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This files describes API changes in /mod/* - activity modules,
information provided here is intended especially for developers.


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=== 2.3 ===

required changes in code:
* define the capability mod/xxx:addinstance (and the corresponding lang string)
  (unless your mod is a MOD_ARCHETYPE_SYSTEM).


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=== 2.2 ===

required changes in code:
* fix missing parameter types in optional_param() and required_param()
* use new optional_param_array(), required_param_array() or clean_param_array() when dealing with array parameters
* textlib->asort() replaced by specialized collatorlib::asort()
* use new make_temp_directory() and make_cache_directory()


=== 2.1 ===

required changes in code:
* add new support for basic restore from 1.9


=== 2.0 ===
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required changes in code:
* use new DML syntax everywhere
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  (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/DML_functions)
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* use new DDL syntax in db/upgrade.php
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  (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/DDL_functions)
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* replace defaults.php by settings.php and db/install.php
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* replace STATEMENTS section in db/install.xml with PHP code db/install.php or db/log.php
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* move post installation code from lib.php into db/install.php
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* move uninstallation code from lib.php to db/uninstall.php
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* new mandatory naming of intro and introformat table fields in module tables,
  the presence of these fields is indicated in xxx_plugin_supports()
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* completely rewrite file handling
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  (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/File_API)
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* rewrite backup/restore
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  (not finished yet)
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* rewrite trusttext support - new db table columns needed
* migrate all module features from mod_edit.php form to lib.php/modulename_supports() function
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* implement new gradebook support (legacy 1.8.x grading not supported anymore)
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* migrate custom resource module subtypes into separate modules,
  necessary only for custom plugins in mod/resource/
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* use new $PAGE and $OUTPUT instead of old weblib functions
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* theme changes: move plugin styles into mod/xxx/styles.css and use new css markers for images,
                 move all images into new mod/xxx/pix/ directory and use new outputlib api
                 move module icon to mod/xxx/pix/icon.gif
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                 old global $THEME is fully replaced by $OUTPUT
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                 create plugin renderers
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  (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Theme_changes_in_2.0)
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* migrate all javascript new coding style using YUI3+YUI2
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  (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/JavaScript_usage_guide)
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* remove '_utf8' from lang pack names, use new {a} syntax
* replace helps with new 'xxx_hlp' strings
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* please note the $plugin->requires in version.php has to be bigger than 2010000000,
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  otherwise the plugin is marked as outdated and upgrade is interrupted
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optional - no changes needed in older code:
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* 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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* support for new mforms editor element and embedded files
  (not finished yet)
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* portfolio support
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  (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Portfolio_API)
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* course completion tracking support
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* new navigation features
* new comments API
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  (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Comments_2.0)
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* new ratings API
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  (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Ratings_2.0)
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