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9c82ff2a 1This files describes API changes in /mod/* - activity modules,
2information provided here is intended especially for developers.
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5=== 2.3 ===
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7required changes in code:
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9* define the capability mod/xxx:addinstance (and the corresponding lang string)
10 (unless your mod is a MOD_ARCHETYPE_SYSTEM).
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11* xxx_pluginfile() is now given the 7th parameter (hopefully the last one) that
12 contains additional options for the file serving. The array should be re-passed
13 to send_stored_file().
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daefd6eb 15* most resourcelib_embed_* functions are replaced with core_media_renderer;
16 for an example, see mod/resource/locallib.php, resource_display_embed()
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19=== 2.2 ===
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21required changes in code:
22* fix missing parameter types in optional_param() and required_param()
23* use new optional_param_array(), required_param_array() or clean_param_array() when dealing with array parameters
24* textlib->asort() replaced by specialized collatorlib::asort()
25* use new make_temp_directory() and make_cache_directory()
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28=== 2.1 ===
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30required changes in code:
31* add new support for basic restore from 1.9
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34=== 2.0 ===
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9c82ff2a 36required changes in code:
37* use new DML syntax everywhere
728ebac7 38 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/DML_functions)
9c82ff2a 39* use new DDL syntax in db/upgrade.php
728ebac7 40 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/DDL_functions)
9c82ff2a 41* replace defaults.php by settings.php and db/install.php
847400a7 42* replace STATEMENTS section in db/install.xml with PHP code db/install.php or db/log.php
9cb56578 43* move post installation code from lib.php into db/install.php
56f7ff74 44* move uninstallation code from lib.php to db/uninstall.php
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45* new mandatory naming of intro and introformat table fields in module tables,
46 the presence of these fields is indicated in xxx_plugin_supports()
9c82ff2a 47* completely rewrite file handling
728ebac7 48 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/File_API)
9c82ff2a 49* rewrite backup/restore
44f2977c 50 (not finished yet)
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51* rewrite trusttext support - new db table columns needed
52* migrate all module features from mod_edit.php form to lib.php/modulename_supports() function
398a160d 53* implement new gradebook support (legacy 1.8.x grading not supported anymore)
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54* migrate custom resource module subtypes into separate modules,
55 necessary only for custom plugins in mod/resource/
af34490a 56* use new $PAGE and $OUTPUT instead of old weblib functions
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57* theme changes: move plugin styles into mod/xxx/styles.css and use new css markers for images,
58 move all images into new mod/xxx/pix/ directory and use new outputlib api
59 move module icon to mod/xxx/pix/icon.gif
cbcc9852 60 old global $THEME is fully replaced by $OUTPUT
8026a943 61 create plugin renderers
728ebac7 62 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Theme_changes_in_2.0)
b7534190 63* migrate all javascript new coding style using YUI3+YUI2
728ebac7 64 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/JavaScript_usage_guide)
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65* remove '_utf8' from lang pack names, use new {a} syntax
66* replace helps with new 'xxx_hlp' strings
7070ca36 67* please note the $plugin->requires in version.php has to be bigger than 2010000000,
dae88219 68 otherwise the plugin is marked as outdated and upgrade is interrupted
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70optional - no changes needed in older code:
dbf9e4ba 71* settingstree.php replaced by settings.php - just unset the $settings if you want to make custom part of settings admin tree
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72* support for new mforms editor element and embedded files
73 (not finished yet)
9c82ff2a 74* portfolio support
728ebac7 75 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Portfolio_API)
9c82ff2a 76* course completion tracking support
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77* new navigation features
78* new comments API
728ebac7 79 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Comments_2.0)
8026a943 80* new ratings API
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