Release notes for WeBWorK 2.17

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These are the release notes for WeBWorK 2.17.

Current release status: prerelease (no release candidate available yet)


  • Requires the apache rewrite module (mod_rewrite) to be enabled. On ubuntu systems: sudo a2enmod rewrite
  • Email::Stuffer
  • WeBWorK supports Node version 16. If you are using Ubuntu 18 or CentOS/RHEL 7 it is recommended that you upgrade to Node 16 (insert link here)

Notable Changes

  • The SOAP module is now disabled by default. You will need to set soap_authen_key to something secure.

User Interface

  • The look of WeBWorK is very different mainly because of updating the look and feel of pages to using Bootstrap 5. This give a much more modern feel.
  • The theming of WeBWorK has changed significantly. Any old theming must be updated. See Customizing WeBWorK for information on how to update or create new themes.
  • Attachments for student emails