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JASIG NEWSLETTER - JANUARY 2012

JASIG ANNOUNCEMENTS

- Save the dates for the first Joint Jasig/Sakai Annual Spring Conference!

 

JASIG PROJECTS

- Bedework 3.8 Production Release now available for download

- Bedework and the Jasig Scheduling Assistant

- The uMobile Project

 

AROUND JASIG

- Shiro Now Supports CAS

- Tutorial on combining CAS and WiKID for SSO & two-factor authentication

- CAS Support Added to PWM

 

 

 


 JASIG ANNOUNCEMENTS


 

Save the dates for the first Joint Jasig/Sakai Annual Spring Conference!

 

Date:  10 Jun 2012 - 15 Jun 2012

Location:  Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia

 

Sunday, June 10 through Friday, June 15, 2012 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia. Supplementary half-day Jasig and Sakai Seminars on Sunday, June 10.

 

This conference will be a joint conference of the Jasig and Sakai communities. Planning is still in the early stages so check back for more information as it becomes available. If you are interested in participating in either the Conference Planning Committee (logistics) or the Conference Program Committee (content) please contact Patty Gertz at ed at jasig.org, or Ian Dolphin at iandolphin at sakaifoundation.org

 

Source: http://www.jasig.org/conference2012

Sakai: http://sakaiproject.org/news/jasigsakai-annual-conference-june-10th-15th

 


 JASIG PROJECTS


 

 Bedework 3.8 Production Release now available for download

 

The production release of Bedework 3.8 is now available for download at

http://www.jasig.org/bedework/download

 

Bedework 3.8 provides numerous improvements, including a new scheduling engine for handling subscriptions, support for the Jasig Scheduling Assistant, CalWS-SOAP, and new theme features.

 

Highlights of the 3.8 release include:

 

- Synchronization Engine, providing more efficient synchronization of

  external data. read-only .ics subscriptions/feeds into Bedework are

  supported in this release.

 

- CalWS-SOAP, a SOAP protocol for calendaring being developed by OASIS

  and CalConnect. Bedework 3.8 uses CalWS-SOAP for communication between

  the synchronization engine and Bedework.  

 

- WebDAV Synch, which is a draft RFC  extension to WebDAV/CalDAV

   (http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-daboo-webdav-sync-06)

   providing a more efficient method for client

  synchronization. WebDAV synch is currently supported by iCal - the Apple

  desktop calendaring client, and also by aCal - an Android CalDAV

  client (http://andrew.mcmillan.net.nz/projects/aCal).

 

- New UI Feature - a theme setting that produces an explorer view of the

  calendars for navigation

 

- Quickstart has a smaller footprint

 

- New, simplified theme (using the new calendar explorer menu) providing

  easier integration with an organization's web design.

 

- Hypersonic (HSQL) is now packaged with the Quickstart instead of Derby.

  Derby never met our expectations that it could be deployed as the production

  DBMS for Bedework, and the advantages of HSQL, including Quickstart support

  for the Scheduling Assistant, are compelling.

 

- Structural changes to projects.

 

- All references to Bedework documentation are updated in the web clients to

  point to the Bedework website and latest documentation wiki. Previously,

  some references were to the older, deprecated bedework.org site, which

  created some confusion in previous releases.

 

- Various bugfixes

 

We have heard your requests to improve the Bedework documentation. The documentation on the wiki has been revamped in format and content, and although there is some content which needs additionally editing, we anticipate that you will be as pleased with the results to date as we are.

 

We wish to acknowledge the contribution from Carlos Alonso Vega of the Public University of Navarra on "Internationalizing Bedework".

 

Please note that the Quickstart has changed significantly, and you cannot simply update earlier 3.8 Milestone releases.

 

Please download the latest 3.8 Quickstart and take a look at Bedework 3.8.

 

On behalf of the Bedework Steering Committee,

Gary Schwartz

 


 

 

Bedework and the Jasig Scheduling Assistant

 

As Nick Blair recently announced on the Bedework lists, a demo of the Jasig Scheduling Assistant configured with the Bedework Live Demo can be found at:

 

http://stable.bedework.org/scheduling-assistant/

 

Bedework 3.8 has been tested with, and supports, the Jasig Scheduling Assistant.

 

We have been very excited by the Jasig Scheduling Assistant since we first saw it in 2008 at the Jasig Unconference at the University of Wisconsin (Madison). At that time it was a good app built atop Oracle calendar. Today it is a very impressive office hours app, which can be deployed with CalDAV calendar servers such as Bedework.

 

Information about the Jasig Scheduling Assistant project is available at

https://wiki.jasig.org/display/SA/Home

 

and, Bedework-specific deployment information can be found at

https://wiki.jasig.org/display/SA/Deploying+the+Scheduling+Assistant+-+B...

 


 

 

The uMobile Project

 

The uMobile project continues to make great progress. This is highlighted in a recently published Campus Technology article looking at the product and the experiences of Chicago and Oakland.  

 

Read the article at 

http://bit.ly/ys3Re4

 

To find out more about uMobile go to 

http://www.jasig.org/umobile

 

Campus Technology: http://campustechnology.com/home.aspx

 

 


 AROUND JASIG


 

Shiro Now Supports CAS

 

I'm very proud to announce that my patch to add CAS support in the Shiro library has been integrated for the release 1.2.0.

 

Shiro is an Apache project to secure (web) applications : http://shiro.apache.org/.

The documentation to use the shiro-cas module : http://shiro.apache.org/cas.html.

 

Jerome Leleu

 

 


 

Tutorial on combining CAS and WiKID for SSO & two-factor authentication

 

The following link contains a tutorial on combining CAS and WiKID for SSO & two-factor authentication with mutual https authentication.:

 

http://bit.ly/sKgW2Q

 

Nick Owen

WiKID Systems, Inc.

http://www.wikidsystems.com

Commercial/Open-source Two-Factor Authentication

 

 


 

CAS Support Added to PWM

 

PWM is an open source password self service application for LDAP directories. PWM is an ideal candidate for organizations that wish to “role their own” password self service solution, but do not wish to start from scratch.

 

http://code.google.com/p/pwm/

 

It's rich of features and covers almost every aspect of password self service and account management.

 

Jason Rivard added support for CAS and now I have it working on my systems, having a larger user base would help making it even better.

 

Many thanks from a happy CAS and PWM user.

 

Contributor: Alessandro Canovi

 

 


 

Jasig Newsletter - January 2012

Editor: Mark Rogers

Online edition at: 
http://www.jasig.org/jasig-newsletters/january-2012

 Past editions of the Jasig Newsletter can also be found in the Jasig wiki at: 
https://wiki.jasig.org/display/JSG/Newsletter