1.1- release notes
- Safer execution
The safe execution module was completely rewritten. It controls
more effectively most error situations and it actually controls
memory limits, unlike in previous Mooshak versions.
- Full XML import/export
Mooshak folders can be exported to and imported from XML
documents or archives containing an XML manifest. Simple XML
documents are used only for folders not containing any
files and archives must be used otherwise. Several archiving
formats are supported, including
commands are available in menu File.
- Contest types
The admin user can assign a type to a contest that will
pre-define a number of variables that are typically used in
that type of contest. The available types in this moment are:
A prototype of each contest type is included in the distribution.
default tradition Mooshak flavor
SWERC modifications for SWERC
IOI International Olympiad in Informatics
short shortest program competition
- Preventing resubmition
Some teams submit more than once the same program, most of the
time by mistake, and get penalized for that is they are not
accepted. Mooshak will not accept a program if it has already
been submited by that team. Also, too frequent (and probably
malicious) submissions can be prevented setting a minimum
interval in the
Submissions folder. In this
folder a maximum number of pending submissions can also be set.
- Profile management
Mooshak includes a special folder
to keep the definition of user profiles. In these folders the
user can grant or deny access to commands. For instance, using
this feature is possible to deny access to the register
command for the guest profile, thus denying access to
email registering to unauthorized users.
- Notifications to teams
Teams are now notified of judge decisions that are relevant to
next request, or the next time that Mooshak automatically
refreshes a page. Notifications include: answers to the
questions asked by teams and final acceptance of a problem.
- Single login point
There is a single login dialog to all profiles. After login
the users interface is selected depending on the associated
profile. This provides a more intuitive and convinient way to
change profile: you just have to logout and login again with a
- Bulk printing
Printing passwords and certificates can now be done in a
single printing job (or one job per page as before). Passwords
can also be generated to an archive that can be sent by email.
- Session management
state, improves security and allows communication between
users. In particular it was used to implement notification to
a team. It is also used for monitoring the number of logged
Executed commands are registered in
a timestamp, session identifier, user profile, user name,
command name and arguments.
- Teams location
Dialogs for delivering printouts and balloons indicate
the teams location, provided that this field has been
previously set in the teams folder.
- Dealing with missing data
In the Admin screen, if a folder's data is missing or its
class is unknown then it can be reset using the new command
File | Reset. In general this version of Mooshak is
more robust in when data files are corrupted.
Certificates printed in correct order
Directories without write and execution permissions for others
Lists in problem selectors
Spaces in filenames of submitted programs are converted to underscores;
Reset page number when switching listings
HTML tags are stripped from questions and their subjects.
Questions and answers are preformatted with monospaced font