FLISOL 2008 in Lima was good for two reasons

OK so, for those who follow this blog, I went to the FLISOL event here in Lima, or should I say eventS as in the end I was scheduled for a talk on both sides of the city, with a…

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Dokeos 1.8.5 Beta – Now available

… it’s been a long (set of) week(s) working on the first really acceptable version of Dokeos 1.8.5. Initially, we didn’t really want to put so much in there. There are not so many new features, yet we’ve made it…

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How to configure HTTPS on Apache 2

Introduction Setting up several VirtualHost’s on an Apache2 server is easy. Setting up several VirtualHost’s on an Apache 2 server, some of them using SSL (HTTPS) is considerably less easy. The main problem is the documentation, not really easy to…

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Dokeos – Drupal link planning

[digg=http://digg.com/programming/Dokeos_Drupal_link_in_the_making] I had an interesting talk with Marco Antonio Villegas Vega the morning of 19th April 2008 about a possible link between Drupal and Dokeos in the medium-term future (a few months). The idea is that Dokeos lacks one thing…

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mbstring vs iconv

I was wondering today why use mbstring rather than iconv in Dokeos, and honestly I didn’t remember exactly why I had chosen mbstring in the past, but finding information about the *differences* between the two. mbstring is a library that…

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Installing OpenLDAP on Ubuntu 7.10

For professional testing, I needed a test installation of an LDAP server. This has never been easier on an Ubuntu (and it’s as easy on Debian Etch): sudo apt-get install slapd The installer asks you for a password twice (I’ve…

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Beta release pushed back (just a little)

I’ve updated the 1.8.5 page, basically to mention that although I had initially planned the beta to be released last Friday, I failed on that predicament and I’m trying to make it ready for tomorrow or Wednesday the 16th. Obviously,…

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Dokeos Latinoamérica at FLISOL 2008, Lima

My presentation of Dokeos, which was supposed to happen at 6pm, and then has been set to be at 4pm is actually split in two. So I will be at the UTP at 4pm and at the UNI at 6pm,…

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New features in Dokeos 1.8.5 – part 1

I’ve already touched the topic slightly earlier, and there is a nice Dokeos 1.8.5 page in the tabs above that give a global idea, but Dokeos 1.8.5 comes packed with a lot of tiny but practical new features, and tiny…

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OpenC2C

A few days ago, after talking with Manuel Ruiz Hurtado and Ernesto Quiñones Azcárate in a small meeting to see what was the current status of large e-learning push projects in Peru, I realised the importance of having an e-commerce…

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