GroupServer 11.01 — Baked Alaska with and Eye on the Soviets

Authors:Michael JasonSmith; Richard Waid; Alice Rose; Dan Randow
Contact:Michael JasonSmith <>
Copyright:This document is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 New Zealand License by OnlineGroups.Net.

The Baked Alaska release of GroupServer mostly consists of changes to the email verification system.

  • Error handling is improved. Following an old verification link will show a suggestion to view your profile, rather than an Unexpected Error page. In addition the corner cases of a missing verification ID and broken ID are handled.
  • The Verification page now more closely conforms to Web standards.
  • The verification code ( is now easier to understand and extend.

In addition the site homepage has been modified. Now the groups and profile image of a logged in user are shown. This should make groups easier to find.

Work is now starting on GroupServer 11.02 — Tartufo Nibbled in Polite Company.

Update an Existing GroupServer System

Carry out the following steps to update the package versions.

  1. Download the Baked Alaska tar-ball from the GroupServer download page

  2. Uncompress the tar-ball.

  3. Copy the file groupserver-11.01/versions.cfg to your existing GroupServer installation.

  4. In your existing GroupServer installation run:

    $ ./bin/buildout -N