It’s official. After months of development, ELMS has been labeled Beta. The major blockers to beta included user management, information architecture stabilization, a solid foundation of features out of the box, a bullet proof installation, and (most importantly) full distribution packaging on drupal.org. All of these are now included in addition to a lot of bug testing and questions from the community that have been rolled in. Videos have been reshot for the entire project's tutorial site on youtube too! Watch the ELMS tutorial channel now!
Why is this important? Because for the first time, ELMS will be packaged nightly by drupal.org. As patches and issues are addressed in the queue you’ll be able to download and see the changes the next day! This will add a new level of transparency to a project already being developed out in the open.With the ushering in of ELMS Beta I can also announce a few other things that have been going on the last few months:
- See an even more comprehensive list of newness on groups.drupal.org
- All ELMS related modules available in contrib. on drupal.org are almost all beta or full stable releases.
- Most ELMS related modules available in contrib. have a drupal 7 branch if not published version
- ELMS has a Drupal 7 branch for the community to help push the upgrade forward, now made more possible because of the standardization in information architecture
- ELMS Collaborative learning environment is now a functional alternate install routine for the ELMS distribution
- ELMS Media is now available for download on drupal.org. It’s still early in open development but is worth checking out how we handle asset management in our courses