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Revision as of 18:51, 30 July 2012

                         Online Homework Delivery System                        
                                  Version 2.5.2                                

                    Copyright 2000-2012, The WeBWorK Project                    
                              All rights reserved.                              


Beta release date: August, 2012

Github repository:  https://github.com/openwebwork
Modules:    webwork2-dev   pg-dev

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New features for 2.5.2

  • Highlights
    • MathAchievements module added. When turned on it provides "gamefication" for WeBWorK.
    • New features for Admin courses editor page.
    • Experimental editor pages: HmwkEditor1,2;,ClasslistEditor1,2; PGProblemEditor1,2,3
    • Basic support for the ipad.

  • Configuration files
    • configuration files split into prelocal.conf, global.conf.dist,postlocal.conf ** this makes incremental upgrading of webwork2 much easier since the configuration files will not in general need to be rewritten.
    • VERSION file indicates the current version of WeBWorK which is printed in the footer of each page.
  • MathAchievements module added.
  • Admin pages:
    • Ability to show/hide courses from the command line
    • Replace email registration of WeBWorK site with link to the MAA registration form.
  • Editor pages
    • There are new (beta) editors for homework, classlists, librarybrowser and PGproblemeditor.
    • There is a setting in postlocal.conf which allows you to determine which links to editors are displayed in the left margin. (You can hide the more experimental browsers if you wish.)
    • Homework editor pages
    • Classlist editor pages
    • PGProblemEditor pages
    • LibraryBrowser pages
      • There are now three alternatives for browsing the collection of problems (WeBWorK Open Problem Library or OPL for short. Formerly called NPL)
  • Add basic support for using WeBWorK on the ipad. This makes WeBWorK useable on an ipad and iphone but it has not yet been optimized for ipad use.
  • Dates, Time and Timezones
    • pop up menu date entry for some (not all) date entry in HmwkEditor2
  • Localization
  • Authorization
    • Add module for authorizing using the shibboleth module.
    • LTI standard interface installed allowing for WeBWorK integration into Course Management Systems using that standard. (thanks to Bill Wheeler)
  • More changes under the hood
    • webwork webservice: Upgrades to the to serve LibraryBrowser
    • webwork webservice: Allow option to assign homework when user is added via web service (John Hsu at UBC)
    • webwork webservice: Allow course creation via webservice (John Hsu at UBC)

Release notes for PG 2.5.2

  • Under the hood
    • Improvements to the PG warning and debug message channels