Tag Archives: Dokeos

Chamilo is way faster than Dokeos 2.0

You might already know the new page speed test provided by Google, so I did a quick test with the current public campus, from Chamilo and Dokeos here are the results:



chamilo speed test





This is the explanation of the Page Speed Score :

The Page Speed Score indicates how much faster a page could be. A high score indicates little room for improvement, while a lower score indicates more room for improvement. The Page Speed Score does not measure the time it takes for a page to load.

Chamilo 1.8.7 Istanbul available for download

All the last week I spent my time killing some bugs before releasing the lastest stable version of Chamilo (ex Dokeos).
I’m really happy because I felt that there was a community from all over the world that were there: reporting bugs, sharing thoughts, sending patches. We had new friends that help us to bring you a software of quality.

I had a strange feeling that we are more “free” here in Chamilo. We bring a new experience for users and new features. We help teachers, students, universities in countries like France, Belgium, Peru, Chile, Uruguay. I’m really satisfied. I have also more experience (3 years) and I feel that I’m ready for more.

You can download here

You can also test in the demo page (Version 1.8.7 available soon)

Install Apache2 + PHP5 + MySQL + Eclipse+ PHPEclipse + Mercurial +SVN in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

This is sooo useful when you have a new laptop/PC is a must for every true developer…

# Instalando el servidor Apache version 2
sudo apt-get install apache2

# PHP5
sudo apt-get install php5

# Servidor MySQL
sudo apt-get install mysql-server-5.1

# Módulo de apache para mysql
sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-auth-mysql php5-mysql

sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin  # opcional

sudo apt-get install mysql-query-browser  # opcional ( MYSQL query browser)

sudo apt-get install vim # an useful editor

sudo apt-get install meld # a freaking easy merge tool

sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jre # yeah sun-java6-jre is  deprecated now in Lucid at least in the beta

sudo apt-get install mercurial # of course

Download Eclipse Ganymede not Galileo


Note: There are some issues with Eclipse Galileo, when you trying to install  *obligatory* plugins like PHPEclipse, Mercurial or SVN, simply it does not work.

Add this plugins:







At least but no last do a :

hg clone https://chamilo.googlecode.com/hg/ chamilo

To get your last Installation of Chamilo 😉

And for turn an SVN/Mercurial project to a PHP project in order to have the inspect function feature edit your .project file and add this:


Here the short way for install the deb packages:

sudo apt-get install apache2 php5 mysql-server-5.0 libapache2-mod-auth-mysql php5-mysql phpmyadmin  mysql-query-browser vim meld openjdk-6-jre mercurial vim

If you have some issues with the openjdk6-jre installation you may try installing this version.

Dokeos 1.8.6 Alpha Released

The first release of the Alpha version of Dokeos 1.8.6.

You can download it here:

Some *new*  features:

  • FCKEditor 2.6.4 SVN, build 21065 added
  • Added possibility to switch fill-in-the-blanks answers
  • New mp3 player
  • New audio recorder in learning path
  • Tests : In students results page, set the question comment in red when the student’s answer is wrong. Set in green when the answer id good
  • Tests: Added attempts limit
  • Allow ZIP export of assignments for teacher and tutor
  • Implemented options dropdown to show attachment file and repeated event in calendar

A podcast from Guatemala

My friend Gustavo Reyes posted a really nice podcast, talking about Dokeos Latinoamérica, Dokeos v2 and of course Dokeos 1.8.6

Guatemalan people

Quetzal Some news about mon sejour…

I like programming and I also like languages. I guess there is a relationship between learning a new programming language and speaking french, english, or whatever. Right now I’m writing in an AZERTY keyboard and I finally like it. I guess I like changing things.. learning new things even some little things. This is an evidence of how a trip can change the way you look about yourself and other people.

Here in Guatemala there is an special accent that I like. In fact I like all the other latinoamerican accents…

I will try to copy the differents words, expresions and that special accent that today I found nice. Maybe, I’m getting used to it.

Here some words that I found:

chapinas/chapines  = girls/guys from Guatemala

chilero = nice

traida = a sort of girlfriend

this post will growing soon….

I don’t want to put some mean word here 😀 btw the bird that we see above is the Quetzal the National bird and also the name of the currency here.

Guatemala bonita

After a long friday afternoon trying to get a Guatemalan VISA finally I got it at the last minute. Since I’m peruvian I need that in order to leave my country. I will stay there 1 week with an AZERTY laptop!