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3.8.5 (stable)

Very important notes for MySQL 4.1.x users:

If you update from ILIAS 3.4.0 or 3.4.1 and already used MySQL 4.1.x: Due to a problem in the UTF-8 handling some extra update steps are necessary. Please click here and follow the instructions.

If you just plan to update from MySQL 4.0.x to MySQL 4.1.x please read our Migrating from MySQL 4.0.x to MySQL 4.1.x instructions.
Release 3.8.5 has been released Thursday, Dec 27th.
Release 3.8.5 is a bugfix release and does not contain major new features compared to release 3.8.0.

Please read the 3.8.0 release report for information about major changes and new features.

Information about first time installation can be found here.

Important note for Updates: Instructions for updating ILIAS can be found in section 3 of the general installation instructions. For major updates (e.g. 3.7.x -> 3.8.x) the safest proceeding is, to upgrade a copy of your productive system first and test whether everything works ok.

Download 3.8.5.tar.gz
(.tar.gz; 46MB; 2007-12-27)

md5: a2a96f6c24bdad6c669520b5657e4502

Known Issues

1. Media Pool Patch

Trying to add new media objects to media pools fails with an error message.

To fix this, please download the following patch file. It contains a file class.ilObjMediaPoolGUI.php. Please make a backup copy of the existing file Modules/MediaPool/classes/class.ilObjMediaPoolGUI.php and move the patch .php file to directory Modules/MediaPool/classes/.

- ilias.3.8.5.mediapool.patch.zip - md5sum: 88469dfee55bddad69e7004908474a1a
2. Test & Assessment / Survey RBAC patch

Adding new questions from within a test / survey generates a list of available question pools to store the question. This list is generated by compiling question pools with read permission for the active user instead of write permission.

To fix this, please download the following patch file. It contains the files class.ilObjQuestionPool.php, class.ilObjTest.php class.ilObjTestGUI.php, class.ilObjSurveyQuestionPool.php, class.ilObjSurvey.php, class.ilObjSurveyGUI.php. Please make a backup copy of the existing files Modules/TestQuestionPool/classes/class.ilObjQuestionPool.php, Modules/Test/classes/class.ilObjTest.php, Modules/Test/classes/class.ilObjTestGUI.php, Modules/SurveyQuestionPool/classes/class.ilObjSurveyQuestionPool.php, Modules/Survey/classes/class.ilObjSurvey.php, Modules/Survey/classes/class.ilObjSurveyGUI.php and move the patch .php files into the related directories and overwrite the original files.

- ilias_3_8_5_assessment_survey_RBAC_patch.zip - md5sum: 4c6174b99024bcacc5df381ee97abec9

Fixed Bugs

  • Services: Fixed Mantis bug #3120: Wrong sorting in test statistics. Fixed the sorting algorithm in ilTableGUI and added natural sorting for table data which is not explicitly marked as numerical data (Helmut Schottmüller, 2007-11-25)
  • Test & Assessment: Fixed Mantis bug #3117: Tests with random selection of questions can be exported but not imported (Helmut Schottmüller, 2007-11-25)
  • Forums: Fixed Bug #3108: Entity substituion in forums do not work. (Alex Killing)
  • General: Fixed Bug #3179: Call to undefined function apache_get_modules(). (Alex Killing)
  • News: Fixed Bug #3024: Duplicate message for file creation instead of update. (Alex Killing)
  • Bookmarks: Fixed Bug #3104: Error message in the personal bookmarks. (Alex Killing)
  • Administration: Fixed Bug #3105: User search for inactive accounts. (Alex Killing)
  • Personal Desktop: Fixed Bug #3116: Different language of category titles not reflected on personal desktop. (Alex Killing)
  • Learning Modules: Fixed Bug #3125: Media Objects missing from Export. (Alex Killing)
  • Learning Modules: Fixed Bug #3129: HTML Export internal Links not working. (Alex Killing)
  • Public Area: Fixed Bug #3139: Error in LM when changing GUI language in Public Area. (Alex Killing)
  • Glossaries: Fixed Bug #3154: IE Issue: when entering a search string, pressing enter does not work. (Alex Killing)
  • Exercises: Fixed Bug #3079: When trying to save changes in the members section of an exercise, you cannot chose to save for only one member. (Alex Killing)
  • Administration: Fixed Bug #3220: Removing glossary from trash bin results in error. (Alex Killing)
  • Exercises: Fixed Bug #3176: Error when trying to download file from user. (Alex Killing)