Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #webwork, 2015-09-21

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12:06 ahrendcr I am the WebWork server admin at my university, and we are running into several issues since upgrading to 2.10 this past summer.
12:06 ahrendcr I haven't been able to find info in the forums, or elsewhere on these.
12:07 ahrendcr First, gateway exams seem are often (but not alway) rolling the same seeds for multiple versions of the same quiz.  Not only that, the same seeds are used for multiple users as well.
12:08 ahrendcr For example, a gateway exam generated two versions in a row with seeds: 4730, 1425, 1357, 36, 4959 for a student.
12:08 ahrendcr And looking at other students, these were the same seeds for there questions!
12:08 ahrendcr But the thing is, not every version had those seeds; just most.
12:09 ahrendcr This is a time senesitive issue, as students have already begun taking advantage of this.
12:30 ahrendcr After playing around with this, I _may_ have found the cause.  For several of the problem assignments, the time limit was set to a large number like 1000000.  After I switched it to a more resonable 15000, it seems that the seeds are being randomly assigned now.
12:31 ahrendcr I will know more later today as students continue to work these assignments.
12:32 ahrendcr Nope, spoke too soon.  It is still rolling gateway assignments with seeds 730, 1425, etc.....
12:33 ahrendcr sorry***, the seeds it keeps rolling over and over again are: 4730, 1425, 1357, 36, 4959, etc.
12:33 ahrendcr in that order, regardless of the assignment, regardless of the student
12:38 ahrendcr However, since changing the time limit, it seems that it sets seeds correctly for several goes, but every once and again it gives the 4730, 1425, etc.
12:40 ahrendcr (By the way, sorry for my numerous and embarassing typos/spelling mistakes! And thanks for any thoughts!)
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