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OpenACS 5.8.1 final released Oct 25, 2014

We are proud to announce the release of OpenACS 5.8.1.
The new release differs from OpenACS 5.8.1 in the following points:
  • Compatibility of OpenACS core and 78 application packages with PostgreSQL 9.1+:
    The new version installs without any need for special parameter settings in all recent PostgreSQL versions.
  • Major cleanup: removal of calls to deprecated code, using recent Tcl byte compiled instructions rather than legacy constructs, following more closer to Postgres recommendations.
  • Functional improvements in core and application packages
  • Various performance and scalability improvements
  • Various bug fixes
  • The packages can be installed online from the OpenACS repository. The list of network-installable packages contains also DotLRN (for the full list of packages, see the full announcement).
  • Altogether, OpenACS 5.8.1 differs from OpenACS 5.7.1 in about 100,000 modifications (6145 commits) contributed by 5 committers.
Many thanks to all who helped in this effort via direct contributions, bug-reports or testing!

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OpenACS 5.8.0 final released Aug 30, 2013

We are proud to announce the release of OpenACS 5.8.0.
The new release differs from OpenACS 5.7.0 in the following points:
  • Compatibility with PostgreSQL 9.2:
    The new version installs without any need for special parameter settings in new PostgreSQL versions. This makes it easier to use e.g. shared or packaged PostgreSQL installations.
  • Compatibility with NaviServer 4.99.5 or newer
  • Various performance and scalability improvements
  • Various bug fixes
  • Altogether, OpenACS 5.8.0 differs from OpenACS 5.7.0 in more than 18.000 modifications (781 commits) contributed by 7 committers.
Many thanks to all for the help!

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