[Deploying Sakai] MSGCNTR-2.7.2 Release Notification

Holladay, Bryan Andrew bahollad at indiana.edu
Wed Oct 6 11:16:55 PDT 2010

A new version of Messages and Forums (msgcntr) 2.7 has been released in order to address reported performance issues, specifically with MySQL.


This is a maintenance release that addresses reported performance issues in the msgcntr-2.7.0 and msgcntr-2.7.1 releases.

For full details of fixes in this release, see:

For general info, see:
http://confluence.sakaiproject.org//x/nxMQB <http://confluence.sakaiproject.org//x/nxMQB>

Works with:
Sakai 2.7  (tested against sakai-2.7.1 and sakai-2.7.x)
Sakai 2.6 (with SQL upgrade and pom changes, not officially tested)

Database upgrade:
There is no database upgrade required that is specific to this release. However, if you are upgrading from a version earlier than msgcntr-2.7.1, you will need to apply the relevant upgrade script that is located in the /messageforums-docs/updating directory of the source code, or from here for those using the automatic binary installation:


It has been noted that MySQL may be missing an index, so its strongly suggested to verify this missing index SQL script is properly ran for MySQL users:


You can find all upgrade scripts for Oracle at

For MySQL at:

Tag: https://source.sakaiproject.org/svn/msgcntr/tags/msgcntr-2.7.2/ <https://source.sakaiproject.org/svn/profile2/tags/profile2-1.3.12/>

Binaries: http://source.sakaiproject.org/maven2/org/sakaiproject/msgcntr/

2.7.x maintenance branch deploys msgcntr-2.7.2 as of r83121.


I. Deployers running Sakai 2.7 should perform the following steps to upgrade:
1. Update the property <sakai.msgcntr.version> in $SAKAI_SRC/master/pom.xml to 2.7.2
2. Remove the following Message and Forums folders and files from Tomcat:




3. Rebuild/redeploy the core-deploy project to fetch the new release and install it into Tomcat
4. Apply the database patch if upgrading from a version earlier than msgcntr-2.7.1

II. Deployers building from source should perform the following steps:
1. Checkout the 2.7.2 tag using the SVN link above
2. Remove the Message and Forums folders and files from Tomcat as described ABOVE.
3. Build and deploy the 2.7.2 tag
4. Apply the database patch if upgrading from a version earlier than msgcntr-2.7.1

Known issues:

Thanks to the following Sakai community members (in no particular order) for their involvement in this release:

Alan Berg, Sakai Foundation
Bryan Holladay, Indiana University
Sam Ottenhoff, Longsight Group
Anthony Whyte, Sakai Foundation

Tom Hall, Brock University
Martin Smith, University of Florida

Messages and Forums (msgcntr) is released under the Educational Community License Version 2.0

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