Most Recent Version: 1.3.1 [2007-07-26]
Provider: Virginia Tech Computer Science
License: GNU General Public License v.2
Web-CAT is released as a WAR archive, and is available from our SourceForge downloads page.
This page characterizes the various releases of the main Web-CAT WAR archive. Because Web-CAT consists of many subsystems, each subsystem has its own separate version number and change history. The releases described below characterize which versions of which subsystems were included in each WAR distribution.
Once an institution installs a particular version of the WAR, Web-CAT will keep its subsystems up-to-date by automatically downloading and installing the latest release of each subsystem via our update site. As a result, comments from newer releases may still be applicable to your Web-CAT installation, even if you originally installed an older version of the WAR.
To see the current Web-CAT release number, look in the footer of each Web-CAT page. The version number is displayed as "v1.3.1/..." or something similar. The portion of the version number before the slash is the main Web-CAT version number, corresponding to the entries in the release list below. The remaining numbers after the slash give a composite indication of subsystem version numbers and build dates. If you are a Web-CAT administrator, you can use the Subsystems sub-tab under the Administer tab to see the full version number details for all installed subsystems.
- v1.4.0 [2008-11-07]
Major Changes: Now includes the BIRT-based ReporterSubsystem as part of the WAR, instead of requiring a manual download. Other significant enhancements across the board, particularly in the CoreSubsystem and the GraderSubsystem. Subsystems with changes have new version numbers in bold. Subsystem versions included in this release:
- v1.3.1 [2007-07-26]
Major Changes: Significant enhancements to the automatic update code in Bootstrap.jar to support proper removal of outdated subsystems before installing updated versions, and to support subsystems that aggregate many frameworks. Subsystems with changes have new version numbers in bold. Subsystem versions included in this release:
- v1.3.0 [2007-05-08]
Major Changes: Now rebuilt using WebObjects v5.3.x with Apple's freely redistributable run-time deployment license, so a separate WebObjects is no longer needed to install. Upgraded to use Wonder v3.0. Updated the embedded ANT, Checkstyle, and PMD releases. Added automatic update support for embeded WebObjects run-time and embedded Wonder frameworks. Subsystems with changes have new version numbers in bold. Subsystem versions included in this release:
- Bootstrap.jar v1.3
- v1.2.4 [2006-12-19]
Major Changes: Added support for using an external (instead of SSDD-based) WebObjects license, so that OS X users can use their own v5.3.x version of WebObjects. Enhanced the resource manager strategies for serving static HTML resources, and repaired some small bugs in the self-installation wizard that were related to early versions of this feature.. Subsystems with changes have new version numbers in bold. Subsystem versions included in this release:
- v1.2.3 [2006-10-26]
Major Changes: Added a custom error page for backtracking errors. Repaired caching errors in the bootstrap updater. Several small bug fixes. Subsystems with changes have new version numbers in bold. Subsystem versions included in this release:
- v1.2.2 [2006-09-15]
Major Changes: Fixed the way static HTML resources are referenced from the main application so that it is now possible for administrators to configure the base URL to point to any arbitrary location, including another server. Revised the wc.css main stylesheet accordingly. Added support for editable subsystem parameters in the CoreSubsystem and the GraderSubsystem. Several small bug fixes. Subsystems with changes have new version numbers in bold. Subsystem versions included in this release:
- v1.2.0 [2006-08-18]
Major Changes: WebObjects license detection and installation have been added to the self-installation support. Full automatic update support for all subsystems has been added. A new Plug-in management interface for grading plug-ins has been added.
- v1.2alpha [2006-02-25]
The first WAR release in our SourceForgeProject.