Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #webwork, 2014-06-03

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07:13 Topic for #webwork is now WeBWorK (http://webwork.maa.org) is an open-source online homework system for math and sciences courses. WeBWorK is supported by the MAA and the NSF. | Release notes: http://goo.gl/Ry5HN | Channel logged at http://goo.gl/jELTn
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19:54 shdw_work welcome back, everyone has been gone for awhile :-)
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20:19 goehle its summer now
20:19 goehle we dont get into the office as much
20:22 shdw_work ah
20:22 shdw_work we still have smaller classes going on here
20:23 shdw_work launched 2.8 this week... had a few issues to work through, including some options I wasn't aware of.
20:23 shdw_work so far its going good though
20:23 goehle nice
20:23 goehle 2.9 should be out sometime this summer
20:23 shdw_work ack!
20:23 shdw_work I just got this one working :-)
20:23 goehle :)  2.9 isn't a big deal
20:24 goehle the largest issue is that its apache2.4 compatible
20:26 goehle if any of your issues were bugs (and not site specific config things) let use know
20:26 goehle us know
20:27 shdw_work nope... little issues like not knowing there was a config option to limit "Email instructor" messages to just to instructors within the same section
20:30 goehle yeah
20:31 goehle something I just found out about
20:31 goehle which you migth find useful with your large classes
20:31 goehle ... one sec ...
20:31 shdw_work we had it set on the old version, so we were all confused when every professor within a course was getting student questions
20:32 shdw_work glad to see I didn't have to restart apache for that change to take affect though
20:33 goehle do you know about the viewable_sections and viewable_recitation configuration variables
20:33 shdw_work er... nope
20:33 goehle if you set them then certain users will only be able to see students from certain sections in things like StudentProgress and Email Studetns and whatnot
20:33 goehle its a secret config thing that I just learned about last week
20:34 shdw_work hmmm
20:34 shdw_work ok I'll have to talk to the folks that are in charge of the classes and see what they think... could be interesting
20:36 goehle so you do, in the localOverrides.conf file,
20:36 goehle %viewableSections = { userName => (1,2,3), userName => (2,4), username=> ....}
20:37 goehle and similar for
20:37 goehle %viewableRecitations
20:37 shdw_work ah, its so secret that its not even in the default file :-)
20:38 goehle nope
20:38 goehle you have to look at the cod
20:38 goehle code
20:39 goehle https://github.com/openwebwork/webwork2/blob/master/lib/WeBWorK/ContentGenerator/Instructor/StudentProgress.pm#L195
20:39 shdw_work butbutbut ... its PERL!
20:39 shdw_work it makes my head hurt ;-)
20:39 goehle I suspect someone added that to make their lives easier and it slipped into the main code somehow
20:40 shdw_work haha nice
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