile.

With Profile2 you can post updates (integrated with Twitter), search for people with common interests, view their profiles, view their connections,
add them as a connection, and much more.

Profile2 can be run seamlessly alongside the existing profile in Sakai and integrates with the Roster tool.

Works with:
Sakai 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8

Database upgrade:
There is no database upgrade required that is specific to this release. However, if you are upgrading from a version earlier than 1.3.9, you will need to apply the relevant upgrade script for 1.3.9 that is located in the /docs/database
directory of the source code, or from here for those using the automatic binary installation:
https://source.sakaiproject.org/svn/profile2/tags/profile2-1.3.12/docs/database/

Please note that a bug in the Oracle version of this upgrade script, present in 1.3.9, has been fixed so you should use the version bundled in the 1.3.10 release or later.

Availability:
SVN: https://source.sakaiproject.org/svn/profile2/tags/profile2-1.3.12/
Binaries: https://source.sakaiproject.org/maven2/org/sakaiproject/profile2/

Deployers running Sakai 2.7 should perform the following steps to upgrade:
1. Update the in $SAKAI_SRC/master/pom.xml to 1.3.12
2. Remove profile2-help-*.jar and profile2-api-*.jar from $CATALINA_HOME/shared/lib
3. Rebuild/redeploy the core-deploy project to fetch the new release and install it into Tomcat
4. Apply the database patch

Deployers building from source should perform the following steps:
1. Checkout the 1.3.12 tag using the SVN link above
2. Remove profile2-help-*.jar and profile2-api-*.jar from $CATALINA_HOME/shared/lib
3. Build and deploy the 1.3.12 tag
4. Apply the database patch

Highlights:
This is a maintenance release which addresses an issue with the Roster integration when viewing site participants profile pictures.

For full details of the features and fixes in this release, see:
http://jira.sakaiproject.org/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?reset=true&pid=10500&fixfor=11946

And as always, for full installation and configuration instructions, see:
http://confluence.sakaiproject.org/display/PROFILE/Profile2

Known issues:
None

Acknowledgements:
Thanks to the following Sakai community members (in no particular order) for their involvement in this release:

Nuno Fernandes (UFP, Portugal) – bug reports
Robert Long (SVSU) – bug reports

License:
Profile2 is released under the Educational Community License Version 2.0

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Profile2 v1.3.11 released

I am proud to announce a new release of Profile2 in the 1.3 series.

Version:
Profile2 1.3.11

Description:
Profile2 is a complete re-design and re-development of the existing Profile tool in Sakai. It gives you more of a Facebook style interface for editing your profile.
In addition you have a comprehensive set of Privacy controls to allow you to choose who can see what part(s) of your Profile.

With Profile2 you can post updates (integrated with Twitter), search for people with common interests, view their profiles, view their connections,
add them as a connection, and much more.

Profile2 can be run seamlessly alongside the existing profile in Sakai and integrates with the Roster tool.

Works with:
Sakai 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8

Database upgrade:
There is no database upgrade required that is specific to this release. However, if you are upgrading from a version earlier than 1.3.9, you will need to apply the relevant upgrade script for 1.3.9 that is located in the /docs/database
directory of the source code, or from here for those using the automatic binary installation:
https://source.sakaiproject.org/svn/profile2/tags/profile2-1.3.9/docs/database/

Please note that a bug in the Oracle version of this upgrade script, present in 1.3.9, has been fixed so you should use the version bundled in the 1.3.10 release or later.

Availability:
SVN: https://source.sakaiproject.org/svn/profile2/tags/profile2-1.3.11/
Binaries: https://source.sakaiproject.org/maven2/org/sakaiproject/profile2/

Deployers running Sakai 2.7 should perform the following steps to upgrade:
1. Update the in $SAKAI_SRC/master/pom.xml to 1.3.11
2. Remove profile2-help-*.jar and profile2-api-*.jar from $CATALINA_HOME/shared/lib
3. Rebuild/redeploy the core-deploy project to fetch the new release and install it into Tomcat
4. Apply the database patch

Deployers building from source should perform the following steps:
1. Checkout the 1.3.11 tag using the SVN link above
2. Remove profile2-help-*.jar and profile2-api-*.jar from $CATALINA_HOME/shared/lib
3. Build and deploy the 1.3.11 tag
4. Apply the database patch

Highlights:
This is an essential upgrade for users of the 1.3 series as it addresses an issue with the searching capabilities, present in kernel 1.0.18 and later. It also adds a Simplified Chinese translation.

