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Release of VPL 3.2

The development team of Virtual Programming Laboratory (VPL) for Moodle presents the 3.2 version of this plugin.

Changes from VPL 3.1.X

  • Supports of binary files
  • Improved the default scripts to run, debug and evaluate programming languages
  • Selection of ws or wss protocol has been moved to the client side
  • New edit features

New edit features

  • Supports of keyboard shortcuts in editor
  • List of keyboard shortcuts in "About"
  • Added support for clipboard in text console allowing copy and paste.
  • Added support for clipboard in VNC client. Available if using TigerVNC server.
  • Removed the size limits of VNC client
  • Added panel of list of files
  • Supports uploading by dropping files
  • Supports of decompression of zip files
  • Shows image files
  • Shows countdown of time remaining
  • Added support for tablets and mobiles in editor and console allowing the use of virtual keyboard (keyboard in screen)
  • Added support for comments in submissions
  • Used new version of ACE editor, including auto-completion feature.
  • Tested in Moodle 3.2 and Boost theme
  • Added script to check all supported languages (using ".all" extension)

Release of VPL execution server 2.2.0

VPL execution server is the companion of VPL for Moodle, the plugin of Moodle that handle computer programming activities.

The new version 2.2.0 came with new features and improves or fix others. The main changes are:

  • Improves the installation process: checking the installation of each package, adds support for Ubuntu 16.4 LTS and fixes bug in the customization of the SSL certificate.
  • Improves the clone of the /etc directory by allowing new configuration files. This will resolve issues of the execution of some software in the jail.
  • Improves the firewall configuration. The rules of iptables has been changes to better fulfill its task.
  • Fixes problems restarting the service after a configuration change. Now it stop the service using the configuration used in the start process.
  • It has been added a new parameter "ENVPATH" that allow to set the value of the PATH environment variable to be used in the jail. This parameter removes problems with software that need a different PATH. By default, the jail system uses the value of the PATH of the root user. Also it is needed in OSes, like RedHat and related, where common users use a different PATH that root user. If you are using this type of OS you must take the value of the PATH enviroment variable of a common user (echo $PATH) and copy it here.
  • It has been fixed an uncommon situation in the SSL handshake.

This is the version to be used in all new installations of the VPL execution server (jail server). Also if you are having issues with your current execution server installation, it is recommended to upgrade to this new version.

Release of VPL 3.1.2

The development team of Virtual Programming Laboratory (VPL) for Moodle present the 3.1.2 version of this plugin.

Changes from VPL 3.1.1

  • Added global configuration setting for use a proxy to access from the Moodle server to the execution servers (Contributed by Max Maff)
  • Added global configuration setting for set the type of WebSocket (wss or ws) used from browser to the execution servers (contributed by José Norberto Guiz Fernandes Corrêa):
    • Use ws or wss when it using http or https
    • Use always wss
    • Use always ws
  • Fixed the bug that prevented to ask confirmation to user before abandom the page when files has been changed.

 

Release of VPL 3.1.1

The development team of Virtual Programming Laboratory (VPL) for Moodle present the 3.1.1 version of this plugin.

Changes from VPL 3.1

his version is an update of VPL 3.1 to be fully compatible with Moodle 2.7 and 2.8. This version use the new log/event system and updates the obsolete functions to the new one. There is no new or improved feature.

It is recommended to upgrade the jail servers to the last version (At this moment vpl-xmlrpc-jail 2.1)

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