Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #webwork, 2014-08-01

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03:51 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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13:52 carl-m-marshall When I create a course, I enter a "course title". Is there a convenient way to access that title in order to display it on the list of problem sets?
14:15 carl-m I am looking through the db schema, but I haven't been able to find it (the course title)
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16:54 carl-m I have been trying to figure out bug 3133 all morning. I think I have isolated it down to a problem with the URL encoding of a status message in ProblemEditor2
17:04 carl-m Now that that is done, I have one other question. When I create a course, I enter a title and an institution. What is done with that info?
18:27 goehle YOu know, now that you ask about it, I'm not entirely sure anything is done with those fields
18:42 carl-m I had been hoping to extract them from the database, but if I understand correctly they are not actually stored
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18:45 aubreyja ping goehle
18:45 goehle hey
18:45 goehle carl-m I dont think they are
18:46 goehle one of the todo things is to make courses a database thing
18:46 goehle right now though the course ID is the same as the folder name (and the associated names of the db tables)
18:46 aubreyja hey - do you know if there are any existing examples of geogebra 4.4 applets out there in problems? I know mike was working on this recently
18:46 goehle there is no "course" table which keeps that kind of info.
18:47 goehle hey aubreyja, I have no idea.  Mike would be a better person to ask since he uses geogebra in his linear optimization problems and has that course with all of the latest and greatest problems
18:47 aubreyja yeah, what's up with carl-m
18:47 goehle he was running into some trouble with editing problems
18:48 goehle it looks like its coming from an old version of URI::Escape
18:48 goehle I dont know why he wants the course name/institution
18:48 aubreyja hmm, interesting…URI::Escape from cpan or a package?
18:48 goehle from a package, an oldish version of CentOS.  The version is from 5 years ago
18:49 aubreyja kk
18:49 carl-m Centos 6.4, which is what my IT department uses on our server (I have root access but I can't completely change the OS)
18:50 aubreyja Wow - that's not that old.  7 just came out I think and 6.5 was the version before that. But they follow RH
18:50 goehle yeah, hmm
18:50 aubreyja If you have root access you can use cpan to install packages - is that what you did to fix it?
18:53 goehle Sigh, looks like 6.5 comes with URI 1.40 which has URI::Escape 3.29
18:53 carl-m Eventually that is what I will do. For testing I just replaced the file for URI:Escape with the most recent one.
18:53 goehle I'll have to test with my cpan virtual machine later
18:53 aubreyja We should recommend installing that one from cpan I guess. (And force it in ww_install)
18:54 goehle yeah
18:54 goehle oh speaking of
18:54 carl-m I don't think that check_modules.pl verifies versions of libraries - that would be the easiest way to throw an error
18:54 goehle https://github.com/openwebwork/webwork2/pull/455
18:54 aubreyja yeah, it definitely doesn't look for versions, just existence
18:55 goehle that has some stuff (the remote names and the branch names) which could be set by ww_install if you wanted to support that
18:55 goehle (the defaults are probably find for most poeple)
18:55 aubreyja yeah, that's a cool feature - let's do that
18:55 goehle might as well wait until that gets pulled
18:57 aubreyja my main goal for portland for ww_install is to get it refactored for os specific stuff and take care of all the little things that have cropped up recently.  Then I want to put up an install.webwork.maa.org that people can wget instead of having to use the url at my repo. And we can clone it into openwebwork too whenever
18:57 goehle all good plans
18:57 goehle the refactoring will probably destabilize things for a bit, but it will be much better in the long run
18:58 goehle I"ve been trying to bandaid over things as they came in while you were away
18:59 aubreyja Yeah, thanks very much for that.  I'm planning to create subdir lib/WeBWorK/Install
18:59 goehle ?
18:59 goehle in webwork2??
18:59 aubreyja and in that put Debian.pm, Ubuntu.pm, etc.
18:59 aubreyja no in ww_install
18:59 goehle ah
18:59 goehle sur3e
18:59 goehle bleh typos
18:59 goehle sure.
19:00 goehle are you going to aim for the sky and have them seperated by version
19:00 aubreyja I mean, that's what I just now came up with.  We could make it flatter I guess
19:00 goehle or go for the more simple route and just have each support the "latest"
19:00 aubreyja yeah, in Debian.pm e.g. there could be Debian::7.3, Debian::7.2, etc. where needed
19:00 goehle I was just confused by the dir names lib/Distros would be more natural
19:00 goehle nice
19:01 aubreyja sure, that seems good
19:01 aubreyja I think it will mainly involve moving around the prereqs and then the apache layouts.
19:02 goehle yeah
19:02 goehle and adding in the function hooks
19:02 aubreyja I also want to factor out the os detection, apache detection, etc., so the core file just contains the main logic of the install
19:02 aubreyja yeah
19:03 goehle sounds like a plan
19:03 goehle I've got to head off
19:03 aubreyja ttyl
19:04 goehle np
19:04 aubreyja are you going to be in portland all week
19:04 goehle no, just until matfest starts
19:04 goehle (so just for the code camp)
19:04 aubreyja kk
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