For full details of the features and fixes in this release, see:
http://jira.sakaiproject.org/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?reset=true&pid=10500&fixfor=11872

And as always, for full installation and configuration instructions, see:
http://confluence.sakaiproject.org/display/PROFILE/Profile2

Known issues:
None

Acknowledgements:
Thanks to the following Sakai community members (in no particular order) for their involvement in this release:

Gao Jun (Fudan University, China) – translations
Johan Zaxmy (University of Skövde, Sweden) Рbug reports

License:
Profile2 is released under the Educational Community License Version 2.0

Profile2 v1.3.10 released

I am proud to announce a new release of Profile2 in the 1.3 series.

Version:
Profile2 1.3.10

Description:
Profile2 is a complete re-design and re-development of the existing Profile tool in Sakai. It gives you more of a Facebook style interface for editing your profile.
In addition you have a comprehensive set of Privacy controls to allow you to choose who can see what part(s) of your Profile.

With Profile2 you can post updates (integrated with Twitter), search for people with common interests, view their profiles, view their connections,
add them as a connection, and much more.

Profile2 can be run seamlessly alongside the existing profile in Sakai and integrates with the Roster tool.

Works with:
Sakai 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8

Database upgrade:
There is no database upgrade required that is specific to this release. However, if you are upgrading from a version earlier than 1.3.9, you will need to apply the relevant upgrade script for 1.3.9 that is located in the /docs/database directory of the source code, or from here for those using the automatic binary installation:
https://source.sakaiproject.org/svn/profile2/tags/profile2-1.3.10/docs/database/

Please note that a bug in the Oracle version of this upgrade script, present in 1.3.9, has been fixed so you should use the version bundled in the 1.3.10 release.

Availability:
SVN: https://source.sakaiproject.org/svn/profile2/tags/profile2-1.3.10/
Binaries: https://source.sakaiproject.org/maven2/org/sakaiproject/profile2/

Deployers running Sakai 2.7 should perform the following steps to upgrade:
1. Update the <sakai.profile2.version> in $SAKAI_SRC/master/pom.xml to <sakai.profile2.version>1.3.10</sakai.profile2.version>
2. Remove profile2-help-*.jar and profile2-api-*.jar from $CATALINA_HOME/shared/lib
3. Rebuild/redeploy the core-deploy project to fetch the new release and install it into Tomcat
4. Apply the database patch

Deployers building from source should perform the following steps:
1. Checkout the 1.3.10 tag using the SVN link above
2. Remove profile2-help-*.jar and profile2-api-*.jar from $CATALINA_HOME/shared/lib
3. Build and deploy the 1.3.10 tag
4. Apply the database patch

Highlights:
This is a recommended upgrade for users of the 1.3 series as it contains a improvement to the Roster integration and entity providers, as well as several other functionality improvements.

For full details of the features and fixes in this release, see:
http://jira.sakaiproject.org/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?reset=true&pid=10500&fixfor=11871

And as always, for full installation and configuration instructions, see:
http://confluence.sakaiproject.org/display/PROFILE/Profile2

Known issues:
None

Acknowledgements:
Thanks to the following Sakai community members (in no particular order) for their involvement in this release:

Seth Theriault (Columbia) – bug reports
Daniel Robinson (Lancaster) – bug reports and fixes
Adrian Fish (Lancaster) – bug reports
Nuno Fernandes (UFP) – new features
Anthony Whyte (UM) – release management

License:
Profile2 is released under the Educational Community License Version 2.0