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

Anthony Whyte arwhyte at umich.edu
Fri Aug 5 06:13:36 PDT 2011

The ticket in question that tracks this issue is SAK-20280.


It appears that 2.8.x was also affected by this bug between r92647 (Mon 5 May 2011) and r96021 (Mon 1 Aug 2011).

Second, a cursory review of the commits associated with SAK-20280 suggests that the content.properties commit r92656 (Thur 5 May 2011) is missing from 2.8.x but the properties file change was indeed merged (r92657) though linked to SAK-20264.



On Aug 5, 2011, at 3:47 AM, Stephen Marquard wrote:

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