Profile2 1.4.5 released

I am pleased to announce the 1.4.5 release of Profile2.

This is a maintenance release and is a recommended upgrade for all deployers of Sakai CLE 2.8.

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:
This release requires a minor database upgrade. You will need to apply the relevant upgrade script 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/profile2-1.4.5/docs/database/
In addition, 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.

Availability:

SVN: https://source.sakaiproject.org/svn/profile2/tags/profile2-1.4.5/
Binaries: https://source.sakaiproject.org/maven2/org/sakaiproject/profile2/

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

  1. Update the in $SAKAI_SRC/master/pom.xml to 1.4.5
  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 1.4.5 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 1.4.5 tag
  4. Apply any database patches as necessary

Highlights:
This is a recommended maintenance upgrade for anyone running the 1.4 series of Profile2. Of note is that the conversion process has been improved to allow the import of profiles from a CSV file, for easy migration of user information into the Sakai CLE.

For full details of the features and fixes in this release, see:
https://jira.sakaiproject.org/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?reset=true&pid=10500&fixfor=12549

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

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

Christian Bond
Ivan Ho

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

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