Dokeos 1.8.5, SCORM and the annoying SCORM package name…

I just finished debugging one client’s portal. For some reason, he couldn’t see his SCORM content although he could see them in other LMS (Moodle, Claroline, …). After spending 2 minutes checking the files and directories names, I realised he…

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MySQL slow queries in Dokeos 1.8.5 – Huge campus

I’m currently reviewing quickly the slow queries occuring in MySQL when querying the database of a Dokeos 1.8.5 campus with 200.000 users. Of course, the number of users influences largely the execution time of a query, MySQL being known (to…

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First web service in Dokeos

I just integrated the first web service implementation for Dokeos. Developed by Eric, the first web service, ultra-simple (and not flexible at all yet), will provide the possibility to trigger the import of users from a CSV file into Dokeos….

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Flash 10 Beta 2 for Linux will support V4L2

Wow… this is great news for us. Mike Melanson, the developer of the Linux version of the Flash plugin, just announced on his blog that Flash plugin 10 beta 2 will start supporting V4L2! For Dokeos, this means that we…

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Installing modules in OpenERP with PostgreSQL 8.3

When using OpenERP 4.2.2. with PostgreSQL 8.3, a few SQL errors appear when installing new modules, with SUBSTRING appearing with dates. A solution is suggested here (by cornflake on the OpenERP forum). Basically, it consists in replacing all occurences of…

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Upgrading campus.dokeos.com to 1.8.5

Tonight I’m upgrading campus.dokeos.com to dokeos 1.8.5. One of the things that is difficult to put in a human mind is the number of users and courses on this portal and the implication it has on upgrade time. Over the…

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E-learning solutions comparative study

There’s a nice comparative study (if I get it right, it’s based on analysis a few months back) between e-learning solutions here. The nice thing is it offers a cute chart of 4 axis of analysis, by an external company,…

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Installing OpenERP on Ubuntu – Creating databases – Troubleshooting

I have updated the OpenERP wiki again to add documentation about the possible problems happening when trying to create new databases. Basically, it’s due to one of two reasons: the terp user not having a shell to execute the createdb…

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Dokeos and MySQL strict SQL mode

We’ve had reports about Dokeos creating problems when used with MySQL in strict mode. There’s a large topic development on the forum about that. The idea is that MySQL can be set to be more strict about the SQL syntax…

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