After using the custom software provided here at Penn State, and, uhm, finding it lacking ("Please restore from backup." "You'll have to tell us when it failed" "?!?!?!"), I need to find some simple, presumably apache-based, web software to run on my workstation.
There will not be more than 70 students per class; I will have well under 200 users. I need to be able to feed it a list of names and ID's to set it up--they all already have psu id's, and one more thing to remember is annoying. I'd like to be able to script this so that I can email them their initial password, but that's just frosting. I do want a login required for access, and I want it to thread the messages in each section (slashdots nested view is what I'm after). I'd also like to be able to flag/moderate messages, with the flagging turning into class points when I do it. Possibly students could have a limited number of points to moderate one another as well. Of course, there's always the slashdot code itself, but that seems a bit extreme for my modest needs. Oh, and it should be trivial for me to automate backups! Students get *very* unhappy when their work disappears . . . Does anyone have any experience with such a thing? I'm sure that there are a few things in ports that would do it, but having just been bitten, experience of others weighs more heavily at the moment . . . hawk -- Richard E. Hawkins, Asst. Prof. of Economics /"\ ASCII ribbon campaign [EMAIL PROTECTED] Smeal 178 (814) 375-4700 \ / against HTML mail These opinions will not be those of X and postings. Penn State until it pays my retainer. / \ To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message