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European OpenACS and Tcl Conference, Vienna 2022

We are proud to announce the joint European OpenACS and Tcl Conference. This event will combine the 6th OpenACS conference and the 18th European Tcl/Tk Users Meeting (EuroTcl).

   Date: June 30th and July 1st, 2022
   Location: Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Austria
   Venue: Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna
   Contact: conference2022@openacs.org

The joint conference seeks practitioners, developers, and researchers whose work involves Tcl/Tk and/ or OpenACS. The conference will offer multiple presentations and discussions about Tcl/Tk programming, as well as for developments and applications of the OpenACS Web application framework. You are invited to contribute and participate actively by proposing a presentation.

For details and registration, visit: https://openacs.org/conf2022/

Published on May 17, 2022

OpenACS 5.10.0 final released

We are proud to announce the release of the OpenACS 5.10.0 [1]. This release contains the most changes in OpenACS between releases in history, including many security and performance improvements and includes new functionalities. This new release differs from OpenACS 5.9.1 by the following statistics
3445 files changed, 215464 insertions(+), 193642 deletions(-)

The release of OpenACS 5.10.0 contains the 93 packages of the oacs-5-10 branch (plus 9 compared to oacs-5-9). These packages include the OpenACS core packages, the major application packages (e.g. most the ones used on OpenACS.org), and DotLRN 2.10.0. The release contains several security improvements and new functions, several new packages were added, and 370 bugs noted in the bug tracker have been fixed (plus many more not noted there).

For a partial summary of changes, please check the release notes [2], for the more detailed list of changes since the release of OpenACS 5.9.1, see [3]. Many changes/enhancements of the application packages are just contained in the detailed changelog.

These changes were contributed by 7 committers ...

  • Antonio Pisano
  • Gustaf Neumann
  • Günter Ernst
  • Hector Romojaro
  • Michael Aram
  • Stefan Sobernig
  • Thomas Renner

... and additional 13 patch/bugfix providers

  • Felix Mödritscher
  • Florian Mosböck
  • Frank Bergmann
  • Franz Penz
  • Hanifa Hasan
  • Keith Paskett
  • Markus Moser
  • Maurizio Martignano
  • Monika Andergassen
  • Nathan Coulter
  • Rainer Bachleitner
  • Stephan Adelsberger
  • Tony Kirkham

All packages of the release were tested with PostgreSQL 13.* and Tcl 8.6.*.

[1] https://openacs.org/projects/openacs/download/
[2] https://openacs.org/doc/release-notes
[3] https://openacs.org/changelogs/ChangeLog-5.10.0

Published on Sep 15, 2021

Recent Bug Fixes

  • Issues entered into the OpenACS bug tracker during last year: 4 (resolved 2)
  • Issues from bug tracker fixed during last year: 7
  • Issues from bug tracker fixed since last release: 380

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OpenACS is a toolkit for building scalable, community-oriented web applications. OpenACS is the foundation for many products and websites, including the .LRN (pronounced "dot learn") e-learning platform.

OpenACS is open source and is available under the GNU General Public License.

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