Profile2 1.4.3 released

I am happy to announce the availability of Profile2 v1.4.3.

This is a bug fix release and is a recommended upgrade for anyone running Profile2 1.4 or Sakai 2.8.

Version:
Profile2 1.4.3

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 2.8, 2.9

Database upgrade:
There is no database upgrade required that is specific to this release. However if you are upgrading from Sakai 2.7 or Profile2 1.3 there are database conversion scripts you need to run. For migrating from Sakai 2.7, run the normal database migration scripts. Everything you need is in there. For just upgrading profile2 versions, apply the relevant database upgrade scripts from https://source.sakaiproject.org/svn/profile2/tags/profile2-1.4.3/docs/database/. Ensure you apply all of the upgrade scripts for 1.3 that apply to your environment.

Availability:

SVN: https://source.sakaiproject.org/svn/profile2/tags/profile2-1.3.15/
Binaries: https://source.sakaiproject.org/maven2/org/sakaiproject/profile2/

Deployers running Sakai 2.8 should perform the following steps to upgrade:

  1. Update the <sakai.profile2.version> in $SAKAI_SRC/master/pom.xml to 1.4.3
  2. Remove profile2-help-X.jar and profile2-api-X.jar from $CATALINA_HOME/shared/lib (where X represents older version numbers)
  3. Rebuild/redeploy the core-deploy project to fetch the new release and install it into Tomcat
  4. Apply any database patches as necessary

Deployers building from source should perform the following steps:

  1. Checkout the 1.4.3 tag using the SVN link above
  2. Remove profile2-help-X.jar and profile2-api-X.jar from $CATALINA_HOME/shared/lib (where X represents older version numbers)
  3. Build and deploy the 1.4.3 tag
  4. Apply any database patches as necessary

Highlights:
This is a recommended maintenance upgrade for anyone running the 1.4 series of Profile2.

For full details of the features and fixes in this release, see:
http://jira.sakaiproject.org/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?reset=true&pid=10500&fixfor=12308http://jira.sakaiproject.org/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?reset=true&pid=10500&fixfor=12498

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:

Nkululeko Phakela

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

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