MDL-57678 core_course: Deprecate make_categories_options()
[moodle.git] / course / upgrade.txt
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1This files describes API changes in /course/*,
2information provided here is intended especially for developers.
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4=== 4.0 ===
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6* The function make_categories_options() has now been deprecated. Please use \core_course_category::make_categories_list() instead.
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8=== 3.9 ===
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10* The function get_module_metadata is now deprecated. Please use \core_course\local\service\content_item_service instead.
1e7e255d 11* Activity module names are now PARAM_ALPHANUM instead of PARAM_ALPHA so integers can be used in activity module names
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12* The following functions have been added to core_course_renderer class to have more granularity. They can be overriden in
13 extending classes:
14 - course_name
15 - course_enrolment_icons
16 - course_summary
17 - course_contacts
18 - course_overview_files
19 - course_category_name
20 - course_custom_fields
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c128ccc1 22=== 3.8 ===
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24* The following functions have been finally deprecated and can not be used any more:
25 - core_course_external::get_activities_overview
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26* External function core_course_external::get_enrolled_courses_by_timeline_classification now also supports the classification
27 'allincludinghidden' which delivers all courses including hidden courses. The classification 'all' still returns all courses
28 without hidden courses.
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76724712 30=== 3.7 ===
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32 * The course pattern function in course_summary_exporter::get_course_pattern has been moved to $OUTPUT->get_generated_image_for_id.
33 * The course color function in course_summary_exporter::coursecolor has been moved to $OUTPUT->get_generated_color_for_id.
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34 * External function core_course_external::get_course_contents new returns the following additional completiondata field:
35 - valueused (indicates whether the completion state affects the availability of other content)
9b8aed89 36 * External function core_course_external::get_course_contents now returns a new contentsinfo field with summary files information.
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37 * External function core_course_external::get_course_contents now returns an additional field "tags" returning the content tags.
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39=== 3.6 ===
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1206a487 41 * External function core_course_external::get_course_public_information now returns the roles and the primary role of course
a487a3ed 42 contacts.
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43 * External function core_course_external::get_course_contents now return the following additional file fields:
44 - onclick (onclick javascript action code)
45 - afterlink (after link info to be displayed)
46 - customdata (module custom data (JSON encoded))
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47 - completion (to indicate if completion is enabled or not)
48 - completiondata (completion status for the current user in the module)
f3507f59 49 * External function core_group_external::get_course_user_groups now can return all user courses group information.
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8c52eb2a 51=== 3.5 ===
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7afa724c 53 * There is a new capability 'moodle/course:setforcedlanguage' to control which users can force the course
8c52eb2a 54 language; create_course and update_course functions delegate access control to the caller code; if you
7afa724c 55 are calling those functions you may be interested in checking if the logged in user has 'moodle/course:setforcedlanguage' capability.
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57=== 3.3 ===
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59 * External function core_course_external::get_courses_by_field now returns the course filters list and status.
ef83fc2a 60 * External function core_course_external::get_courses_by_field now returns the end date of the course.
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61 * External function core_course_external::get_course_contents now return the following additional file fields:
62 - mimetype (the file mime type)
63 - isexternalfile (if is a file reference to a external repository)
64 - repositorytype (the repository name in case is a external file)
65 Those fields are VALUE_OPTIONAL for backwards compatibility.
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66 * External function core_course_external::get_course_contents now return the following fields for section and modules:
67 - uservisible (whether the section or module is visible by the user)
68 - availabilityinfo (availability information if the course or module has any access restriction set
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70=== 3.2 ===
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72 * External function core_course_external::get_course_contents now returns the section's number in the course (new section field).
82f5802a 73 * External function core_course_external::get_course_contents now returns if a section is hidden in the course format.
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74 * External functions that were returning file information now return the following file fields:
75 filename, filepath, mimetype, filesize, timemodified and fileurl.
76 Those fields are now marked as VALUE_OPTIONAL for backwards compatibility.
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77 * The modchooser now uses a renderable and a template, thus its associated renderer
78 methods have been deprecated. Note that the call to core_course_render::course_modchooser,
79 is still required. Deprecated methods:
80 - core_course_renderer::course_modchooser_module_types
81 - core_course_renderer::course_modchooser_module
82 - core_course_renderer::course_modchooser_title
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83 * You can now specify a course end date when calling core_course_external::create_courses and core_course_external::update_courses
84 external functions. core_course_external::get_courses external function is now returning courses end date values.