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  •  Profile Element Feature

    Tuesday, May. 2, 2006
    A new rendering option has been added to the Profile element; you can now display a profile as a content well feature. The original full profile, summary profile, and right column feature options are also available. A new rendering option has been added to the Profile element; you can now display a profile as a content well feature.  The original full profile, summary profile, and right column feature options are also available.
  •  Commonspot Service Pack Installation

    Friday, Feb. 10, 2006
    We're planning on installing the Commonspot 4.6 Service Pack 1 release on Monday, 2/13. The installation will require that we disable authoring access to the cms server for an hour or so, and stop the automated content replication process from cms to www while the servers are being updated. We're planning on installing the Commonspot 4.6 Service Pack 1 release on Monday, 2/13.  The installation will require that we disable authoring access to the cms server for an hour or so, and stop the automated content replication process from cms to www while the servers are being updated.  If things go according to plan, authoring access will be turned off at around 10am, and restored by 12 noon.  Commonspot replication will be restored following the installation of the new release on the www servers; our estimate is that will be done by 3pm.

    Update - 2/14/2006 2:30 pm: The installation is complete, and replication is back on schedule.  Cache files were cleared from the www servers as part of the installation, and Web server performance is especially slow as a result.  The cache files will be rebuilt as pages are requested, and performance on the production server will gradually improve.
  •  Commonspot Content Synchronized

    Friday, Feb. 3, 2006
    Commonspot content published following the last automated replication on Thursday, 2/2, has been manually copied to the production servers. Commonspot content published following the last automated replication on Thursday, 2/2, has been manually copied to the production servers.

    On Friday afternoon, the file system and content database on the production (www) servers were manually overwritten with content from the cms server.  This procedure corrected the database conflicts that had caused multiple replication failures, and intermittent Web server failures, during the last two days.  We will continue to monitor Commonspot and the Web servers closely.
  •  What's New

    Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006
    The Webpublishing team has created a new RSS feed to the "What's New" page. When submitting content for publication, check the "What's New" checkbox for any new content that may be relevant to all site administrators (calendar updates, student/faculty profiles, etc.). This will give everyone more linking opportunities and information about updated content.
  •  Commonspot Replication Schedule Updated

    Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006
    We have returned to the regularly scheduled content replication schedule for Commonspot. Content changes on the cms server will be copied to the www production servers on an automated schedule, at 2-hour intervals. We have returned to the regularly scheduled content replication schedule for Commonspot.  Content changes on the cms server will be copied to the www production servers on an automated schedule, at 2-hour intervals.
  •  Commonspot Replication Schedule Changes

    Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005
    The Commonspot replication cycle has been changed to twice a day (7:30 am and pm) for the duration of the holiday break. The Commonspot replication cycle has been changed to twice a day (7:30 am and pm) for the duration of the holiday break.  The replication process, where content is copied from the cms server to the www production servers, can sometimes cause performance problems on the Web servers.  To minimize the potential for server down-time during the holiday break, when system administration support would not be as readily available, we're scaling back to this limited schedule.  We will return to the normal (every 2 hours) replication schedule on January 3rd.
  •  Delete Element option not functioning in Firefox

    Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005
    The option to delete an element in Commonspot appears not to be working if you're using Firefox. This bug has been reported to Paperthin. The option to delete an element in a Commonspot page or template appears not to be working if you're using Firefox.  It does work if you are using Internet Explorer. This bug has been reported to Paperthin.
  •  Commonspot version 4.6 installed

    Friday, Dec. 16, 2005
    We've completed the upgrade to Commonspot 4.6 on the cms server. The new version allows authoring access on platforms and browsers other than Windows/IE6, and includes system performance enhancements. The Commonspot 4.6 upgrade was completed on Friday morning, 12/16, and authoring access has been restored.  Although the new version was tested on a development server, we may still encounter some bugs that were missed during testing.
    The most important enhancement in this version is that Commonspot authoring access is now available on platforms and browsers other than Windows/IE6.  If you're using Firefox on Windows or a Mac, you will now be able to edit Commonspot pages.
  •  Commonspot 4.6 Upgrade Re-scheduled

    Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005
    Our attempt to install the Commonspot 4.6 upgrade on the cms server was not successful, and we'll try again after we receive technical support from Paperthin. The new version requires an updated set of license keys, which were not provided as part of the installation packet. We're (tentatively) planning on installing the upgrade on Friday, Dec. 16th.

    Our attempt to install the Commonspot 4.6 upgrade on the cms server was not successful, and we'll try again after we receive technical support from Paperthin.  The new version requires an updated set of license keys, which were not provided as part of the installation packet.  We're planning on installing the upgrade on Friday, Dec. 16th.

  •  RSS Elements

    Monday, Oct. 31, 2005
    Two elements have been added to the Content Well element gallery category for displaying RSS feed content, or displaying a subscription link to an RSS feed.  Both elements can be configured to use an RSS feed that's developed in Commonspot or use an RSS feed generated in another system.
 
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