MDL-63044 block_myoverview: remove timeline view
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795a08ad 1This files describes API changes in /blocks/* - activity modules,
2information provided here is intended especially for developers.
3
557554f9 4=== 3.4 ===
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6* The block_instances table now contains fields timecreated and timemodified. If third-party code
7 creates or updates these rows (without using the standard API), it should be modified to set
8 these fields as appropriate.
a96faa49 9* Blocks can now be included in Moodle global search, with some limitations (at present, the search
10 works only for blocks located directly on course pages or site home page). See the HTML block for
11 an example.
f3a3e234 12* Block block_messages is no longer a part of core.
557554f9 13
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14=== 3.3 ===
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16* block_manager::get_required_by_theme_block_types() is no longer static.
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17* The plugin block_course_overview has been removed from core and is being replaced by block_myoverview.
18 During the upgrade process the block_course_overview block will be uninstalled and all its settings will be deleted.
19 If you wish to keep the block_course_overview block and its settings, download it from moodle.org and put it back in
db3b7909 20 the blocks/ directory BEFORE UPGRADING.
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22=== 3.1 ===
23
24* The collapsed class was removed from the navigation block to make it compatible with aria.
25* New aria attributes were added on the navigation block [aria-expanded="false"].
26* The tree JS handling were moved from YUI to AMD module (Jquery).
27
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28=== 2.9 ===
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157e267f 30* The obsolete method preferred_width() was removed (it was not doing anything)
53c74b18 31* Deprecated block_base::config_save as is not called anywhere and should not be used.
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32* Added instance_copy() function to the block_base class. This function allows for block
33 specific data to be copied when a block is copied.
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35=== 2.8 ===
36
37* The instance_config_print() function was removed. It was deprecated in
38 Moodle 2.0, but without debugging notices. Since it was no longer a part
39 of the code path, debugging notices would not have been displayed.
40* Deprecated functions were removed from the block_base class:
41** _print_block()
42** _print_shadow()
43** _title_html()
44** _add_edit_controls()
45** config_print()
46
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47=== 2.6 ===
48
49* Deprecated /admin/block.php was removed, make sure blocks are using settings.php instead.
50
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51=== 2.4 ===
52
53Created new capability 'blocks/xxx:myaddinstance' that determines whether a user can add
54a specific block to their My Home page. This capability was only defined for blocks where
55the applicable_formats function does not include "'my' => false" in the returned array,
56allowing it be added to the My Home page.
57
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58=== 2.3 ===
59
60required changes in code:
61* block_xxx_pluginfile() is now given the 7th parameter (hopefully the last one) that
62 contains additional options for the file serving. The array should be re-passed
63 to send_stored_file().
ee362526 64
795a08ad 65=== 2.0 ===
66
67required changes in code:
68* use new DML syntax everywhere
69* use new DDL syntax in db/upgrade.php
70* replace defaults.php by settings.php and db/install.php
71* replace STATEMENTS section in db/install.xml by db/install.php
72* move post instalation code from install() method into db/install.php
73* completely rewrite file handling
74* rewrite backup/restore
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75* theme changes: move plugin styles into blocks/xxx/styles.css and use new css markers for images,
76 move all images into new blocks/xxx/pix/ directory and use new outputlib api
cbcc9852 77 old global $THEME is fully replaced by $OUTPUT
19538d8c 78* remove '_utf8' from language pack names, use new {$a} syntax in language packs
ee362526 79* use 'pluginname' lang pack identifier instead of 'blockname'
8571833f 80* move cron and version number into standard version.php
dbf9e4ba 81* removed support for old config_global.html, use settings.php
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