This directory contains Duck: a php-based practice test system
distributed as free software under the GNU General Public

A text document entitled WHY is available here as well,
which explains a bit about why I wrote Duck and why it
might be interesting.

      Name                    Last modified      Size  Description
Parent Directory - CHANGELOG.txt 28-Aug-2001 15:51 1.3K CHANGELOG.txt~ 09-May-2001 17:16 1.1K HEADER.txt 23-Jan-2000 11:38 265 README.txt 23-Jan-2000 11:18 1.4K WHY.txt 02-Apr-2001 15:55 10K WHY.txt~ 02-Apr-2001 15:54 10K duck-0.1.tar.gz 23-Jan-2000 12:36 56K duck-0.9.1.tar.gz 28-Aug-2000 15:13 71K duck-0.9.3.tar.gz 30-Jan-2001 10:07 73K duck-0.9.5.tar.gz 28-Aug-2001 15:47 88K duck-0.9.tar.gz 28-Jul-2000 12:38 71K duck-latest.tar.gz 28-Aug-2001 15:48 88K
This is the introduction to the Duck practice test system.

To install Duck read the INSTALL file in the main directory.

To read about why duck might be interesting, read WHY.

There are subsequent README files in each directory that
provide an overview of what's here.

If you have any questions about duck, send email to:

or contact me directly:
  Steven D. Brewer <>
  Biology Department
  University of Massachusetts
  Amherst, MA 01003

Duck was written by Steven D. Brewer.  I would like to 
acknowledge Eric Martz, who used the system the first time,
found many bugs, and made many useful comments.  

Duck is Copyright (C)2000  Steven D. Brewer

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2
of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.

Duck is distributed under the GNU General Public License.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307, USA.