Open edX platforms using MathJax have been encouraged to immediately upgrade into Ficus.3, a urgent release to address the fact that the MathJax library will discontinued at the end of April.
Ned Batchelder, a top edX engineer, wrote the following on the edX groups on April 21:
- MathJax announced that its distribution point for the MathJax library will be shutting down at the end of April. MathJax is now loaded from cdnjs instead.
- In edx-platform, Django was upgraded from 1.8.17 to 1.8.18.
- The Analytics applications, including the analytics devstack, have been updated for Ubuntu 16.04.
- To address a connection pooling issue in Ubuntu 16.04, we’ve changed how we launch new gunicorn web server processes.