MDL-29624 Media embedding system, part 0: Add get_path() to moodle_url
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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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10* xxx_pluginfile() is now given the 7th parameter (hopefully the last one) that
11 contains additional options for the file serving. The array should be re-passed
12 to send_stored_file().
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15=== 2.2 ===
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17required changes in code:
18* fix missing parameter types in optional_param() and required_param()
19* use new optional_param_array(), required_param_array() or clean_param_array() when dealing with array parameters
20* textlib->asort() replaced by specialized collatorlib::asort()
21* use new make_temp_directory() and make_cache_directory()
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24=== 2.1 ===
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26required changes in code:
27* add new support for basic restore from 1.9
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30=== 2.0 ===
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9c82ff2a 32required changes in code:
33* use new DML syntax everywhere
728ebac7 34 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/DML_functions)
9c82ff2a 35* use new DDL syntax in db/upgrade.php
728ebac7 36 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/DDL_functions)
9c82ff2a 37* replace defaults.php by settings.php and db/install.php
847400a7 38* replace STATEMENTS section in db/install.xml with PHP code db/install.php or db/log.php
9cb56578 39* move post installation code from lib.php into db/install.php
56f7ff74 40* move uninstallation code from lib.php to db/uninstall.php
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41* new mandatory naming of intro and introformat table fields in module tables,
42 the presence of these fields is indicated in xxx_plugin_supports()
9c82ff2a 43* completely rewrite file handling
728ebac7 44 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/File_API)
9c82ff2a 45* rewrite backup/restore
44f2977c 46 (not finished yet)
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47* rewrite trusttext support - new db table columns needed
48* migrate all module features from mod_edit.php form to lib.php/modulename_supports() function
398a160d 49* implement new gradebook support (legacy 1.8.x grading not supported anymore)
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50* migrate custom resource module subtypes into separate modules,
51 necessary only for custom plugins in mod/resource/
af34490a 52* use new $PAGE and $OUTPUT instead of old weblib functions
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53* theme changes: move plugin styles into mod/xxx/styles.css and use new css markers for images,
54 move all images into new mod/xxx/pix/ directory and use new outputlib api
55 move module icon to mod/xxx/pix/icon.gif
cbcc9852 56 old global $THEME is fully replaced by $OUTPUT
8026a943 57 create plugin renderers
728ebac7 58 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Theme_changes_in_2.0)
b7534190 59* migrate all javascript new coding style using YUI3+YUI2
728ebac7 60 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/JavaScript_usage_guide)
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61* remove '_utf8' from lang pack names, use new {a} syntax
62* replace helps with new 'xxx_hlp' strings
7070ca36 63* please note the $plugin->requires in version.php has to be bigger than 2010000000,
dae88219 64 otherwise the plugin is marked as outdated and upgrade is interrupted
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66optional - no changes needed in older code:
dbf9e4ba 67* 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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68* support for new mforms editor element and embedded files
69 (not finished yet)
9c82ff2a 70* portfolio support
728ebac7 71 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Portfolio_API)
9c82ff2a 72* course completion tracking support
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73* new navigation features
74* new comments API
728ebac7 75 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Comments_2.0)
8026a943 76* new ratings API
728ebac7 77 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Ratings_2.0)
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