Release notes for WeBWorK 2.4.0

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The WeBWorK Project is pleased to announce the release of WeBWorK 2.4.0. This release contains numerous improvements over WeBWorK 2.3.2. New features include:

NewSQL: A new, more efficient database subsystem.
Moodle 1.7+ compatibility: Compatibility with Moodle version 1.5 and up.
Gateway testing improvements: more flexibility about what data is shown to students and when, browser compatibility fixes, improved editing instructor-side editing of gateway test, and bug fixes.
IP restriction: It is now possible to restrict the IP from which a user can access a problem set. This is useful for gateway testing, in which students are only permitted to take the test from particular locations.
jsMath version 3.4c: See for list of changes.


WeBWorK 2.4.0 is available from our CVS repository, or as a tarball from our SourceForge file release page. We recommend that you install from CVS. Keep in mind that because of the layout of files within the webwork2 directory tree, upgrading an existing installation is harder using a tarball than using CVS.

Installation instructions are available in the Installation Manual for 2.4.

You must also have PG 2.4.0 installed. The installation manual also covers installing PG.



If you need help installing or using WeBWorK, visit the Installation forum and post your question there. The developers and many experienced WeBWorK users monitor this forum.

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-- Main.SamHathaway - 09 Aug 2007

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