From version 3.6 to version 3.6.6

With the pace that new versions of eFront are released is easy to not get enough information of improvements and new futures that have been added since the initial version 3.6 release back on January.

Actually, now that I gather all the details I find even myself anxious on the rate that new things are added (or removed) from eFront. Perhaps we should slow it a bit…

Version 3.6 was released on 22nd of January 2010. Since then we released 13 new minor versions (approximately once every 2 weeks) with more than 2500 commits on our SVN.

Here is a list of the most important additions since the initial 3.6 release: Continue reading

Extensions on RSS module

eFront had for some time now an RSS module that could fetch and present an RSS feed inside a lesson or on administrator’s panel. However, until now we could not expose data from eFront as an RSS feed.

Well, things have changed….

The new RSS module can expose as RSS a wide range of eFront’s data. A list follows:

System
Course structure
Announcements
Forums
Calendar

Per lesson
Lesson structure
Lesson announcements
Lesson forum
Lesson calendar

Administrators can control the exposed RSS feeds for the system and lessons while the Professors can control the feeds for their lessons.

A few pictures follow that illustrate the new RSS functionality.



And here is an eFront catalog feed consumed from eFront!