MDL-32471 send_stored_file() now supports the preview option
[moodle.git] / mod / upgrade.txt
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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:
8* define the capability mod/xxx:addinstance (and the corresponding lang string)
9 (unless your mod is a MOD_ARCHETYPE_SYSTEM).
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12=== 2.2 ===
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14required changes in code:
15* fix missing parameter types in optional_param() and required_param()
16* use new optional_param_array(), required_param_array() or clean_param_array() when dealing with array parameters
17* textlib->asort() replaced by specialized collatorlib::asort()
18* use new make_temp_directory() and make_cache_directory()
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21=== 2.1 ===
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23required changes in code:
24* add new support for basic restore from 1.9
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27=== 2.0 ===
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9c82ff2a 29required changes in code:
30* use new DML syntax everywhere
728ebac7 31 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/DML_functions)
9c82ff2a 32* use new DDL syntax in db/upgrade.php
728ebac7 33 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/DDL_functions)
9c82ff2a 34* replace defaults.php by settings.php and db/install.php
847400a7 35* replace STATEMENTS section in db/install.xml with PHP code db/install.php or db/log.php
9cb56578 36* move post installation code from lib.php into db/install.php
56f7ff74 37* move uninstallation code from lib.php to db/uninstall.php
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38* new mandatory naming of intro and introformat table fields in module tables,
39 the presence of these fields is indicated in xxx_plugin_supports()
9c82ff2a 40* completely rewrite file handling
728ebac7 41 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/File_API)
9c82ff2a 42* rewrite backup/restore
44f2977c 43 (not finished yet)
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44* rewrite trusttext support - new db table columns needed
45* migrate all module features from mod_edit.php form to lib.php/modulename_supports() function
398a160d 46* implement new gradebook support (legacy 1.8.x grading not supported anymore)
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47* migrate custom resource module subtypes into separate modules,
48 necessary only for custom plugins in mod/resource/
af34490a 49* use new $PAGE and $OUTPUT instead of old weblib functions
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50* theme changes: move plugin styles into mod/xxx/styles.css and use new css markers for images,
51 move all images into new mod/xxx/pix/ directory and use new outputlib api
52 move module icon to mod/xxx/pix/icon.gif
cbcc9852 53 old global $THEME is fully replaced by $OUTPUT
8026a943 54 create plugin renderers
728ebac7 55 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Theme_changes_in_2.0)
b7534190 56* migrate all javascript new coding style using YUI3+YUI2
728ebac7 57 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/JavaScript_usage_guide)
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58* remove '_utf8' from lang pack names, use new {a} syntax
59* replace helps with new 'xxx_hlp' strings
7070ca36 60* please note the $plugin->requires in version.php has to be bigger than 2010000000,
dae88219 61 otherwise the plugin is marked as outdated and upgrade is interrupted
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63optional - no changes needed in older code:
dbf9e4ba 64* 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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65* support for new mforms editor element and embedded files
66 (not finished yet)
9c82ff2a 67* portfolio support
728ebac7 68 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Portfolio_API)
9c82ff2a 69* course completion tracking support
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70* new navigation features
71* new comments API
728ebac7 72 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Comments_2.0)
8026a943 73* new ratings API
728ebac7 74 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Ratings_2.0)
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