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

=== 2.0 ===

required changes in code:
* use new DML syntax everywhere
* use new DDL syntax in db/upgrade.php
* replace defaults.php by settings.php and db/install.php
* replace STATEMENTS section in db/install.xml by db/install.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 intro and introformat table fields in module tables
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* completely rewrite file handling
* rewrite backup/restore
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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
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* migrate to new comments subsystem
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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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optional - no changes needed in older code:
* portfolio support
* course completion tracking support
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* add new navigation features
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TODO: add links to docs