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    1                                      WeBWorK                                    
    2                          Online Homework Delivery System                        
    3                                    Version 2.1                                  
    4 
    5                     Copyright 2000-2004, The WeBWorK Project                    
    6                               All rights reserved.                              
    7 
    8 Introduction
    9 
   10    The [8]WeBWorKTeam is pleased to announce the release of WeBWorK 2.1.
   11    This release includes new functionality and enhancements to the user
   12    interface, database system, and PG language:
   13 
   14      * New sql_single database layout, for more efficient access to SQL
   15        databases.
   16      * New [9]mathematical-expression parser (for use in writing PG
   17        problems).
   18      * New File Manager module provides full access to course files.
   19        (Will replace File Xfer module in a future release.)
   20      * New Problem Set Detail module allows editing of set data (dates,
   21        headers), editing of problems (source file, value, etc.), and
   22        reordering of problems.
   23      * Improvements to jsMath display mode.
   24      * Many usability and cosmetic improvements.
   25      * Many bugfixes.
   26 
   27    (Contributiors: please feel free to add anything I've forgotten.)
   28 
   29 Availability
   30 
   31    WeBWorK 2.1 requires [10]PGLanguageRelease2pt1. Both WeBWorK and PG is
   32    available on our SourceForge project page:
   33    [11]http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=93112
   34 
   35    Installation directly from CVS is also possible. Refer to the
   36    [12]InstallationManualV2pt1 for more information.
   37 
   38 Installation
   39 
   40    Documentation on installing and configuring WeBWorK is available in
   41    the [13]InstallationManualV2pt1. If you are upgrading an existing
   42    installation, be sure to read the section [14]Upgrading an existing
   43    WeBWorK installation.
   44 
   45   Using the new 'sql_single' database layout
   46 
   47    The new sql_single database layout stores the data for all courses
   48    using the layout in a single database, reducing the number of
   49    connections that need to be made to the SQL server and eliminates the
   50    need for database to be created and deleted as courses are created and
   51    deleted. It also adds indexing to data tables, improving system speed.
   52 
   53    To learn more about the database options available in WeBWorK 2.1,
   54    including the sql_single layout, consult the [15]Database
   55    configuration section of [16]InstallationManualV2pt1 and the
   56    [17]DatabaseLayoutManual.
   57 
   58    Before creating courses using the sql_single layout (or converting
   59    existing courses), you must [18]create a single database and grant
   60    access to it.
   61 
   62    We suggest that you convert all courses using the sql database layout
   63    to use sql_single instead and add indexing to converted courses.
   64    Instructions are available in the [19]CourseAdministrationManual.
   65 
   66 Help
   67 
   68    If you need help installing or using WeBWorK 2.1, consult
   69    [20]WeBWorKDocs and [21]WeBWorKFAQs.
   70 
   71    You can also visit the [22]WeBWorK discussion group and post your
   72    question there. The developers monitor this forum.
   73 
   74 Bug Reports & Feature Requests
   75 
   76    Submit bug reports and feature requests at
   77    [23]http://bugs.webwork.rochester.edu/. We can't fix bugs and add
   78    features if you don't tell us about them!
   79 
   80 Patches
   81 
   82    While we welcome patches of any sort, by patching against the latest
   83    CVS code, you save us and yourself time. A bug in this release may be
   84    fixed in CVS, and we can more easily handle patches against the latest
   85    code. Check out the latest development version from CVS and patch
   86    against that. Consult the [24]WeBWorKCVS topic for more information.
   87 
   88    -- [25]SamHathaway - 28 Oct 2004
   89 
   90 References
   91 
   92    8. http://devel.webwork.rochester.edu/twiki/bin/view/Webwork/WeBWorKTeam
   93    9. http://devel.webwork.rochester.edu/doc/cvs/webwork2_rel-2-1/doc/parser/
   94   10. http://devel.webwork.rochester.edu/twiki/bin/view/Webwork/PGLanguageRelease2pt1
   95   11. http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=93112
   96   12. http://devel.webwork.rochester.edu/twiki/bin/view/Webwork/InstallationManualV2pt1
   97   13. http://devel.webwork.rochester.edu/twiki/bin/view/Webwork/InstallationManualV2pt1
   98   14. http://devel.webwork.rochester.edu/twiki/bin/view/Webwork/InstallationManualV2pt1#Upgrading_an_existing_WeBWorK_in
   99   15. http://devel.webwork.rochester.edu/twiki/bin/view/Webwork/InstallationManualV2pt1#Database_configuration
  100   16. http://devel.webwork.rochester.edu/twiki/bin/view/Webwork/InstallationManualV2pt1
  101   17. http://devel.webwork.rochester.edu/twiki/bin/view/Webwork/DatabaseLayoutManual
  102   18. http://devel.webwork.rochester.edu/twiki/bin/view/Webwork/InstallationManualV2pt1#Configration_for_the_sql_single_
  103   19. http://devel.webwork.rochester.edu/twiki/bin/view/Webwork/CourseAdministrationManual
  104   20. http://devel.webwork.rochester.edu/twiki/bin/view/Webwork/WeBWorKDocs
  105   21. http://devel.webwork.rochester.edu/twiki/bin/view/Webwork/WeBWorKFAQs
  106   22. http://webhost.math.rochester.edu/webworkdocs/discuss/
  107   23. http://bugs.webwork.rochester.edu/
  108   24. http://devel.webwork.rochester.edu/twiki/bin/view/Webwork/WeBWorKCVS
  109   25. http://devel.webwork.rochester.edu/twiki/bin/view/Main/SamHathaway

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