We have uploaded an updated version of the VM. A number of other requests have come in and we will upload a further update early next week.
We recognise that some participants may only realise that they want to use a particular tool or library once they know what the task is. That should be fine providing the requested package is reasonably easy to install on the VM and you include installation instructions along with your submission.
We will give full details of the submission process along with the task description next Friday.pre-contest