We continue to stay "green" and on track in all four quadrants. As we approach our end of fiscal year, the Ilios project remains on target with funding, growth, resourcing and development.
This month, along with our drive for global search
, we have mainly focused on dependency updates and underlying code improvement, along with as much refining the interface and squashing bugs as we could fit in along the way. The latest release, v3.66.1
, contains these updates, and we strongly encourage you (as always) to keep your systems up to date to take advantage of the latest improvements.
We are continuing to work with our Ilios schools to increase the effectiveness of the platform, and encourage all schools using the platform to consider taking advantage of our hosting service, which can significantly improve your ability to leverage the platform to service your learners, faculty, and staff, while reducing your long term costs.
Current Release: v3.66.1
Next Scheduled Release expected: 28 June, 2019
Security Notes: PHP 7.2 end-of-life, PHP 7.3 required after this release (see below)
You asked: We delivered
One of the most consistent asks we have had for Ilios since its launch has been for better, deeper, and more universal search. And not just search -- a search that really has the power to return meaningful results that provide both content and context within the curriculum.
It's been a long time coming, but with the collaboration of the UCSF Campus Library, we are beginning to get there. This month puts us well on the way to an entirely new search feature, which should set us on the path to a comprehensive, universal curriculum search model. While still in development, I thought we might share some examples of what we have already begun to test.
The goal is to provide an intelligent search with a simple interface, but which will return results that can easily be absorbed and understood in context. Using intelligent auto-complete suggestion, the search can quickly identify potential targets.
The results are constrained by a user's permissions of view and access, so information will not be compromised by unauthorized access or inspection. Weighted by value and tagged by context, we expect the current experimental development to be launched in late summer, with expansions into deeper areas of content and data over the next 12-18 months.
This powerful addition to the Ilios feature set is one we hope will provide a useful addition to your curricular needs.
As always, please don't hesitate to reach out to us via email
with any questions, comments, feedback or requests. We love hearing from you!
The Ilios Team
Highlights in this release:
- API Changes: No breaking changes.
- Schema Changes: No breaking changes.
: Please note that this is the final release of Ilios which will support PHP 7.2, which has now reached end-of-life. Releases after v3.66.1 will require PHP 7.3
and above. If you are an Ilios server administrator and have questions about this updated, please contact us
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/