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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 2.1.1

Version 2.1.1 is a bug fixing release and is now available for download. This version fix a problem with the load of the certificate chain in SSL.

 

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)

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 execution server 2.1

The VPL development team is proud to announce the public release of the VPL execution server (vpl-jail-service) 2.1. This new version is compatible with the plugin VPL 3.X, incorporates a new firewall feature, improves the logging system and fixes some errors of previous version.
The new version is available from the download page. You also can access the sources at github https://github.com/jcrodriguez-dis/vpl-xmlrpc-jail/tree/2.1

It is recommended to update previous 2.x jail servers to this new version. To update, follow the regular installation instructions. The installer (install-vpl.sh) will auto detect the old installation and will update it. If you wish, you can use the new firewall feature modifying the configuration file (see the "Execution server configuration" article at documentation section).