We continue to stay "green" and on track in three quadrants; we have moved development/progress to "yellow" this month, as we are slightly off-target in our release cycle -- despite a LOT of development and great progress, we've been a week postponed in getting some of that new stuff out to everyone! With this week's release of code, we expect to be back on schedule and green, 4-by-4.
The minor API update this week (v3.64.2
) deprecates our legacy "draft/scheduled/publish
" flags for Program
and Program Year
. These had no impact on the presentation of information in the frontend, and were causing some user confusion. Since all display is now securely controlled farther down in the curriculum data (cohort, group, session, offering), we are deprecating these attributes.
Moving forward all new Programs and Program Years are created as active or "published
"; legacy unpublished items remain inactive/unpublished, and can be made active at any time using the new "activate" button.
Current release: v3.64.2
deprecation of program and program year
Notable new features and improvements:
improved learning material search/filtering; improved competency/program objective linkage display; improved naming conventions and labeling; improved offerings editor form.
Something we don't often refer to in these updates is the Open Source community development that is part of the Ilios Project. Beyond our core team and collaborators working directly on Ilios, we rely on dozens of Open Source libraries and projects around the world to power our platform. Ranging from large, high profile OS projects like Symfony
, to much smaller (but no less important) libraries upon which our engines depend, these are our "upstream" communities. We don't just use them: we also actively engage with them, providing submissions, bug reports, and code when we are able (and when it is of key value to us). In this way, we help to pay back to the OS community at large, as well as provide a stronger, better ecosystem for Ilios to live in.
We are proud to provide our schools with a platform that is not only effective for our own communities, but built (literally) on the philosophy of Community as a foundation for success.
The Ilios Team
Please be sure to updates your systems to get the latest, greatest code!
How to Update Your Frontend:
The Ilios frontend is always up-to-date on our content-delivery servers at Amazon S3, but you will need to regularly run a console command on your backend instance in order ensure that your users are seeing the latest version and that they are getting all the latest features and bugfixes. To make sure you users are receiving the latest frontend code at all times, just follow the steps described here:
Though you will probably never need to deploy the Ilios 3 Frontend on your own servers, the source for the frontend code can always be found at https://github.com/ilios/frontend/releases.
The changelog for updates specific to the frontend can be viewed here.
Our online user guides are available at https://iliosproject.gitbooks.io/ilios-user-guide/content/
The latest code for download and update, as well as the complete changelog, is available here:
Training, Learning, and Collaboration Opportunities
We continue to develop our online user guides. They are available at https://iliosproject.gitbooks.io/ilios-user-guide/content/