Affects Version/s: 2.8.0
Environment:Confirmed incorrect behavior in Sakai 2.8.1 and nightly build 2.9.x
sakai/trunk on Oracle - Built: 08/12/11 12:00 - Sakai Revision: 96897 (Kernel 1.3.0-SNAPSHOT)- Server localhost
In previous versions of Sakai (even earlier versions of 2.8), the Announcements tool would always list the most recent announcement first (sorted descending order by date). Now, it appears that this default behavior has shifted to showing oldest to newest instead (sorting ascending order by date).
I am writing to ask that the previous behavior – sorting in descending order – be returned to Sakai 2.8.x and 2.9.x. This is desired behavior which helps site managers and participants stay aware of the most recent information first. This is generally accepted as best practice for organizing announcement information, especially in classes. At our campus, faculty have complained about this new sorting and I expect that faculty at other campuses would have the same response.
In an earlier build of Sakai 2.8 (rc3 on http://qa3-us.sakaiproject.org:8086 as of Aug 12, 2011 at 12:30 PM US Pacific) still has the previous sorting enabled. I am not sure where the bug or change was introduced, but hope that this information helps the community fix this display problem.
Thank you so much for looking into this issue.