First Web-CAT servlet release

The first public release of Web-CAT is now available via Sourceforge. The release is packaged as a WAR file suitable for installation under Apache Tomcat or another appropriate servlet container.

The servlet has a built-in self-installation wizard that triggers the first time you visit the application. Web-CAT will walk you through its setup process, including setting the database connection information, creating database tables, setting up authentication, creating an administrator account, and even pre-populating its data model with some sample data.

This release is still at the alpha level, and there are many additional steps besides installing the servlet before you can auto-grade assignments, but this is a big step forward compared to where we used to be. Contact edwards@cs.vt.edu if you decide to try out the new release!

Posted by Stephen H. Edwards 2006-02-25

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