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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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4=== 3.0 ===
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6* Function scorm_view_display was renamed to scorm_print_launch to avoid confussion with new function scorm_view.
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8164fad4 8=== 2.9 ===
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8164fad4 10* Added Grade to pass field to mod_form for activities that support grading.
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11* The method moodleform_mod::add_intro_editor() used in mod_form.php form
12 definitions has been deprecated. Replace it with the new
13 moodleform_mod::standard_intro_elements() method that takes the new site
14 configuration requiremodintro into account (MDL-49101).
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061e6b28 16=== 2.8 ===
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18* Constant FEATURE_GROUPMEMBERSONLY is deprecated. Modules should remove this
19 constant from their module_supports() API function.
20* $CFG->enablegroupmembersonly no longer exists.
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22=== 2.7 ===
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24* modgrade form element has been redesigned and allows setting the maximum grade point higher than 100.
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25* The usage of $module in mod/xxx/version.php files is now deprecated. Please use
26 $plugin instead. The support for the legacy notation will be dropped in Moodle 2.10.
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27* xxx_get_view_actions() and xxx_get_post_actions() will be ignored by new logging system for
28 participation report. view_action and post_action will be detected by event's crud and edulevel.
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29* The functions xxx_user_outline() and xxx_user_complete() have been removed from the majority of core modules (see MDL-41286),
30 except for those that require unique functionality. These functions are used by the outline report, but now if they no longer
31 exist, the default behaviour is chosen, which supports the legacy and standard log storages introduced in 2.7 (see MDL-41266).
32 It is highly recommended you remove these functions from your module if they are simply performing the default behaviour.
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34=== 2.6 ===
35
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36* Modules using the question bank MUST now declare their use of it with the xxx_supports()
37 flag FEATURE_USES_QUESTIONS.
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38* xxx_get_types() module callback can now return subtypes that have
39 a custom help text set. Also instead of array it can now return
40 MOD_SUBTYPE_NO_CHILDREN. This is optional and still defaults to prior
41 behavior. See get_module_metadata() in course/lib.php for details.
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42* shift_course_mod_dates() has been modified to accept optional mod instance id. If mod instance id is passed then
43 dates changed will happen only on specific module instance and not on all instances of that module in course.
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45=== 2.5 ===
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47* support for 'mod/*' filters was removed
48
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49=== 2.4 ===
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51new features:
52
53* mod/xxx/adminlib.php may now include 'plugininfo_yoursubplugintype' class definition
54 used by plugin_manager; it is recommended to store extra admin settings classes in this file
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56optional - no changes needed:
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58* mod_lesson_renderer::header() now accepts an additional parameter $extrapagetitle
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60* mod/data/lib.php data_get_all_recordids() now has two new optional variables: $selectdata and $params.
61
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62=== 2.3 ===
63
64required changes in code:
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66* define the capability mod/xxx:addinstance (and the corresponding lang string)
67 (unless your mod is a MOD_ARCHETYPE_SYSTEM).
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68* xxx_pluginfile() is now given the 7th parameter (hopefully the last one) that
69 contains additional options for the file serving. The array should be re-passed
70 to send_stored_file().
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daefd6eb 72* most resourcelib_embed_* functions are replaced with core_media_renderer;
73 for an example, see mod/resource/locallib.php, resource_display_embed()
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75optional - no changes needed:
76
77* add support for handling course drag and drop types - functions
78 xxx_dndupload_register() and xxx_dndupload_handle($uploadinfo) see:
79 http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Implementing_Course_drag_and_drop_upload_support_in_a_module
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81=== 2.2 ===
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83required changes in code:
84* fix missing parameter types in optional_param() and required_param()
85* use new optional_param_array(), required_param_array() or clean_param_array() when dealing with array parameters
2f1e464a 86* core_text::asort() replaced by specialized core_collator::asort()
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87* use new make_temp_directory() and make_cache_directory()
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89
90=== 2.1 ===
91
92required changes in code:
93* add new support for basic restore from 1.9
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96=== 2.0 ===
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9c82ff2a 98required changes in code:
99* use new DML syntax everywhere
728ebac7 100 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/DML_functions)
9c82ff2a 101* use new DDL syntax in db/upgrade.php
728ebac7 102 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/DDL_functions)
9c82ff2a 103* replace defaults.php by settings.php and db/install.php
847400a7 104* replace STATEMENTS section in db/install.xml with PHP code db/install.php or db/log.php
9cb56578 105* move post installation code from lib.php into db/install.php
56f7ff74 106* move uninstallation code from lib.php to db/uninstall.php
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107* new mandatory naming of intro and introformat table fields in module tables,
108 the presence of these fields is indicated in xxx_plugin_supports()
9c82ff2a 109* completely rewrite file handling
728ebac7 110 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/File_API)
9c82ff2a 111* rewrite backup/restore
44f2977c 112 (not finished yet)
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113* rewrite trusttext support - new db table columns needed
114* migrate all module features from mod_edit.php form to lib.php/modulename_supports() function
398a160d 115* implement new gradebook support (legacy 1.8.x grading not supported anymore)
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116* migrate custom resource module subtypes into separate modules,
117 necessary only for custom plugins in mod/resource/
af34490a 118* use new $PAGE and $OUTPUT instead of old weblib functions
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119* theme changes: move plugin styles into mod/xxx/styles.css and use new css markers for images,
120 move all images into new mod/xxx/pix/ directory and use new outputlib api
121 move module icon to mod/xxx/pix/icon.gif
cbcc9852 122 old global $THEME is fully replaced by $OUTPUT
8026a943 123 create plugin renderers
728ebac7 124 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Theme_changes_in_2.0)
b7534190 125* migrate all javascript new coding style using YUI3+YUI2
728ebac7 126 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/JavaScript_usage_guide)
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127* remove '_utf8' from lang pack names, use new {a} syntax
128* replace helps with new 'xxx_hlp' strings
7070ca36 129* please note the $plugin->requires in version.php has to be bigger than 2010000000,
dae88219 130 otherwise the plugin is marked as outdated and upgrade is interrupted
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132optional - no changes needed in older code:
dbf9e4ba 133* 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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134* support for new mforms editor element and embedded files
135 (not finished yet)
9c82ff2a 136* portfolio support
728ebac7 137 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Portfolio_API)
9c82ff2a 138* course completion tracking support
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139* new navigation features
140* new comments API
728ebac7 141 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Comments_2.0)
8026a943 142* new ratings API
728ebac7 143 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Ratings_2.0)
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