[Using Sakai] [Building Sakai] Request for votes to fix an Announcements issue (SAK-21015)
jonespm at umich.edu
Wed Aug 17 12:00:58 PDT 2011
Yea, I just saw that too.
It seems like if the "reorderer" is turned off, date should still be the
default order rather than message_order?
sortedBy = "date";
//sortedBy = "message order";
On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 2:54 PM, Anthony Whyte <arwhyte at umich.edu> wrote:
> Behavior change occurred with the r81227 commit and are associated with a
> new announcement re-orderer. See
> Look at the changes to AnnouncementActionState:
> To retain a descending order (e.g., newest first) the message_order
> property needs to survive the re-ordering logic as 0 (e.g., false).
> On Aug 17, 2011, at 12:11 PM, Regan, Alan wrote:
> > Dear Dev and Using Sakai Lists,
> > I am writing to draw your attention to the following JIRA ticket:
> > "Announcements - please restore the listing of announcements to show
> newest to oldest"
> > https://jira.sakaiproject.org/browse/SAK-21015
> > ISSUE: We are now seeing in Sakai 2.8.1 and Sakai 2.9.0 that the display
> order for announcements has changed. In the past, the latest/newest
> announcements were always posted first. This is because users want to see
> the latest news at the top -- for ease of use and keeping tabs on the latest
> info. Now, we are seeing that it is listing the oldest announcements first,
> which we feel is a major, major, major problem. (We've already received
> complaints from faculty that expect and rely on the previous behavior.)
> > I have been able to confirm this problem on both our hosted installation
> of Sakai 2.8.1 as well as two of the nightly Sakai 2.9 servers. Screenshots
> are included in the JIRA.
> > If you agree that announcements should be listed newest first by default,
> please vote for the change in JIRA. I'm hoping it's a simple fix (since it
> was working fine in earlier releases of 2.8 and Sakai)...
> > Thank you!
> > P.S. If there are valid use-cases for listing oldest to newest, then I'd
> appreciate a setting in Announcements > Options that allows the professor to
> select the display sort order (newest to oldest, oldest to newest) and
> perhaps a config flag that allows the institution to set a default value for
> their needs(?). This way, we could set the system default to newest to
> oldest, saving faculty from having to set this each semester. If there
> isn't a use-case or reason for the new display behavior, hopefully we can
> simply return to the previous one. :) Thanks again!
> > Sincerely,
> > Alan Regan, MFA
> > Manager, Technology and Learning
> > Information Technology
> > Pepperdine University
> > (310) 506-6756
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