[Deploying Sakai] Issue in 2.7.x content branch from 18 May to 1 Aug

Stephen Marquard stephen.marquard at uct.ac.za
Fri Aug 5 00:47:57 PDT 2011

Hi all,

There was a bug in the 2.7.x content branch between r93034 (Wed 18 May)
and r95999 (Mon 1 Aug) which led to incorrect release and retract dates
being set on content folders or items whose properties were updated
(e.g. setting a quota on a site's resources folder, or updating a
description). This does not affect any 2.7 releases, only the
maintenance branch between 2.7.1 and 2.7.2 (still to be released).

The effect of the bug was to set a release date of the current date
(when it was revised) with a retract date 7 days later. Hence in due
course, many resources (and entire folder structures) became hidden

If you had this code in production at any time, your users may have
been exposed to this issue (and may not realise it until some time
later). We unfortunately fell into this trap at UCT, and have written
some cleanup scripts to fix the affected resources which we can share if
anyone else runs into the same situation.


Stephen Marquard, Learning Technologies Co-ordinator
Centre for Educational Technology, University of Cape Town
Email/IM/XMPP: stephen.marquard at uct.ac.za 
Phone: +27-21-650-5037 Cell: +27-83-500-5290 



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