News

Release of VPL 2.0

The VPL development team is proud to announce the public release of VPL 2.0. This new version is compatible with Moodle 2, incorporates new features and fixes some minors errors of VPL 1.4.

The new features are:

  • Has been added group work. Every group has a shared repository of submissions; any group member can submit a new version and all members of a group will get the same evaluation. At this moment, this feature works only with groupings.
  • It is possible to run a batch evaluation of submissions (at "submissions list")
  • At global module setting has been added options to set default resource limits. When an activity don't set a resource limit the default value will be used
  • Backup and restore in Moodle 2.
  • Restore of Moodle 1.9 backups but user's information will be lost. Moodle 2.2 seems that don't restore user's information from Moodle 1.9.
  • Upgrade from Moodle 1.9 keeping all user information.
  • Report some statistics of submissions of students (at "submissions list")
  • The index of VPL activities now shows the number of submissions and submissions no evaluated.
  • Translations to Catalan and Japanese, thanks to Antonio Piedras Morente and Imaizumi Takashi, respectively

 

Release of VPL 1.4.5

The VPL development team is proud to announce the public release of VPL 1.4.5, the last version of VPL for Moodle 1.9. This version incorporates a few new features and fixes some minors errors of VPL 1.4. In the future, only important bugs will be fixed for this VPL branch. We recommend upgrading to VPL for Moodle 2.

The new features of VPL 1.4.5 are:

  • Has been added group work. To set an activity as "group work" you must select a grouping, separate groups and Available for group members only .Every group has a shared repository of submissions, any group member can submit a new version and all members of a group will get the same evaluation. This feature only works with groupings.
  • It is possible to run a batch evaluation of submissions (at "submissions list")
  • At global module setting has been added options to set default resource limits. When an activity don't set a resource limit the default value will be used
  • Reports of statistics of submissions (at "submissions list")
  • The index of VPL activities now shows the number of submissions and submissions not evaluated.
  • Translations to Catalan and Japanese, thanks to Antonio Piedras Morente and Imaizumi Takashi, respectively

This version is backward compatible with previous VPL versions.

 

Release of VPL 1.3

The VPL development team is proud to announce the public release of VPL 1.3, the third stable version of VPL. This new release adds some improve and fixes errors.

  • Added a new type of activity "example" used to show programs running.
  • Files from "Requested files" and "Execution files" can be downloaded as a ZIP file.
  • It uses the new 1.0.3 ACodeEditor version that adds a workaround for a Java 6.0_22 error.
  • Added Ubuntu support for the jail system (scripts to install and service)
  • Fixed Jail system connectivity error that avoid interactive execution if the server is behind a NAT

This version is backward compatible with VPL versions 1.x < 1.3. The upgrade from older version adds a new field to the database. It is recommended to upgrade to this new version.

 

Server migration

Today at 6 pm (GMT) the server migration from CentOS to Ubuntu has been completed. This migration will solve the connection problems we have suffered.

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